Fannie  Zemlak

Fannie Zemlak

1595980800

MatchMove Pay Interview Experience for Software Engineer role at Bangalore

After reaching MatchMove Pay office in Bangalore and waiting for 1 and 1/2 hour, Interview had three rounds.
First round on SQL queries where they gave me SQL queries …
Second round about python frameworks where the project manager is not interested to speak with me in between time he got a lot of calls

Final round was coding interview where they gave three questions to solve, i got the outputs for all the problems
HR told me to leave for the day and she will tell me the result by the end of the day and at evening i called her, She told that the technical team is busy and she will tell me the next EOD. Next Day, I again asked her, She told next day EOD ……Finally Friday came, HR told that she will surely tell me the results by Monday EOD

On Monday morning i reminded her through SMS(As she already gave her number to ask her for interview status), She told again that day EOD through SMS, but she didn’t do.

Next Day Tuesday, She messaged me that Project manager saw my code, and he told positive reviews about me and She will tell the final result by EOD or next day EOD and told me to be patient and cooperate with her.

Next day on Wednesday, I didn’t ask anything as she requested me to cooperate with her.
Next Day on Thursday, I followed up with her to through SMS about the status and no reply from her.

Next day Friday, I messaged HR again in phone no reply and tried calling her in phone, but she didn’t pick my call(Please note: This is the first time i called her) and on the same day evening, i mailed her and with in ten minutes she replied that she will surely tell me the results by the end of the day. Finally 6:00 PM EOD, but no reply.

Two weeks gone in the same way….

Third week, Monday i messaged her no reply….Tuesday i messaged her no reply and Wednesday i messaged her no reply……This week also gone

I some what searched in linked in, other HR manager(Which i interacted with her on the day of my interview…she told her name), I searched her by name on LinkedIn and i connected with her and messaged her on LinkedIn about my situation and asked my interview status, Finally She replied “My Interview status is Pending”

Guys, I would like to ask the HR people of Matchmove , What you guys are thinking of a candidate ???

If you don’t want a candidate, just tell the status directly why you guys are playing with the emotion of a candidate who have lot of hope, commitments and very poor family background.

Guys remember one thing, You guys will one day face the same situation which candidates like me are facing now. Even you guys will lose your job one day and roam like us searching for a job.

This Earth is Round, Today, If i face this situation then Surely, tomorrow you gonna face the same situation. As No IT jobs is safe in India.

#interview experiences #marketing #matchmove pay #interview #interview-questions

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MatchMove Pay Interview Experience for Software Engineer role at Bangalore
Fannie  Zemlak

Fannie Zemlak

1595980800

MatchMove Pay Interview Experience for Software Engineer role at Bangalore

After reaching MatchMove Pay office in Bangalore and waiting for 1 and 1/2 hour, Interview had three rounds.
First round on SQL queries where they gave me SQL queries …
Second round about python frameworks where the project manager is not interested to speak with me in between time he got a lot of calls

Final round was coding interview where they gave three questions to solve, i got the outputs for all the problems
HR told me to leave for the day and she will tell me the result by the end of the day and at evening i called her, She told that the technical team is busy and she will tell me the next EOD. Next Day, I again asked her, She told next day EOD ……Finally Friday came, HR told that she will surely tell me the results by Monday EOD

On Monday morning i reminded her through SMS(As she already gave her number to ask her for interview status), She told again that day EOD through SMS, but she didn’t do.

Next Day Tuesday, She messaged me that Project manager saw my code, and he told positive reviews about me and She will tell the final result by EOD or next day EOD and told me to be patient and cooperate with her.

Next day on Wednesday, I didn’t ask anything as she requested me to cooperate with her.
Next Day on Thursday, I followed up with her to through SMS about the status and no reply from her.

Next day Friday, I messaged HR again in phone no reply and tried calling her in phone, but she didn’t pick my call(Please note: This is the first time i called her) and on the same day evening, i mailed her and with in ten minutes she replied that she will surely tell me the results by the end of the day. Finally 6:00 PM EOD, but no reply.

Two weeks gone in the same way….

