Red Hat Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 31 Mar 2015
15 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

54%
27%
18%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

30%
14%
14%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

15 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (1)  

Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Thiruvananthapuram
No Offer
Average Interview
No Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Red Hat (Thiruvananthapuram) in July 2013.

Interview

The first round contained aptitude and programming questions based on C .From it , half of the candidates were eliminated . It was followed by two technical interviews in which they mostly ask questions on your project(very important) ,data structures , operating systems and on your choice of programming language (c/java) . The HR round is just for formality and they give you the offer

Interview Questions

  • You are given a binary tree as input , find whether the tree is a BST or not .   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Red Hat

  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Red Hat (Charlotte, NC (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, about one hour each.

    Neither were especially technical, we discussed the team they were hiring for, the experience and qualities they were looking for, and fairly standard questions for software engineers.

    The first interview was with a software engineer on the team. He was friendly and, after looking over my experience, seemed to feel I would be a good fit. After the interview he passed me on to his supervisor.

    The second interview was with his supervisor, the team lead. While he repeated many of the same questions as the first interview, the friendly casual air was replaced with that of an interrogation. Many of the questions I asked were taken in the most negative context possible, more than once derailing the interview into the interviewer venting about past team members.

    I've heard nothing further about this job, but after the last interview I really didn't want to work with this man so I haven't followed up about it either.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    First I had e-mail about my application. After I accepted to talk about available opportunities in Red Hat recruiter call me and we talk about some basic stuff, e.g. what do I do and what are my interests and she talk about company and related matters. We continued and arranged my possible job position over a e-mail. After that recruiter arrange me i tech interview. Tech interview was pretty easy, guys were really friendly and helpful all the time. But I kinda blow up cuz I was so nervous. Interview took about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't remember anymore, threading, some stuff I didi on my job...   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in November 2014.

    Interview

    Only a single interview with two of the software engineers. Asked technical questions based on how compilers work as well as behavioural questions to guage my interest in the company. They were very nice and they helped me out when I was struggling. Also very encouraging in terms of urging you to think harder and come up with the correct answer.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to design a compiler what would be the first feature you would build for it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Red Hat in October 2014.

    Interview

    This position was brought to my attention through my staffing agency. They presented the position and I did an initial phone screen. The phone conversation was about 45 minutes long and consisted of mostly technical questions. Very little about personality came into plan during the screening. While there were basic, straight-forward answers, there were quite a few challenging "big picture" questions as well that involved designing project structure as well as database schemas. Having only done the phone screening, it proved to be quite difficult to conduct a relatively in-depth interview over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • The difficult piece of the interview was answering business case or design questions that took a minute to think about and would have certainly helped to have a whiteboard or at least been in the room with them.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat (Raleigh, NC (US)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I found the job description on local java meetup group. A recruiter post it. Then I got connected with her. She introduced me to the position. Then I had a screen technical interview with her. After a day, she told me I passed it. After that, she told me that she would talk with a software manager and schedule a phone interview.
    I waited for about 10 days before they gave me the call. The interview was very technical. Then the recruiter called me after 3 hrs to tell me I was denied.

    Interview Questions

    • thread
      multi thread
      hash map/map/hash table

      iterator
      static
      final

      pass by reference/value
      private/public/protected/default
      constructor/method/class

      linked list and array list
      hash table

      final
      abstract class

      E-R model
       
      Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat (Neuchâtel (Switzerland)).

    Interview

    I mailed a contact I knew 2x. The first time they had no need, the 2nd time the had an open position. Since I was was commiter in a opensource project they were interested and made me meet them. We had a quick talk about my experience, no detailled technical discussions. I was then ask to point them to source code I wrote and to some references in my opensource project. They got asked and since all this seemed positive to them, the deal was perfect, I got hired! Awesome!

    Interview Questions

    • None, my opensource source-code and references were proof enough.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    by phone, very easy, my requested salary was immediately accepted since it was matching their grid and budget.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    Usually you need to have a interview only one time. The interview is a kind of casual and you don't need to wear suites. Usually interviewer don't care about formality.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat (Brno (Czech Republic)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I applied to the job via their jobs site. I got an email in about two weeks and set up a phone interview with a recruiter. Once we spoke, he said a hiring manager will be in touch with me by the end of the week. Two months and a few reminders (which he suggested I should send periodically) later, I got a copy-pasted response that the position had been filled. It's pretty disappointing that I did not even get a technical interview.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    1. Aptitude + Tech objective type totally consisting of 60 questions
    2. Short listed candidates had a 1.5 hour C program implementation round, There were 3 questions. Two on dynamic allocation. The other one was a simple program to test your logical skills.
    3. Short listed candidates had 1:1 tech interview. Questions were mostly on OS and C.
    4. Short listed candidates had a panel tech interview. Questions were on Unix System programming, OS, C, Data Structures.
    5. Short listed candidates had a 1;! HR interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about signaling in Unix system programming. As I was answering, the topic changed into Microprocessor and HW, Was not prepared for that.   Answer Question

Work at Red Hat? Share Your Experiences

Red Hat

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.