Rackspace Software Developer III Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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Software Developer III Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Antonio, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Rackspace in September 2014.

Interview Details

Contact made through a recruiter. Phone interview went well, could tell the interviewer was not very experienced. Couple of questions were confusing because of terminology mix up.

Went into the technical interview, which was a four hour process. Several technical interview questions that were from CS 101 classes, Binary trees, searches, Sorts, Data Structures etc. Second meeting was with managers. They mainly vented about frustration with corporate culture, little unprofessional, but what the heck. Second management meeting, they also vented frustrations about culture and inability for upper management to make decisions. By the third interview, I had decided that this was probably not a great fit for me. The fourth interview was technical and had nothing to do with any experience I had on my resume. Was asked if I knew how memory was mapped by the Java virtual machine. Pretty much looked the interviewer in the eye and said "Nope!". Decided I would not be giving up my day job to make a move to Rackspace.

If you really want to work there, I suggest pulling out your Data Structures book and some go through some algorithm review. Best of luck.

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Reasons for Declining

The corporate culture is a little to chaotic. It felt a little to unstable.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Rackspace in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a very positive interview process but was involved with interviewing other candidates. Some of those interviews were not conducted in what I consider a pleasant manner. This could be because I had a huge portfolio and lots of code sample. We had a hard time finding good candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • How would I convert an Array to an Object or vica-versa?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was told I would have 10 days of vacation upon signing which was not the case. I was offered 10K less than market average and accepted because I was told historically the yearly bonus has been $20-$30K. This year it's $4K.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rackspace in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Basic questions in phone interview. After that there were interviews with 2-3 developers. No hard questions, mostly behavioral ones. Technical questions were alarmingly trivia based (what does X mean in c#) which seems to imply they are looking for knowledge rather than ability to learn. Developers seemed friendly enough. Was given another test to do over a 48hr period.

    String focus on OOP and design and nearly none on algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Interview wasn't hard enough

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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