Third week, Monday i messaged her no reply….Tuesday i messaged her no reply and Wednesday i messaged her no reply……This week also gone

I some what searched in linked in, other HR manager(Which i interacted with her on the day of my interview…she told her name), I searched her by name on LinkedIn and i connected with her and messaged her on LinkedIn about my situation and asked my interview status, Finally She replied “My Interview status is Pending”

Guys, I would like to ask the HR people of Matchmove , What you guys are thinking of a candidate ???

If you don’t want a candidate, just tell the status directly why you guys are playing with the emotion of a candidate who have lot of hope, commitments and very poor family background.

Guys remember one thing, You guys will one day face the same situation which candidates like me are facing now. Even you guys will lose your job one day and roam like us searching for a job.

This Earth is Round, Today, If i face this situation then Surely, tomorrow you gonna face the same situation. As No IT jobs is safe in India.

#interview experiences #marketing #matchmove pay #interview #interview-questions

Software Developer vs Software Engineer — Differences: Bogus or Real?

Software Developers vs Software Engineers

Personally, it pisses me off. Every time I see an article on this topic, my emotional bank account gets robbed. They are all about SEO. Inappropriate keywords squeezed into tiny sentences just to get better rankings. No intent to entertain or enlighten the reader whatsoever. Sometimes, such articles can even be outright wrong.

And even though the purpose of this blog post can be to generate traffic, I tried to make it more of a meaningful rant than a lifeless academic essay.

So, let’s see how you feel by the time you are done reading this paper.

Without further ado:

Since there are no proper interpretations of both terms, a lot of people use them interchangeably.

However, some companies consider these terms as job titles.

The general “programmer-developer-engineer” trend goes along the lines of:

  • programmer is someone who knows how to code, understands algorithms and can follow instructions. Yet, it doesn’t go further in regards to responsibilities.
  • developer is someone superior to the programmer. Except for coding, they also do design, architecture, and technical documentation of the software component they are building. They might be referred to as leaders, but not necessarily.
  • Finally, an engineer implies that you are the real deal. You’ve graduated with a degree, have some tech knowledge, and preferably experience… and you are capable of designing a software system (a combination of software components your peons, the programmers, have built). You’re like an overseer. You can see the bigger picture. And it’s your responsibility to clearly explain that “picture” to your team.

#devops #software development #programming #software engineering #software developer #programmer #software engineer #software engineering career

Ron  Cartwright

Ron Cartwright

1597741200

My Advice After Interviewing 100+ Software Engineers

This awkward and stressful thing between emerging a hero after completing the 12 labors of Hercules and the pointless successive hula hoops jumps of a circus trained animal, which we lightly call job interviews. We all hate them, yet they are an unavoidable fact of our professional lives.

When for the first time I ventured naively into the uncomfortable and inhospitable world of software engineering technical interviews, it didn’t take long for me to feel that judging a software engineer’s ability in 2 or 3 hours is as accurate as cruentation.

However, I always wondered how it was to be like the one sitting on the other side, what it takes to understand if an engineer is a good fit for the role. For the last couple of years, I conducted over 100+ software engineering technical interviews, and although each company has its unique process, there are common pitfalls people tend to fall. Here is my honest advice on how to avoid them.

The good software engineer

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

– Colin R. Davis

There isn’t a unique definition for a good software engineer. It relates to the needs of the role and the diversity and maturity of the company. A recent startup would undoubtedly need a short time to market, while a more mature company that grew to a large customer base would probably be facing some scaling and architectural challenges. Building product while understanding what makes sense to the business is different than solving complex technical challenges. A detailed perfectionist engineer is different from a fast iterating one. You need to understand what the company is looking for and frame your behavior and discourse into that mindset. Don’t do a one fits all CV, instead adapt it to that reality. If you have to do a pitch (in a way, you always do one formally or otherwise), frame it in a way that you show how you will be an asset to that specific company. You should understand the necessity the role is trying to fill and ask yourself if that motivates you if it does then embrace it. You should figure what the “good” definition looks like for the company’s context and show how your knowledge, experience, and attitude fits in that definition.

Do your homework

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

- Benjamin Franklin

Going on an interview without having a clue about the company it’s like going on a date and talking only about yourself, doesn’t mean there won’t be a second date but doesn’t give a good impression. Put in the effort to learn about the business, its objectives, it’s mission, strategy, and results. I would never fail someone for not knowing anything about it, but it is a hint of the candidate’s motivation. Also, it is a standard criterion HR tends to evaluate. Besides business goals, be sure to check the company’s tech blog if they have one and know their tech stack. Not very often candidates show legitimate interest for the company, but when they do, it is an excellent way to stand out.

