Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Software Engineer Interview
I had about 5 interviews from the team manager to the system architect. Every interviewer was concept oriented with some basic C/C++ questions and more intuitive questions on projects. Was also asked a couple of design questions based on abstract classes and virtual functions.
- Concept of smart pointers and how would you implement it Answer Question
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Software Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at TiVo (Alviso, CA) in January 2014.
I had a phone screen with the hiring manager where he asked some basic C/C++ and computer architecture questions. Then came onsite and had interviews with the whole team. I was interviewing for a lower level team so a lot of the questions were around Linux and drivers. Nothing too crazy if you've worked on that before.
- What does 'volatile' mean in C++? Answer Question
Software Engineer InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at TiVo (San Jose, CA) in April 2012.
Asked questions about java such as: How garbage collection works, OOP questions, and diferences between Java and other languages such as C/C++
Software Engineer InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at TiVo (San Jose, CA) in March 2011.
I had a one on one interview with a Tivo software engineer who tested me on some simple algorithm questions. For instance, the employee asked me of a good way to determine how many times a character exists in a file. I used a two for statements and a hashtable. In many interviews like this, hashtables are the way to go. This interview went well and I got a second interview. The second interview didnt go very well. It was very technical and they tested me on Java application development. I don't have a lot of experience in Java APPLICATION dev. Its probably a good thing that it didn't go any further because I don't have the required skills. But it was good to practice interviewing and all of the staff were very nice.
- How would you find how many times a character was present in a file? 2 Answers
Software Engineer InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at TiVo (Alviso, CA) in January 2011.
Process went from online application to contact with in-house recruiter, to brief phone screen, to on-site interview with several people in the group that I would be working with. I also talked to the prospective boss and his boss. Some of the skills questions I was fully prepared for, but the one listed below was a bit tricky -- but had relevance.
- How would you ensure proper receipt of communications between earth and moon? Answer Question
Software Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at TiVo (Alviso, CA) in September 2009.
First email from internal recruiter then phone screen. Phone interview with hiring manager, phone interview with another engineer, 12 back-to-back in person interviews.
- I don't know Answer Question
I didn't negotiate
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