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Systems Architect was asked...November 14, 2014

What prompts your move from a big financial company in nyc to a startup ?

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I worked at a startup early on in my career and missed that culture. I am passionate about innovation and doing things elegantly. Less


What were your responsibilities in your previous role? Interviewers mainly asked about my background and experience. I was interviewing for a different role in software development than my previous position, so much of the interview was to validate that I was qualified for the position.

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Since the questions were straightforward mainly answered based on work experience. Less

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How do configure a trunk port?

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switch port mode trunk switch port trunk allowed vlan xxx no shut


what was business requirement of my recent project

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answered. thats all


Tell me about yourself They asked about projects They asked about pega

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I answered these pretty well with confidence


Write a function that will return the number of set bits in a 32-bit number in the fewest steps possible.

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Although this is totally inapplicable to embedded systems due to memory constraints, the correct answer was to have a lookup table (array) large enough to contain all values possible by a 32-bit number, and have in each of those cells the number of set bits for that numeric value. Less


My technical experience

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By describing my roles and experience


Given a database table, write SQL code to return the unique strings from a column

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SELECT DISTINCT string FROM table_name;


If you have a sock drawer with 50 red socks and 50 blue socks, what is the maximum number of socks you can take out of the drawer so that you have 1 pair of socks.

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When I answered this question, I said, the "maximum" number of socks is 100 and you will have 1 pair, as well as 49 other pairs. The answer they want is 3 socks, to the question they meant to ask "What is the least amount of socks you have to take out to guarantee at least 1 pair?" but they did not word the question right. Less


They wanted to know about my experience with virtualization

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I have many years experience with VMware virtualization

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