Oracle Member of Technical Staff Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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Member of Technical Staff Interview

Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA).

Interview

Basic Operating Systems questions. None of them very difficult questions. No typical CS-101 stytle questions for the experienced people. No trick questions either. What is needed for their work were only asked

Interview Questions

  • OS concurrency questions, language specific (mine was C), linux platform based, basic database questions   Answer Question

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Was contacted by the campus recruiter for Oracle by email and asked to send in an updated resume. I think they must have gotten my resume through the career fair.. Sent in my resume, and I was called for an on site interview directly. There was no phone interview which was surprising to me. The interview process was quite straight forward and it lasted one day. Started early morning (around 8:30 or 9) and left the Oracle office by 7 PM... I think I interviewed with around 6 teams, all in database group based on my resume. After the interview, I was contacted in 10 days with an offer, and I could chose any team I want... The interview was not difficult. And alot of the interview was focused on my past projects, so Operating Systems and Networking, File Systems etc. There were some minor coding questions but they didnt stress too much on Algos/data structures. Some questions (concurrency based) were quite intricate and required a very deep understanding of the process stack and parameter passing and what not... But what I really found was that the questions were very much based on what these guys use everyday, rather than any gotcha questions to stifle the candidate. All the interviewers were great, very polite and I felt very comfortable throughout the process....

    Interview Questions

    • I was given a code snippet, which involved multi threading and was asked to find a race condition. The race condition was very subtle and was not explicit in the code.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much room for negotiaiton, since it was a college hire and it was my first job.

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview

    Applied online and also pushed my resume through an employee. Five rounds of telephone interviews - 4 technical / skill interviews, 1 interview with the HR. First round, I was asked to prepare and send a document explaining in detail all major programming projects done in previous employment / education course work. Second round was on multi-threading programming. Third round on memory management. Fourth technical round on database management and performance. Each round lasted about 45-mins to an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on web technologies, memory management and multi-thread programming.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview

    Resume got passed the HR and on campus interview for a full day with 5 teams. Then HR will help teams and you match each other. Normally everyone will get an offer after on site.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the teams focused more on algorithm, some of them focused more on the past projects.   Answer Question
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    sent in resume received phone call waited a month

    Interview Questions

    • can you work without resources   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation take it or leave it

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    On-site interview with 8 teams spread across 2 days. Interviews are greatly team dependent. Oracle does awesome work. So if you get into a good tea, it is a not to miss opportunity.

    Negotiation

    Not much

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle in June 2012.

    Interview

    Great very structured, well executed interview process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    straight forward

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Hired through college recruiting. Very easy and smooth process. They like people with good GPA from top schools. The interview itself is quite easy.

    Interview Questions

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood Shores, CA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Phone interview On-site interview, 5 people a day

    Interview Questions

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Zürich (Switzerland)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Prior to the onsite interview, I got two rounds of phone and screen interviews. Since my on-site interview was likely to be located in Zurich, the two interviewers for the phone and screen interviews were both from North America. These two interviews are quite similar to each other. At the beginning, I was asked a few behavior questions, e.g., my research background. Then directly the interviews moved to the technical questions, which I will cover in the interview questions section. At the end, I got a chance to ask them a few questions. Regarding the on-site interview, the schedule was quite tight, since I was requested to talk to all group members in Oracle Labs at Zurich. In total, I had seven interviews. Almost in every interview, I was asked a few questions regarding operating system, computer architecture and database. In some interviews, I had to finish some code tasks. Additionally, they invited me to give a scientific talk there about my PhD work.

    Interview Questions

    • Design question is regarding an efficient storage system to store large-volume data. Performance issue is regarding how to avoid cache missing and cache line contention for big-data analytic jobs in a single multi-core machine. Code tasks include a) efficiently compute the sum of large number of data; b) test whether two neural networks overlap; c) bit manipulation to compute the number of 1 bits for a given integer and so on. Some other questions: branch predication, TLB, and so on   Answer Question
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