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27 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brunner
Published December 26th, 2019 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
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In our consulting services here at White Clarke Group Limited, we often have to work with people who aren't very tech savvy. How would you handle a situation like this if hired for this role?

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1.

In our consulting services here at White Clarke Group Limited, we often have to work with people who aren't very tech savvy. How would you handle a situation like this if hired for this role?

When working onsite with clients on new software and new technologies, most front line employees working on the new system won't have the technical acumen that you possess. Because of this fact, your consulting services will have to be performed in a fashion that is easy to understand for the clients. Give your answer a personal touch by explaining your ability to work with clients on a one-on-one basis and customizing your approach with them based on their level of knowledge. From a high level, then talk about certain techniques that you've found to be useful in the past.

Ryan's Answer #1

"In my days in software sales and consulting, I've found that the best approach with clients is to always discuss things in terms of their business results as opposed to the processes involved. I've found that clients aren't interested in how a software program works to pull information out of a data table. They want to know the steps they have to take to successfully pull the relevant information to them in their work and I try to focus my efforts on that. If I get the sense that a certain person has a good understanding of the software, I don't hesitate to brag a bit about the creative programs that were designed behind the scenes because they can definitely show appreciation for that."

Ryan's Answer #2

"Having a lot of experience doing this in my time consulting and training with external customers, there are many tools of the trade that can be implemented. I always avoid technical jargon and use wording that makes sense to a client to explain technical processes. I find that customers appreciate the use of meaningful analogies and presentations that have a lot of visuals to help understand new processes that we will be working with."

2.

What is one unique personality trait you possess that would help you be successful in this role with White Clarke Group Limited?

This question is allowing you to have the floor during your interview to wow your interviewer with something they might not know about you yet from your resume or time so far during the interview. Think about a strong, unique trait that you have that has led to prior success in your field and explain in detail how this will help further you in your career with White Clarke Group Limited. If possible, be very unique in your answer to draw a direct line between your personality and success in this role.

Ryan's Answer #1

"From what my parents have told me about me as a young child, passion has been a personality trait that has driven me my whole life. When I tackle something in life, I need to be passionate about it for it to be a success. From my time as a young child up to today, I have been passionate about physical fitness and this has driven me to participate in running and biking races across the country. This same passion in the pursuit of excellence has translated into my career as a software engineer. From tinkering with computer hardware at a young age and learning the internal components of a system to learning how to create and design software, you'll quickly find that my passion to engineer the most unique software here at White Clarke Group Limited will be extremely beneficial to your team."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I would have to say that my humility has been instrumental in getting me to where I am at today in my career. Having worked with one of the largest software companies in the world, egos were certainly high with a lot of my teammates and I have always used my humility to let my work do my talking for me while remaining a friendly and curious colleague to all."

3.

Do you have experience working with different CASE tools? If so, what do you have experience with?

The world of software engineering has greatly benefited from advancements in computer aided software engineering tools. Because White Clarke Group Limited is at the forefront of the industry, your interviewer will be looking to hear which tools you have experience with. Make sure not to concern yourself with providing a correct answer here, but rather focus on your flexibility to learn new aides when needed while explaining what you have experience with.

Ryan's Answer #1

"In my current role, I regularly utilize both diagramming and web development tools. The diagram tools assist our software projects by outlining the system data and components in a graphical form for us and this saves us a great amount of time while also being very reliable. The web development tools greatly help me visualize site changes that I am making because I don't have a deep background in web development. If hired for this position, I'd look forward to learning other CASE tools for prototyping, quality assurance and maintenance."

Ryan's Answer #2

"During my career and in my experience with CASE tools, most of my experience is in the lower CASE elements that focus on coding and testing the software after initial development. CASE tools have certainly made life as a software engineer more efficient and effective and I'd look forward to learn any new CASE tools if hired for this position here at White Clarke Group Limited."

4.

In your experience in software testing, would you consider yourself proficient in both testing and debugging processes?

As a reputable provider of software, White Clarke Group Limited relies on their software testing engineers to both test and debug their products when necessary. Make your interviewer aware that you are knowledgeable on both processes by briefly explaining each process as you've worked on them in the past. Then, talk about your openness to working both testing and debugging processes if hired for this position.

Ryan's Answer #1

"Yes, I definitely would consider myself proficient in both testing and debugging software. My current role that I've held for four years since graduating from college has exposed me to both processes. In testing, I use known conditions and predefined methods to test for expected outcomes to find errors within the system. I utilize testing prior to new software rollouts. The debugging process happens to already released software that has had issues and comes with unknown conditions and unpredictable outcomes. In this process, my goal is to find the cause of the error to fix it efficiently and effectively to roll an updated program back out to end users."

Ryan's Answer #2

"While a majority of my career has been focused on software testing, I am very familiar with debugging processes as well. If hired for this position, I would take the time to focus on debugging processes to bring myself up to speed while being able to hit the ground running on testing processes."

5.

Do you consider yourself stronger in C++, C#, Java, or Python?

