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San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
OpenTV develops software used by cable and satellite television operators to offer their subscribers enhanced interactive content and services. Its applications allow viewers to use the remote control to not only surf TV channels and control camera angles and instant replays ... Read more

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André Kudelski
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  • "Good place to learn digital streaming"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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    I have been working at OpenTV full-time (More than 10 years)


    OpenTV/Nagra has a lot of very smart engineers who have been doing television signal handling since before it became digital. It is telling that so many people have been there for 10 years or more. The merger with Nagra has strengthened the security and anti-piracy aspects of the products.


    Since the merger into Nagra, many of the engineering projects have been moved to Bangalore, and no significant hiring of engineers has been done in the U.S.
    It seems like management is concentrating more on the security side of the company at the expense of the TV side.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose good talent, find meaningful work for them.

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OpenTV Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OpenTV (San Francisco, CA) in July 2015.


    Applied online and spoke to a recruiter that day who set up an onsite the following week. Onsite interview was 3 rounds with a total of 5 people, followed by a take-home technical test. I was told test should take 5 hours. Took more like 30 hours. (Checked with a senior dev friend who confirmed 5 hours was an impossible estimate). No response or acknowledgement after submitting the test i.e. no formal rejection just silence. Rude.

    Interview Questions

    • How comfortable are you working in an environment where you might need to abandon a project you have already spent time on?   Answer Question
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