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Nutanix Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (9)  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Nutanix (Richmond, VA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Had a great interview with hiring manager as well as multiple interviews and conversations with upper management and peers. Met with engineering partners as well as channel partners and discussed the value proposition of Nutanix. I felt like it was a bi-directional interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • They explained the different culture and different expectations coming to Nutanix and would that appeal to me.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (4)  

    Consulting Architect Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nutanix (San Jose, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Was a number of phone interviews and in-person interviews. Their lead recruiter was very responsive and as a team they did a fabulous job being uniform in the process and communication. Grade A people in their GSO organization and in their recruiting department.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you considering the move?   1 Answer
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    Corporate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nutanix (Cary, NC) in December 2016.

    Interview

    This was one of the best interviews I have been through. I was interviewed by 6 people individually from varying job roles that I would be interacting with as part of the job. Each one provided insight on the job role and asked questions ranging from technical to personality and leadership.

    Each person was engaged and interesting to talk to. Even though each interview was separate there was no repetition in the questioning. Each one pushed an area further and was a great experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Nutanix.

    Interview

    Interview process was straightforward, whiteboard problems, panel of four. Quick decision, overall good experience.

    The team was friendly, huge office, lots of cubicles but the space was set up nicely with lots of sunlight.
    Interview process was straightforward, whiteboard problems, panel of four. Quick decision, overall good experience.

    The team was friendly, huge office, lots of cubicles but the space was set up nicely with lots of sunlight.
    Interview process was straightforward, whiteboard problems, panel of four. Quick decision, overall good experience.

    The team was friendly, huge office, lots of cubicles but the space was set up nicely with lots of sunlight.

    Interview Questions

    • Code out a UI with x specifications in a JavaScript, HTML, CSS on a whiteboard.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Nutanix in March 2014.

    Interview

    The three coding questions are: Valid Parentheses, FizzBuzz, Traverse root folder. The three problems are not hard but it seems that the interviewer didn't know what the problems exactly mean. He also asked me about how to write a fsck(file system checker) and how to check inode and things like that.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nutanix (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screens (with collabedit) followed by onsite. The process was riddled with delays right from the start as the recruiter was not very responsive. I applied because the company is on the verge of an IPO, and there is money to be made. Plus they seem to be doing reasonably well in terms of sales.

    The interview questions were extremely simple. Nothing complicated, the standard, binary tree, string processing type of questions anyone with some interview preparation should be able to solve without much thinking. I think the cultural fit is more of an issue. They talk a lot about how they will take down the bigger companies which gets tiresome beyond a point, so take this as a cue to show your enthusiasm. Also, looks like they have hired too many folks already for the calendar year and have frozen their head count. So even if you get selected, expect to have a joining date after a few months or maybe after their IPO ?? If you don't get selected you most likely won't hear from the recruiter because they are too busy talking to prospective candidates about how awesome they are.

    In short, the core storage side of this company should be an exciting place to work. I wouldn't recommend the manageability area as it seems below average. Plus their over hiring and then head count freeze doesn't give a good overall impression of their vision or direction.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nutanix (Ann Arbor, MI) in September 2015.

    Interview

    First Asking question about the difference between thread and process, most challenge project, how to control the tread running order, and how to communication between the process. and what steps are, and some question about the memory address, the difference between the stack and heap needed in context swap and the coding problem Maximum Depth of Binary Tree

    Interview Questions

    • Given a binary tree, find its maximum depth.

