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Programmer Analyst IV Interview
The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at San Diego Supercomputer Center (San Diego, CA) in January 2010.
Atypical research interview process. First round of interviews you talk over the phone with your to be peers and hiring manager as a group, every one pretty much chimes in and asks their specific questions mostly related to your research and thesis. If selected they fly you down for a full day of interview. On site interview starts with a one hour research talk, followed by one on one interviews. My interviewers asked me questions related to programming , some asked me follow up questions on my research talk, while others had more specific systems research questions.
I did not negotiate, but I would recommend to do so because your start salary sticks with you for a few years.