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Oracle Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 26 Mar 2019
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA (US)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through other source. I interviewed at Oracle (Burlington, MA (US)) in June 2013.

Interview

I was first interviewed by a recuriter, who of couse did not ask any technical questions. Then
 I was interviewed by several members of the group that I would be joining. In my case the interview
questions were very light on details, but that was undoubtly because I was extremely experienced.

Interview Questions

  • They were mostly interested in my technical experience. There was not attempt to ask me trick questions, as it was clear from my history that there was no need to check on my competance.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Oracle (San Jose, CA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    the interview process took three phone interviews. The first one is from the hiring manager, who asked about a few distributed system question. The second and the third ones are all from engineers. The hiring manager asks high level questions, the engineers asks very details coding. Overall the process is professional, but my background is not fit their requirements

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Initially a phone screen by recruiter then a phone interview. I had 4 1 to 1 interviews onsite. 3 technical round and 1 behavioral. Not very tough. At the end of the process I talked with the hiring manager and he says the work is in a complete different language than which I was interested. I had already stated my interest and this was dissapointing

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone call with hiring manager. 1 Phone interview and later 4 rounds of 1 hour each onsite. Interview questions a mixed bag of Data Structures , Algorithms and Behavioral. Asked questions from previous experiences from the CV.

    Interview Questions

    • Travelling Salesman problem , Discussion of trees / Graphs and their implementation.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Oracle (Bedford, MA (US)).

    Interview

    Talked to a recruiter, never heard from them again. Thought it went well, she asked me what year I graduated college which was 1989..that was the end of it...illegal question to boot!!

    Interview Questions

    • Basic Qualifications which I had all of them.

      What year did you graduate college..do you remember? Yes that is exactly how it was asked   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    2 Technical Rounds
    1managerial
    1Director Round
    If you clear Technical its almost Done
    Prepare well on all DB topics but it will be completely dependent on the team who is recruiting you

    They will cover almost all internals of the Architecture

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly on all the DB topics they cover
      Everything technical
      If you clear Technical its almost Done
      Prepare well on all DB topics but it will be completely dependent on the team who is recruiting you   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA (US)) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I am a citizen working in Asia currently. I got two rounds of phone interviews with the company. There are about 3-4 people interviewers on the phone each time. Generally start with an introduction and go right into technical question ranging from basic Java, to algorithm, to IQ question and design questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Given two sorted integer arrays, how do you combine them into one sorted array?   1 Answer
    • Which data structure is one of the most common source of Java memory leaks?   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA (US)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening. then 6 rounds of interview at onsite. after 3 weeks got a call from senior director regarding the offer negotiation.

    Interview Questions

    • You have 10 boxes of balls (each ball weighing exactly10 gm) with one box with defective balls (each one of the defective balls weigh 9 gm). You are given an electronic weighing machine and only one chance at it. How will find out which box has the defective balls?   4 Answers
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview

    Applied via website. Contacted promptly by HR, who gave me the standard interview (why do you want to change jobs, etc.). This was followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager, which lasted about an hour. Manager asked some behavioral and technical questions, after which we bantered for a while. He indicated interest in proceeding. The next step was to take a programming test, which I passed. That was followed by a more technical interview with an engineer. The following day the manager invited me for an in house interview. This covered topics like technical skills, soft skills , etc. The interview had group and smaller (1-2 interviewers) sessions. It lasted about 4 hours and included lunch.

    The next day the manager told me that he wanted to hire me. This is where it got interesting, It took almost 2 months for an official offer to be made. The reason being is that the offer process goes all the way up the management chain to the CEO and can be vetoed by a number of people before it gets to his desk. When I finally got it, the offer included a 9% pay increase for me. After accepting the offer I had to complete the background check process, which was grueling. They verify every place you claimed to work for the past 10 years and ask for W2's to verify your salary claims.

    Negotiation

    There was no room for negotiation. It was take it or leave it. They did offer me a 9% pay increase, so this wasn't an issue


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA (US)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    I was already an Oracle employee in Brazil and applied for jobs in different product development teams at Oracle HQ through internal iRecruitment (which is also available externally at http://irecruitment.oracle.com). Got contacted for some of those applications but my case required L1 visa sponsorship so not every 1st contact was fruitful. But for this particular one, there was green light for international transfers and I went through the interview phase which basically consisted of 4 formal phone interviews, with 4 different interviewers: 2 other software engineers, 1 product manager, and 1 director. Only the 2 engineers made very technical interviews, basically focused on Java and logic, that lasted for about 1 hour each and had a medium-high difficulty level. The other 2 interviews were more about to know my professional experience and objectives and also to let me know more about the job. After that, I got the positive feedback in about a week and then, in my case, the whole approval process for my job offer took more than a month and then, finally, I could start the real transfer process, which took a couple more months and now I'm here and quite happy so far.

    Interview Questions

    • Considering a 2-dimension matrix that can only be traversed by 1 adjacent position at a time and never diagonally. Create an algorithm to traverse that matrix from its upper-left corner to its lower-right corner using the shorter possible path in the most efficient way.   6 Answers

    Negotiation

    In my case, I had to negotiate 2 things: my career level and salary and my relocation package.
    My level in Oracle Brazil was 1 lower than the level asked in the job position and because of the fact I was being transferred they wanted to keep my level which meant a lower salary. I was able to negotiate and come at the right level with a salary within my acceptable range. As for the relocation, we had basically 2 options. The first was a total budget of about 15K USD that would be administered by a third-party contracted by Oracle. The second was a lump-sum of 7.5K USD that I'd receive to cover my own expenses. I was going with the 1st but after I saw the budgets for moving expenses from that third-party company, I decided to go with the 2nd option and in my case it was enough.


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