Have a critical sense

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

- Aristotle

I’ve met exceptional technical experts throughout my career and they were all kinds of different people. Still, all of them had at least one thing in common; they were the ones who defied the status quo and made the processes and technologies improve. So many candidates, when asked if they have questions, have nothing to add. Avoiding asking questions is a wasted opportunity, grab that moment to ask about the technical decisions the company made and the challenges they are facing and discuss the tradeoffs of each technology.

Examples:

Are they considering moving to HTTP/3 yet?

Are they moving to an event-driven microservice architecture? What kind of message broker are they using? Why not use Kafka instead of RabbitMQ?

What kind of database technology are they using? What was the use case? Would ElasticSearch be a good alternative to SQL in that use case?

And so on. Questioning the technical decisions will show that not only you know these technologies and can argue when they should be used but also that you can think critically and ultimately care about improving whatever applications you work with.

#interview #software-engineering #interview-questions #software-development #interview-tips

Fannie  Zemlak

Fannie Zemlak

1596623122

How to Build a Pipeline of Software Engineering Interviews Without Relying on Referrals

The best way to get hired by a company is always with a warm introduction. But what if you’re new to software engineering (I have less than 2 years of professional experience) and don’t have a large network of people who can refer you into the company? Or, what if there’s a pandemic on and your job search just got infinitely harder?

My job search overlapped with the pandemic, but I recently got hired as a software engineer at a company called Solv, working as a software engineer on software to book same-day doctor’s appointments and urgent care visits. Below, I’ve compiled the resources I used and the processes I created to maximize the chance of getting hired as a software engineer during the pandemic.

If you are interested in learning about the types of software engineering interviews and how to technically prep for them, refer to my previous post, Post-Bootcamp Software Engineering Job Types and How to Hopefully Get One.

How to Build Your Interview Pipeline

Let me start off by saying it is MUCH easier to get into a company’s technical interview pipeline with a referral source than it is applying cold. If you have multiple referral sources for multiple companies and you feel confident with your technical interview skills, then I hope your job search goes quickly. But with more software engineers getting laid off and looking for work and the economy shifting quickly, things just got even more competitive. If you are in a position where you are transitioning careers in this uncertain economy and don’t have +10K followers to help spread the word, then keep reading!

My Application Process

Congrats! You recently started your software engineering career and are on the hunt for a new job. Or maybe you want to start interviewing, just in case. Just remember the old accounting method for cutting costs during challenging times: last in, first out. If you’re like me and have less than two years of experience, your job is potentially at-risk during a down economic period, so it’s a good idea learn the skills to build up an interview pipeline.

How do you build a software engineering interview pipeline from scratch?

Everyone points you to those resources above and says, “Go get ’em, Tiger!” and you sit there wondering “How do I possibly differentiate myself from everyone else?” Building a software engineering interview pipeline takes work, it’s literally a full-time job if you are doing it right.

Make Your Resume Unique

To optimize your chances of getting noticed, you need a polished, unique resume.

Build a resume so unique and readable, that it catches the eye of the recruiter or hiring manager and makes them want to learn more about you.

What do I mean by unique?

  • Overall: Resumes should be typo-free, simple and fun to read.
  • Different Design: I was looking for software engineering and back-end engineering roles, so I converted the resume to include command line arguments to display experiences, projects, etc. I also colored it to mimic my zsh shell. You should try to tailor the design based on the position you are applying for.
  • Content: It’s also pretty standard now to have a personal website. As a developer, you should have one and include the link on your resume. In addition to work experience, you should also include links to technical projects that have working URLs with well documented READMEs (getting a 404 error doesn’t set a good impression about your engineering skills). If you don’t have much work experience or projects, do more projects that you can add to your resume!
  • Consistency: If you are linking social profiles (a personal website, LinkedIn, Angel, Medium, etc.), it helps if you have a similar brand (profile pictures, copy and design) across all of your profiles for consistency. Feel free to checkout out my profiles as examples:

Personal Website_, MediumLinkedIn, _Angel.co

Refactoring your resume is a very important part of the job application process. Please do not overlook this step. If you haven’t gone through multiple iterations of your resume or haven’t had someone else review it, do these things first.