      The maximum depth is the number of nodes along the longest path from the root node down to the farthest leaf node.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It's one of those companies that actively want to you apply and then go silent if you are not good fit.I can already feel the culture inside. My former colleague also interviewed there and had a bad outlook.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nutanix (Seattle, WA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Very typical. 5 1 on 1s with different members of the team. 10 min introduction followed by a technical question followed by 10 min follow up. About an hour each person. Standard. Most interviewers were pleasant. I guess this industry practice for asking a bunch of timed technical questions is how talent is found.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a list of integers, select first 2 integers and sum them together, say this sum is y, and remove them from the list. Create a range, x, such that x = [y/2, 3y/2]. In the remaining list of integers, find all pairs of integers whose sum is in x. Remove this pair along with every other pair whose sum is in x until there are no more integers in the list or none of the remaining pairs sum is in x. |input| % 2 == 0   1 Answer
    • Dynamic programming question. Given a list of non-overlapping (but intersecting) intervals {[0-2], [2-5], [6-10]} find the largest non-intersecting set with mamimum range. I.e in above | {[2-5], [6-10]} | > | {[0-2], [6-10]} |   2 Answers
    • Recursion. Towers of Hanoi.   1 Answer
    • Priority tree invariant questions. "Complete". System design of previous projects. APIs.   1 Answer
    • Given a matrix with dimension (n x m) create a spiral shape.
      x xxx
      x x x
      x x x
      x x
      xxxx
      Side note: This question was weird and not fully explained well, but interviewer was nice.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Nutanix (San Jose, CA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Spoke to recruiter and then scheduled a technical phone screen.

    On the day of the interview, the collabedit link did not work. Interviewer found workaround and used google docs instead. Interviewer was very polite and understanding. However, there was some problem within the team and my updated resume never made it to the engineer who was conducting the TPS from the recruiter. They asked me to speak about myself before jumping on to coding and I did and it came as a surprise to them that I am working where I am working currently. I think this confusion could have been avoided easily had they been little more organized amongst themselves.

    Next was coding question and it was from leetcode. After some hints and thinking I did get the answer correctly but I did not pass the phone screen. I also did not understand the application of such an algorithm in their kind of work I guess I have to do more research and also interviewers can ask any problem they like, there are no rules!

    Neutral experience, hope for some improvement in process.

    Interview Questions

    • Related to factorial of number. How to handle the same for large numbers.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nutanix (San Jose, CA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    By far the worst interview experience. For some reason these people think they are a notch above all other companies hence told me that there were going to be 2 telephonic screens. I said okay. The first round was regarding merging n sorted list. I came up with simple solution first then upon hinting suggested using heap or priority queue. I was told to assume methods such as getmin() removemin() etc since I didn’t remember the exact calls. Once I did that and wrote the algorithm I cleared. Second interview, the person starts coding qs 26 mins into the interview. This was also using a priority queue. I came up with the right algorithm and approach and assumed similar calls to heap. Since I used another programming language which he didn’t know he started questioning me why I was removing and adding back to hash when I pointed out that update is unavailable and these are specific to language. Even though the complete approach and algorithm was correct he gave negative feedback. This is when things got funny. I challenged the interview with the recruiter telling that I used the right data structure and completed the algorithm in 25 mins after starting the coding so late. And he nit picked about the hash methods I was using in my language and pointed her to a reference about how it is used. The recruiter comes back saying hiring manager will give a chance for 3rd telephonic round. I was like b@@@s to these guys as I already had 2 offers by then, but I thought why not, perhaps they will try their best to fail me this time, let’s see how that goes. This time they asked me a question on ‘interval intersection’, given a list of start and end times of people checking in and out of a room, find the time with maximum guests. I came up with an algorithm with o(n) time and extra space. At first he couldn’t understand the solution but then he agreed. Next he asked me to enhance it to not use so much space, in that given time I came up with the approach but couldn’t complete the implementation but he got it. He finally said that I got the right solution and also optimized it for space. If space is optimized then time will be compromised due to be sorting needed. So anyways I thought the interview ended well as he acknowledged that the solution was right and I also gave the approach for optimized space. After 2 days I get an email saying they are moving on with other candidates. I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to practice so many questions and avoiding joining a team that has such jerks who are so headstrong that they couldn’t accept that i cleared the interview. The 3rd interview was a total sham and they wanted to defend their 2nd interviewee’s judgement. Either that or they really didn’t have any openings. This was for their security team. Do not waste your time interviewing with these people unless you want to join cocky and arrogant bunch of people.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Merge n sorted list
      2. Find k most occurring elements in an array
      3. Given a list of intervals of guests arriving and leaving ie: start time and end time, find the time with maximum guests   Answer Question

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