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ViaSat Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 28, 2015
Updated Feb 28, 2015
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Software Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at ViaSat.

Interview Details

Never applied, they reached out to me after viewing my resume through my university resume book. Had an HR interview, then about a week later was asked to technical interview. All over the phone. Two weeks after that I was offered a position.

Interview Questions
  • Basic c++ data structures, lots of networking questions such as difference between TCP/UDP, what is IP, etc.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview Details

    It is very difficult to get an interview without a referral. Always check with the hiring contact person as to the update on your interview. They will sometimes go for weeks without any updates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ViaSat in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a software engineering job online. Got contacted a few weeks later for a normal HR interview. This consisted of basic behavioral questions and lasted about 45 minutes.

    After this, got contacted for a technical phone interview about a week later. The phone interview was for a job (Test engineer) that I had not applied for and did not fit my qualifications. I did not know why I did not interview for the job I had applied for but heard back about 2 weeks later that they were going in a different direction.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about RF technologies that I had no experience in.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ViaSat in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Information session at University, followed by on-campus interview. There after, the candidates who get shortlisted will be called ofr on-site interview at their main location.Based on the performance of the on-site interview, decision is made whether to hire a candidate.I was interviewed on-campus during september 2014 but they haven't responded even after two months. Overall, it is difficult process but you can learn a lot through the process.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about some new network protocol which we were unaware of.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview Details

    Had the typical phone screen like everyone else.

    Conversed with some lady on the other end and was NOT impressed by this company at all. The other person didn't have a clue as to basically anything that went in the software development world. Like other reviewers experienced, the person I spoke to seemed very unprofessional. In the end, I decided to not pursue the on-site interview since I did not want to work with those kind of people.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There were standard phone interviews initially, then they flew me down for an in person interview. This was one of my first interviews upon graduating college so I wasn't quite sure what to expect other than there might be fizz buzz questions. While I think I did ok on that portion, I wasn't ready for them to scrutinize my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ViaSat in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straightforward. Asked me regarding my project experiences - a game I made. He asked me about a comment I made regarding how I learned how to implement the tick on my resume to measure every moment of the game. I answered.

    He then asked about my internship etc.

    Then he asked a programming question, how to implement a function (in any language) that returned in index of a fibonacci sequence. Very straightforward and easy, however, I had difficulty understanding what he wanted at first. After thinking I understood what he wanted I made an assumption (that the fibonacci array was passed in) but evidently it was not. When I gave my code he asked where my array was passed in. I responded by saying I assumed it was passed in. He condescendingly responded by saying with an amusing facial expression "Umm... No I didn't...". Was it inappropriate? Probably, I wasn't phased though. I recognized I had difficulty figuring out exactly what he wanted and what was passed into the function. Regardless I fixed it and he checked and the function turned out correct.

    We then had 3 minutes left and he asked my if I had any questions. I thought for about five seconds and said I didn't, I was familiar with the company and my role. He responded indignantly and this time a bit rudely stating: "Well if you have no more questions we should just end this interview right now" and smirking.

    It was amusing, I again wasn't phased I just didn't quite understand why he was attempting to be such a jerk. Hence, I asked questions I didn't really care about to get him to lighten up again. The note we ended was a bit better.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    5 hours of technical interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were mostly expected like many other interviews, linked lists some OS concepts etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    location

    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview Details

    One of the HR people sent me an email. The email included an application form, asking you what your desired postions are. Then, they scheduled a phone interview about 30 minutes long. It was all about your resume and what you wanted to do in the company. If they thought you were a good match, they would contact you with a technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at ViaSat in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Sent a resume to a friend inside. Had a phone interview after a couple of months. Went extremely well. Had a face to face interview about a month later. Most went well. In depth questions, some tough. The lead whom I had the phone interview with gave a totally different vibe than on the phone. I knew I had lost when they yawned in the middle of the interview.
    After that loooooooong arduous process, it took them less than an hour to send me a rejection interview. Seemed a big waste of time. I thought that's what the phone interview was for, to save time.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to explain in detail how I would solve a board bring up.
      Usual code test <yawn!>
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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