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Calypso Technology Interview Questions

Updated Nov 16, 2017
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    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Calypso Technology (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    First two rounds were technical and about previous experience.

    Then a f2f at New York office for around 3-4 hours
     What's type erasure in Java
    Java memory management model
    And general Java related questions

    F2F
    1st was technical round
    Hash table vs hash map
    Design patterns
    Spring and it's implicit design patterns
    Write a cache Utility in Java which keeps latest given number of objects
    Swap two integer variables without using temp variable
    And done basic interest rate calculation
    What's dirty price - I didn't know
    Few more domain questions. I didn't do that great as I didn't have much exposure to this domain.
    What are the version controlling tools used . I used star team and clear case.

    2nd

    Domain questions and get to know my background.
    Mostly related to bonds and fixed incomes and swaps.
    I dint have much domain knowledge but I assured I can catch up.

    3rd
    Domain questions and get to know my background.

    4th technical
    Questions about previous project implementations.
    MVC pattern related question.
    Design patterns used - singleton factory adapter
    Diff between adapter and bridge patterns

    5th director
    Gave an overview of the project and it's domain.
    Salary and joining date and visa related questions.

    6th technical

    What are different types of ejb,s missed to tell singleton bean
    What's ejb container responsibilities
    How to configure number of beans in an ejb . Didn't answer this one
    Can mdb be configured to queue and topic
    I said Yes for both.
    But insisted on details of how mdb could listen in topic. I stood my stance on mdb cab listen to topic.

    What's are diff types of web services
    What's diff between soap and rest web service
    How to test soap services
    How to test rest services
    How to document a rest web services - didn't answer this one. Swagger tool
    What are the build tools used. I said Jenkins thinking it was a continuous integration tool question then once the interviewer asked something like graddle I mentioned ant and maven as I haven't used graddle.
    What database were I using currently . I said DB2 and the interviewer thought it as too old.
    I said Not in my control.I was exhausted at this point as it was a single day travel to and fro schedule. It was a very tight schedule wish I had some buffer time to refresh myself or grab lunch. Went straight to interview from airport. My bad didn't plan well on that as I didn't expect it to go for more than 3.5 hours.

    HR got back in a day with no offer response. Still wondering what went wrong.


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Calypso Technology (San Francisco, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied via Linkedin and received a recruiter call after several weeks of applying. The recruiter scheduled a phone call which was a casual chat (at least thats what i assumed). The day they called me, I was expecting just the recruiter talking about the company and stuff but I could sense the call was on loud speaker and there were more than one people on the call. I could hear whispering or change of voices.
    During the call they asked me if I mind answering few java questions. I said yes. And it more or less turned into technical interview. They asked like 12-13 questions on Java like a rapid fire round. I skipped one and answered all others.
    After the questions, they asked my salary expectations and told me they cannot match what I am expecting. I said ok. And then they never got back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Some questions were:
      1. JVM vs JRE VS JDK
      2. Transient
      3. Hashmap vs hashtable
      4. How to make Hashmap synchronized
      5. Finally keyword
      6. Java garbage collection
      7. Name some Unchecked exceptions
      8. Name some Checked exceptions
      9. Set vs List
      10. What does static keyword do
      11. JMS
      12. Range of int
      13. What is immutable object   Answer Question
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Calypso Technology (San Francisco, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of 2 stages: Phone interview followed by onsite interview. Phone interview lasted for 45-60 mins and focused on questions about my prior experience and some basic tech questions (collections, list, set, transient). My onsite interview was taken by different members of the team where the position was based. The questions focused on design patterns and specific solution to the problems given.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Calypso Technology (San Francisco, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process started with a call from a Calypso recruiter. After the recruiter screening, I was invited to come to the San Francisco office for in-person interviewing. When I arrived at the office, I first met with the hiring manager. Afterwards, I also met with three different technical writers. All interviewers were friendly. The office is located downtown and above a BART station for easy commuting.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle multiple jobs at the same time?
      Would mundane portions of documentation be okay for you to work on?
      Do you perform well under tight deadlines.   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Technical interview was not very difficult but strong fundamental is needed.
    2 rounds of telephonic and final round of Face to face interview all technical . Final round is HR interview . Compensation is decided right on spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic Java questions , collections , synchronization , serialization,   Answer Question

  6.  

    Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Calypso Technology (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had 2 phone interviews with the in-house recruiter (2 months apart). Both times was told I would be scheduled for interviews at the office in SF. Interviews were never scheduled, recruiter never followed up to decline or discontinue the process. Left hanging indefinitely ...

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Calypso Technology.

    Interview

    submitted resume online- got a call from the office manager. Met with the hiring manager and a few team mates. met with Sr manager a week later. Offer came within a week after that. There were no structured interview questions. Everyone I met was nice but no one knew to ask any questions that were relevant for the job. The company provides no training in that area. It seems to me they are more interested in ensuring they can put you on a client engagement without worrying about having you kicked off.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    QA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Calypso Technology.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career website, the whole process took 3 weeks, lot of behavior questions, some technical questions but not hard, all about basics of derivatives, if you read John Hull's book and you will be fine

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions about derivatives, calculate the price of bond, calculate delta of a option, etc.   Answer Question

  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Calypso Technology in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through my college. The interview process started with a telephonic round. Questions were completely focused on bringing out the understanding of OOPs concepts. Followed by it , there were two more rounds of telephonic interview in which questions were fired on all possible concepts of JAVA, especially on advanced java programming and Datastructures.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Calypso Technology (San Francisco, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring process was pretty long almost around 2 months due to holiday season.. Below are the steps
    1) HR contacted me via Email.
    2) Phone Interview - +ve feedback received the 1-2 days
    3) On Site Interview with New York Team - 2- 3 hours ( 4 -5 people)
       a) First interview was with Business side person - Was interesting and got all possible info about the project and the need for hire and about the company.
       b) Second was technical white boarding session. ( I found it easy)
       c) Third was again technical written Java test ( If you are Sun certified should be easy)
       d) Fourth was with a Project Manager
       e) 5-10 min with HR

    4) Received +ve feedback again in 1-2 days and then set up a date after one month for another onsite interview in San Francisco Office ( one night Hotel + Flight tickets paid by company)

    5) Onsite Interview with San Fran team was again for around 3 hours (4-5 people)
      a) First interview was again with the Same business person with NY where again i learnt more about the project and company.
      b) Second interview was pretty technical - core java and understanding of other technologies. They check how passionate you are about technologies
      c) Third interview was white boarding on a use case of online shopping Application like Amazon.. I enjoyed this as well and answered all questions.
      d) Fourth interview was with the 20% tech and 80% finance - Questions asked about options , Commodities, Bond Pricing etc..
      e) The the hiring manager /director which was like lunch and interview .. more on behavioral .

    6) Received the feedback in 3-4 days.
    7) Negotiations for 1 week + on Salary and other logistics like Visa sponsorship ,relocation etc..
    8) Emailed offer Letter ..

    My overall experience was pretty good. People here are friendly and welcoming.. They know what they are doing and what kind of people they are looking for.. I would say salary is ok ( 5-10 k less then market) not that great but i liked the project more so went for it..

    Negotiation

    Negotiations for 1 week + on Salary and other logistics like Visa sponsorship ,relocation etc..


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