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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Savvis in March 2012.

Interview Details – Had an initial technical phone screen with one of the developers. Then was invited to a face to face interview with the hiring manager and then met with a couple other developers and finally one other manager. The interview consisted of more technical questions and general questions. The developers are very technical and we discussed the entire technical spectrum from memory (heap/stack), caching technologies, Java, SOAP vs. REST. The manager questions were more generic such as what is your short-term, mid-term, long-term career strategy, how do you manage deadlines, how do you handle being a part of an understaffed project.

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  • You've been tasked to architect / design an ecommerce website. What technology stack would you choose and why?   Answer Question
  • What's the difference between SOAP and REST Web Service?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes. I was asked what I was looking for in terms of compensation and was told afterwards that it was higher than what they had anticipated, but they were able to match it.

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Director, Software Engineering Interview

Director, Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA

The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Savvis in April 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process started with a third party recruiter who was great! Then, after two weeks of no communication, proceeded to live 1 on 1 with hiring manager who was clearly not technical. Another two weeks and HR called to schedule a telepresence interview with three execs back East. Seemed to go well but no feedback for a week. then HR VP called to tell me I was still a candidate. Two more weeks pass and no feedback. Finally I was told I was not selected. Very unprofessional process, low salary range and phony bonus package. Glad I didn't get involved with this company.

Interview Question – How much compensation do you require?   View Answer

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No Offer

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Director Product Management Interview

Director Product Management
Santa Clara, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Savvis in May 2010.

Interview Details – Got a call from HR to schedule. A few days later had a video Cam interview with hiring manager on the east coast. Interview was very basic, it wasn't a good match for me. I was told that they'll got to me but I never heard back from them again. I expected a email or something. Very rude and unprofessional.

Interview Question – How would you price a new product?   Answer Question

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