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Akamai Solutions Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 10, 2017
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Solutions Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Akamai (Denver, CO) in April 2017.

Interview

Phone Initial Screening Interview (HR)
PhoneInterview with Systems Engineering Manager
Phone Interview with a Solutions Engineer (technical screening)
4 hour onsite interview day - Video Calls, phone calls with:
-Solutions Engineers
-Systems Engineering Manager
-Account Executives
-Director of Channel
-Director of Systems Engineering
- Presentation to Group

Details on Group Presentation:
· Topic: Benefits and impact of CDN on website/application delivery.
· Assume audience understands cloud hosting services, but is not fully informed of additional benefits of cloud optimization and security services in front of application hosting.
· Tell us about the potential benefits to our business
· 30 minutes for presentation
· Delivery method: candidate’s choice (PPT / whiteboard / mixture)

Interview Questions

  • Presentation or white board session. Topic: Benefit and impact of Content Delivery Networks on website / application delivery, Assuming audience understands cloud hosting services, but is not fully informed of additional benefits of cloud optimization and security services in front of application hosting.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Akamai

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    Solutions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Akamai (San Francisco, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    very positive experience, interviewed in san francisco office, had to present scenario before a panel. phone screen, technical phone interview followed by technical interview + presentation,
    technical questions were deep and involved white boarding

    Interview Questions


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    Solutions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Akamai in September 2014.

    Interview

    HR > Hiring manager > Technical Interview > On-site interview with many people. The process seemed okay, but didn't end as I would of thought. They are trying to create an office collaborative culture. For my final interview they told me to come in and meet the team. I came into the local office, it was the size of a hotel room. I ended up just meeting 1 person and sat in a conference room the entire time and videoed with everyone else. Everyone else I interviewed with was across the country. Ultimately, the interview all went well on my side and feedback seemed great. Nothing hard, everything smooth. A couple days later the HR recruiter nicely followed up with me and said she was going to get feedback in the afternoon and let me know soon. 1 month later, I never heard back...

    Interview Questions

    • Web technical questions you should understand if you are applying for this job   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (9)  

    Solutions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Akamai (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    I was referred by a friend at the company. I went through an initial phone screen with a recruiter, then I did a technical phone screen with the hiring manager, then I did an in-person with the hiring manager and finally I did a series of 5 interviews that ranged from technical to soft skills with a variety of employees at the company.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any particularly difficult questions, though a strong background in TCP, DNS and HTTP are extremely helpful. I was applying for a job that requires both a good technical foundation but, also, requires good soft skills.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate very much, I typically don't. I take the approach of laying out my expectations at the beginning of the interview process of what I'm looking for in terms of compensation, benefits, time-off and then only negotiate if the offer doesn't match what I laid out in the beginning.


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    Solutions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview

    Hiring manager interview -> Tech interview -> Sr. Manager Interview

    Negotiation

    Just accepted


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