After about four iterations of my resume, I landed on this one as my favorite:

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4th iteration of my resume

Apply to Job Boards

I recommend picking a few main job boards and investing time in those boards, rather than trying to monitor 100 different boards. I found I got a higher ROI on my effort by spending time regularly on a few boards.

With under two years of professional software engineering experience, I found the job boards below very useful for engineers at all levels:

What worked best for me was applying to postings on LinkedIn and Angel.co. I actually found my first engineering job at Wyre through Angel.co and my second engineering job at Solv through LinkedIn. Cold applications work, you just have to put in the time of building a good resume and a clean personal website and writing a personal note (each person’s own secret sauce). To prove my point even more, the job posting at Solv was for a Senior Engineering role, and the recruiter said I got an opportunity to interview because she liked my resume and saw potential.

I can already hear all the different opinions of people yelling in my ear: “But you shouldn’t apply to applications on job boards online. You won’t get noticed so it’s a waste of time. No one looks at them, you have to go through someone you know.” But once you’ve tapped your network and can’t go out to meet people because of stay-at-home orders, it’s time to make job boards work for you.

My goal was to apply to at least 100 companies a week or ~15 companies per day. To make that process more efficient, I tried to reduce context switching by grouping related tasks into one day. For example, I would do all of my initial applications on Sunday and Monday for the week. It didn’t matter if it was a workday application process where I had to sign up for an account for every company I was interviewing for and then going through their 1990’s style application process, I pushed through it and applied anyway.

Lastly, there use to be a script that would allow you to post to literally 1000’s of applications on Angel.co, but it doesn’t work anymore because Angel.co changed their front-end code. If any front-end engineer wants to update/create a new script to batch apply to jobs, that would be awesome!

#software-development #software #interview #software-engineering

Alayna  Rippin

Alayna Rippin

1598130000

MasterCard Associate Software Engineering Interview Experience

**Criteria: **

  • 10th & 12th -75%
  • 7.5 CGPA No YD, No active Backlog
  • Education break should not exceed 24 months

**Day 1: ** PPT (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

Coding Test (12:30 PM – 1:00 PM) 2 Questions-Partial Marking-TechGig platform

  1. Modified Job Scheduling (Input was in string format so it became a bit time-consuming at least for me)
  2. String Manipulation

I heard the cutoff was around 110 but some people with even higher scores were not selected so can’t say much. 60 got shortlisted for Technical round

**Day 2: **

Technical Round:  (I messed up an answer because I got confused with some terms) Business Skype

  1. What Technologies do you like working on?
  2. About my projects
  3. Do you know what is responsive website
  4. Tell me about Materialise CSS
  5. About my SIH project
  6. Had to explain my projects
  7. How will you implement these particular technologies in MasterCard (in my case web development and Data Analysis)
  8. What will you like to work in, Data Analysis and database Management,  or Web Development?
  9. How do you keep yourself updated with the recent trends in technology and like how do keep updating your skillset

**I asked him for feedback, and he said: **

You know a lot of things and you are enthusiastic and that’s good but instead of trying to learn a lot of things focus on concepts and getting in-depth  knowledge because I think anyone can learn syntax using google and stack overflow but you should know concepts.

**HR Interview: ** Some people had two HR interviews but I only had one and interview went up till 11:30 pm  and you get only 5-10 minutes to prepare for HR on Zoom

  1. Introduce Yourself
  2. Made me explain two of my projects
  3. Why MasterCard?
  4. Top 3 technologies according to you?
  5. If someone has no knowledge about the  technical domain, how will you explain to  them about engineering and what you do?

Any Questions for me: I asked anything you expect from your employees:

They said that I am happy that you value our company’s way of working, and we are open-minded  and we want our employees to maintain that working culture.

**Day 3: **

Result (12 got the job) some questions my friends were asked:

  1. What is your favorite  subject? And then questions based on that
  2. SQL queries
  3. Stack and Queue based questions
  4. Strengths and Weaknesses

#interview experiences #marketing #mastercard #interview #interview-questions