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    Lead Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at IGN Entertainment in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was from a recruiter. Usual recruiter fluff, quickly passed on the CTO. No difficult or tech depth questions were asked. This lead to an on site.

    On site involved meeting two relatively jr engineers for more of a architectural decision process. No white boarding was required. The interviewers were polite and didn't try to up the stress level in the interview just to make me sweat.

    The second was with the new Director or some such of engineering. It because quickly obvious that the positon he was trying to fill was not the one I thought I was applying for. The were looking for a more "corporate" Lead, one thats responsible for suggestions of software to buy. I'm an OpenSource guy and this was the end of the interview process.

    Shown the door. My feelings are no foul no harm. Wrong person for the job the wanted which is a Tech Lead a la say Wells Fargo would have.

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    • Whats the best way to securely store a password entered in a web form.   View Answer
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Website corp.ign.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

IGN Entertainment may not stand for International Geek Network, but it does court some serious video gamers. The company operates a network of video game and entertainment-related websites that target males aged 18-34. Its flagship gaming site IGN.com (along with GameSpy, FilePlanet, and TeamXbox) is the US's leading gaming network; IGN also operates lifestyle site AskMen.com. Together, its IGN sites attract more than 40 million unique monthly visitors globally (in the US, Australia, and Germany). IGN also includes GameSpy Technology group, which provides technology for... More

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