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Software Developer III Interview

Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Rackspace (Austin, TX) in January 2016.

Interview

Got a call from the recruiter few days after submitting my resume on rackspace careers site. One round of take home programming challenge followed by in person interview at their Austin, TX office. Data structures (graph and tree traversal), algorithm (processing a matrix) related programming problems. 3 hour-long interview sessions on the in-person round with people at various roles (manager, lead programmer, other programmers etc). More coding problems on the in-person interview as well.

Recruiter was very responsive. Interviewers were very friendly and prepared. I heard back from the recruiter the next day and offer came through few days later.

Interview Questions

  • multi threading, multi processing and async programming in python. Database related questions. Questions about previous roles and experience.   Answer Question

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    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Contact made through a recruiter. Phone interview went well, could tell the interviewer was not very experienced. Couple of questions were confusing because of terminology mix up.

    Went into the technical interview, which was a four hour process. Several technical interview questions that were from CS 101 classes, Binary trees, searches, Sorts, Data Structures etc. Second meeting was with managers. They mainly vented about frustration with corporate culture, little unprofessional, but what the heck. Second management meeting, they also vented frustrations about culture and inability for upper management to make decisions. By the third interview, I had decided that this was probably not a great fit for me. The fourth interview was technical and had nothing to do with any experience I had on my resume. Was asked if I knew how memory was mapped by the Java virtual machine. Pretty much looked the interviewer in the eye and said "Nope!". Decided I would not be giving up my day job to make a move to Rackspace.

    If you really want to work there, I suggest pulling out your Data Structures book and some go through some algorithm review. Best of luck.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The corporate culture is a little to chaotic. It felt a little to unstable.


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    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I had a very positive interview process but was involved with interviewing other candidates. Some of those interviews were not conducted in what I consider a pleasant manner. This could be because I had a huge portfolio and lots of code sample. We had a hard time finding good candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I convert an Array to an Object or vica-versa?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was told I would have 10 days of vacation upon signing which was not the case. I was offered 10K less than market average and accepted because I was told historically the yearly bonus has been $20-$30K. This year it's $4K.

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    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX) in June 2012.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews - one with recruiter, one with 2 team members.
    1 onsite interview
    1 coding exercise with an allotted time constraint of four hours. Submittal was to Github account.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Rackspace in May 2009.

    Interview

    Basic questions in phone interview. After that there were interviews with 2-3 developers. No hard questions, mostly behavioral ones. Technical questions were alarmingly trivia based (what does X mean in c#) which seems to imply they are looking for knowledge rather than ability to learn. Developers seemed friendly enough. Was given another test to do over a 48hr period.

    String focus on OOP and design and nearly none on algorithms.

    Interview Questions

    • Define encapsulation.   1 Answer
    • What's the difference between inteface and abstract.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Interview wasn't hard enough


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