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Splunk Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2017
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Splunk (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

Interview

A friend referred me to Splunk recently. Almost immediately, the recruiter contacted me and requested to schedule an onsite for as early as two days later. I was impressed at how quickly they were able to put me through to an onsite, but didn't quite work with my schedule since it was around the holidays. I came in just after the new year for an onsite, and had a relatively standard one on one tech interview with two interviews, lunch, then two more interviews. They tested both coding and design, and I got to talk to the hiring manager during lunchtime and ask questions about what it's like to work there. All the interviewers were really nice during the interview and the recruiter was quite understanding when it came to my timeline for the offer.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Splunk.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by pair coding review. The coding review was conducted remotely and was unpleasant. It was very hard to hear the interviewer as they were on a speaker phone. Obviously someone else was in the room who wasn't speaking, which gave a very strange feeling. The interviewer was obviously very senior and accomplished, but they weren't good at communicating what they wanted from the session.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked for how a particular UI element would work in terms of the JavaScript used to put it together.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Splunk in August 2015.

    Interview

    Lot of back and forth for phone interview. Had to reschedule due to release issue on Splunk Side. Phone interview was for 45 mins. Person who took my interview was very experienced. Asked questions specific to my skill set (Front End)

    Interview Questions

    • AngularJS questions 1. What is Scope 2. What is diff between Service and Factory 3. What are commonly used directives

      General JS 1. What are various HTTP methods you are aware of 2. What is Closure 3. .call and .apply

      CSS 1. What CSS3 features do you use in your project 2. What does > and + sign in CSS selectors

      Linux Question 1. I want to find out all files in which there is phone number (I have more then 500k files in folder / sub folder / ... 2. Have you ever installed software or package using command line   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Splunk in July 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted on LinkedIn.. Process was smooth..But they ask junior engineer to take initial rounds.
    Only 1 phone coding interview. I have close to 12.5 years experience. The interviewer was junior software engineer.
    These juniors do not understand the big picture OR don't know what to ask..They just ask some coding program which they have done during college days and they judge people with great experience on that. I was initially told there will be 2 interviews and after one interview another junior guy said they were not going ahead.. I was laughing and felt good that I did not have work with such people.. But Splunk looses good people who want to work for company..
    Actually I solved the programming interview questions in 2 different ways..told him that I have made some assumptions to keep it simple..I can make it complex if required.
    He seemed to be not happy :)

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions...Standard question - How to check if 2 strings are anagrams of each other.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Splunk in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call from the recruiter. Setup a phone screen.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. multi-threading and be prepared to write code.
      How to avoid deadlocks.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Splunk (San Francisco, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    a few engineers will ask technical questions. Manager will be the last in the interview. I didn't see any uncomfortable questions at all. Just make sure you know everything in your own resume.

    Interview Questions

    • all based on resume, so you should be able to answer the questions if they are in your resume.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Splunk in June 2013.

    Interview

    Had 4 rounds of Interview, although it was supposed to be a 6 round interview. Types of questions were mostly on Design, How do you design a product and something like that, which went for more than 1 hour. Then I had the 2nd round which was on the projects that I have worked on, kept digging deeper into the projects. The 3rd round was mostly on Web Technologies, on CSS and Java scripts..4th round was on Python and Django. And finally the HR personal told me that they are unable to proceed further.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you design market place for an elevator? I couldnt understand what exactly that means, I kept asking for more inputs but all the time it was the same question, there are elevators in a building, how do you design apps for those elevators, how does the developers upload them to the market place...I couldnt answer this question, and this was the first question   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Splunk (San Francisco, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    First round: telephone screening
    Second round: In person technical interview
    Third round: In person interview with broader management team and project team.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Splunk (London, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Definitely not happy with the interview process at Splunk. The interview went well but there is lack of co-ordination. I had an initial phone interview followed by an on-site interview of 4 rounds. They didn't even respond to me after the onsite interview.
    It does look like the hiring manager has conducted a sham interview to gain experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Splunk in August 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty much the worst interview process I've ever had. I applied online, and they came back within a few days asking for my availability for a phone interview. Things were looking ok up to here, but then out of nowhere they mistakenly send me someone else's job offer (?!?!?) In hindsight this is when I should have turned back. Two more weeks went past with complete silence from them -- how hard can it be to schedule a phone call? Then, again out of nowhere I get an e-mail really late night saying two phone interviews were "confirmed" both for next day, despite the fact I had explicitly asked for advance notice. I ended up taking a last minute day-off from my current job to attend. So, I wait for them to call me, first interview surprise surprise.. no call, no email excuse, nothing! I send an e-mail asking what happened, no reply. Time for second interview comes up, this time they call me about half an hour late for a 45min interview. I ask why the first interviewer didn't call me, but they say they didn't even know that happened. The first thing they tell me during the interview is that the job isn't what was in the job description. It's a "debugging" job investigating server issues, devops/IT not senior software engineering/programming as advertised (seriously?!?). Then the interviewer asked two simple questions and said they were going to forward me to a different position. Two more weeks pass with no reply.

    Get your stuff together Splunk, you have a good product and interesting tech, but what is going on with your HR? Also a tip for you, make sure you don't put junior engineers to interview senior people.

    Interview Questions

    • Fibonacci and BFS traversal, the interview was junior and it took longer for him to understand my solution than for me to write it.   Answer Question

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