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Spot Trading Interview Questions

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    STP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Hackerrank test(easiest hacker rank i've taken, just remember linked lists), then 1 hour skype interview with it partially being behavioral but mainly technical interview on collabedit. Didn't get past the skype interview but I imagine it's the final in person interview. From what youve read about spot trading, employee reviews or other interviews people have had, I would say you'd get a good representation of the company from it. During the skype interview, you get to talk to a current STP developer to ask him questions and my god did he seem like he was going through hell. He of course tried to put on a happy demeanor about working there but he looked miserable. You can tell his answers to when I asked what do you like about working at spot trading was complete BS. It was mentioned on the employee reviews that some people look at working at spot as a stepping stone and I would definitely agree with it based on the much higher range of difficulty for technical questions I've had with other companies. The technical interview part of the overall skype interview was about algorithms. I had not brushed up on my algorithms prior to the interview, so I didn't move on. New grads with programming knowledge: if you want a job and have brushed up on your algorithms/data structures, I am 100% positive they will extend you an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • whats the diff between a stack and a queue, do you know what inorder/preorder/postorder traversals are? describe how a breadth first search works   Answer Question

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    Trading Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Communication with HR at Spot Trading throughout the process was great, but the actual interview lacked structure and clarity. I spoke with a trader who had completed the STP Trading program and another higher up individual, and both of them did not seem engaged or focused on the interview. Sure I was just applying for an intern position, but they could have at least acted like they cared about me as an applicant.

    Interview Questions

    • What trading strategies have you implemented in your own investing experience?   Answer Question
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    Quality Assurance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading.

    Interview

    Spoke with a recruiter at a career fair, heard back a month later for a phone interview. Involved basic questions about past school projects and background. From there I was invited onsite for an interview. Process took about 4 hours as I spoke with different members of their IT team.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me about experience with open source tools. Unicast and Multicast concepts. Scripting and other OOp languages I've used (they primarily use python).   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading in October 2014.

    Interview

    Recruiter and a few full-time developers came to university's career fair. Handed my resume to one of the developers and chatted for a bit, he invited me for an interview the next day. Was then invited to visit the office for a final interview. Interviewed with two developers and took a tour of the office.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function to remove nodes in a linked list that had duplicate data so that the remaining nodes had data with unique values   Answer Question

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    Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone interview with basic questions about object oriented programming

    Interview Questions


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    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Initial interview was pretty straightforward - basic C++ questions, resume questions, and runtime questions. Questions included - Trees, Graphs, and Linked Lists. No coding was involved, just C++ trivia including malloc, free, new, and other basic questions. Pretty simple overall. Nothing seemed too difficult, and the offer seems pretty good.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was probably regarding trees and runtimes.   Answer Question

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    QA Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied on Linkedin and got a call

    Interview Questions

    • A simple phone screen followed by an intense 7 round (different people from Spot - 6 technical) face to face interview.

      Most of the questions were around multithreading, concurrency control, past automation experience. There was a linked list question( find dups in L.L. and eliminate those) which I could easily write the code for. Another coding question which was also very easy (had to implement queue using stack) . Interviewer liked my approach.

      Some scenario questions where how would you solve a fast sender and slow receiver problem with complexities added as you elaborate. Some data structure related questions like arrays vs linked list /hash maps/queues. Had to write a couple of SQL queries on the white board.

      Nothing was difficult , one gentleman asked me a puzzle which was not properly elaborated. I mis-assumed something and got it wrong.

      All n all, I gave a solid interview according to me. I don't have ANY c++/python experience and that may be a basis of rejection.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    applied through college and had a couple phone calls. brought onsite for full day.pretty standard questions, imagine half of the people will get them if you are CS major and have brushed up on your knowledge.for the onsite, had a few one on ones, some of the interviewers are nice but some are not so. you have to think the way they think. also had a happy hour the day before onsite. met some people. most of them are friendly during the happy hour.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Phone screen, followed by on-site
    Phone-screen was somewhat technical
    On-site consisted of an IQ test, all day interviews by several people, 2 technical interviews, 2 behavioural, and a tour of the office and benefits
    You interview with people across many teams, including core, middle, and front office.
    You have a lot of time for questions
    Food was good
    HR was nice and prompt
    Interview process as a whole was very smooth

    Interview Questions

    • itoa
      What is map-reduce
      How would you implement a quotebook, what are the pros and cons of doing so   Answer Question

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    Financial Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I had two 1:1 behavioral/technical first round interviews in person, then phone interview with one of the senior financial engineers. really nice people, great to work with, great company with good business model, free breakfast/lunch, lots of company events

    Interview Questions


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