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IBM Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA (US)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Marlborough, MA (US)) in June 2012.

Interview

Phone interview first with technical questions from hiring manager. Followed by three short onsite interviews that were 1:1 technical interviews. Also asked to give a whiteboard technical presentation to a 10 person engineering team on a project i recently developed.

Interview Questions

  • Would you write a client/server app using TCP or UDP if performance was your primary consideration?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for IBM

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (San Jose, CA (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was phone screen for about 30 to 45mins on the concepts of what I have done. Focussed on networking and OS concepts.
    then direct onsite interview. focussed on C coding , linked list reverse, double linked list implementation.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you reverse linked list? Recursion examples.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter. Had the phone interview with some coding questions. Then onsite for more coding questions and some situational questions. Overall the process took about 3 months. Went through well

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Raleigh, NC (US)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    . Initial phone screen was pretty interesting, as I shared my experience in the area, the manager also shared his experience & stories , felt like a very casual conversation between two old friends.
    The actual face-face interview took part in their work place, totally 2hours. one team leader, two senior software engineers, and another manager.

    Interview Questions

    • typical object-oriented programming language questions such as Java, C++   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at IBM in February 2017.

    Interview

    Met HR and department. Met some department heads, quiz on some computer questions.. Asked what other positions I might be interested with.. What have I been doing from college til now.

    Interview Questions

    • how many years you have been IT. what is your skillset. What computer skills you have.
      Where did you graduate, when did you graduate.. Where do you see yourself, 10 years from now. What other jobs you might be interesting in. Describe the backup of your computer skills from college to the present day job.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (Emeryville, CA (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online. Communicated with recruiters at the Emeryville CA office. They gave me a prescreening problem to solve.. I submitted my solution.. then nothing.. they seemed interested!! Guess not
    Ghosting.. not nice.

    Interview Questions

    • find number of occurrences of a word on a list of word.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Morrisville, NC (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    They use a staff agency to find me, send me the job description. I send back my resume. After about a week, the staff agency tell me they want to talk with me by video meeting. Then we schedule the meeting. They have totally four to five people interview me. It lasts 30 mins. Then the next day, they give me feedback through recruiter saying they would like to offer me the job.

    Interview Questions

    • previous working experiences with Java, IBM cloud, etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Very good panel with good set of questions in technical work I was being interviewed for. Managerial round was also technical. So totally 4 technical rounds and 1 hr round

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Dayton, OH (US)) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Interview process was very professional and well organized. I was placed in a nice hotel and the interviewer comes to my room for interviewing. There were three rounds of interview and it was very well organized.

    Interview Questions

    • About my previous experience and my skill set assessment   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Austin, TX (US)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was very rigorous - asked about development methodology, release process, large group development and more.
    On the software side - specific programming skills were tested. A large project was given as an example and one was asked to define the approach of building the solution with a few junior developers - clear breakdown of project into modules and components with a focus on the classes to be developed - their functionality interaction and fit with other components.
    Be prepared - you have to be good to pass with solid real world experience - they are not a big fan of academics here - Research hires PHds with a track record.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a project to port an application from AIX to a portable platform neutral format. Approach and modules to be developed.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was not adequate and comparable to my then current position. Also the interviewers were not as talented as I hoped. Wanted to work with more experienced and talented individuals


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