Before your interview, do some research to understand what tech stack White Clarke Group Limited uses so you can best prepare and highlight your expertise. If you aren't as strong in one of the skills you feel is necessary, be sure to explain how you've used it and how you are growing your knowledge to become better. Be sure to be honest in your answer, as the company will likely test your strengths.

Ryan's Answer #1

"In my last company, we had a bit of an outdated tech stack and used C# and .NET. I found myself fully immersed in those technologies, but had a strong desire to learn more and become more familiar with modern technologies and how I can apply that in my career. That's what has me so interested in this role. Over the last year, I've taken courses in Java and C++, which I noticed you prefer. I've become proficient in the skills and in side projects, applied my increasingly strong knowledge. I'm probably strongest professionally in C# as that has been where my experience lies, but my passion and dedication is on the Java and C++ side, as I feel that's the more modern alternative. I'm excited about the possibility of applying that knowledge in a role at White Clarke Group Limited."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I am motivated and excited about this new opportunity because it will challenge me to grow in my (X) skills. I love soccer and enjoy spending time with my teammates. I am interested in continuing my education by studying (Y) to further my career."

6.

Here at White Clarke Group Limited, we strive for continuous delivery and continuous deployment with our software. Are you familiar with these processes in your current work?

In the industries that White Clarke Group Limited works in, updates to software are vital to end users for them to stay at the forefront of their business. To ensure that updates happen as quick and smoothly as possible, White Clarke Group Limited utilizes continuous delivery and continuous deployment for their customers. For this question, talk about what you know about these processes as a software architect, why they are important and what experience you have with them.

Ryan's Answer #1

"In my current role, we utilize a 100% continuous deployment process with our end users when we role out new changes to existing software. We use automated testing in our process to validate that code changes are correct and able to be deployed without issue. Once validated, changes are automatically rolled out to our end users. Having once utilized a continuous delivery system, I am very appreciative of working in an environment utilizing continuous deployment as it negates any need for human intervention in the roll out."

Ryan's Answer #2

"In my current position, we've slowly grown from a continuous integration process to a continuous delivery process. I love the automated testing process when we are looking at rolling out new changes to existing software and my role as the architect for our projects puts me in the drivers seat for sending out these changes. If hired for this role here at White Clarke Group Limited, I'd be very intrigued at learning and working with continuous deployment practices as well."

7.

What is one thing that really tests your patience when dealing with your coworkers?

While on the surface this question may seem like your interviewer is trying to get you to talk negatively about a situation, it is really more of a test to see what can potentially drive you crazy on the job in a team atmosphere and how you handle those situations. In your answer, be honest about your pet peeves when it comes to coworkers and do so in a positive light. Then, expand on your answer by talking about how you handle those situations.

"As a person that values diversity and differences of opinion in the workplace, there aren't many things that grind my personal gears when it comes to my colleagues. The only real true test of my patience is a coworker that doesn't pull their weight in a team effort. When I've been in this situation in the past, I first seek to learn if the issue is a lack of training or knowledge. If it is, I take the necessary steps to help my colleague get on track. But if I find that it is due to a lack of effort, I talk to the person immediately in a professional manner. The sum is only as good as the effort of all of its parts and a team efforts requires everyone's maximum effort."

Ryan's Answer #1

"As a person that values diversity and differences of opinion in the workplace, there aren't many things that grind my personal gears when it comes to my colleagues. The only real true test of my patience is a coworker that doesn't pull their weight in a team effort. When I've been in this situation in the past, I first seek to learn if the issue is a lack of training or knowledge. If it is, I take the necessary steps to help my colleague get on track. But if I find that it is due to a lack of effort, I talk to the person immediately in a professional manner. The sum is only as good as the effort of all of its parts and a team efforts requires everyone's maximum effort."

Ryan's Answer #2

"Having been raised in a rural farm setting, I have always been a stickler for being on time and holding meetings to set lengths of time. While watching people show up late for meetings has bothered me internally because of how I am wired, I don't let it bother me on the exterior. We are all very busy in our lines of work and showing up a few minutes late is only normal from time to time."

8.

If you were working on a project here at White Clarke Group Limited that came with frequent changes in user requirements, how would you handle that situation?

For a system analyst, situations like this can bring stress into the work equation very easily as it can feel like work that is being done is useless for the end user. Rather than looking at it from the pessimistic point of view, try and steer your answer toward the positive by highlighting how you could improve any future processes or learn from the situation moving forward. Make sure that you are very open to the fact that you are an open communicator and don't hesitate to do so when needed.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I am a realist and know that in the software world, user requirements change on a very routine basis. But, if I were to notice that changes were happening in an out of line manner, I'd first look at our own internal processes to see where we can improve. If a requirement document needed updating, I would work with my engineering team to ensure that was done. Then, I would pick up the phone to speak with our customer that put through the request to get firsthand knowledge about the situation. In my experience, this is the best way in ensuring that user requirements changes are effective on the first try."

Ryan's Answer #2

"Having recently been in a similar situation, my first step was to document all email communication surround the changes that had taken place up to that point. By getting all of the conversations in one spot, I was able to document all of our known requirement changes and I sent them to the key decision maker from the customer to both sign off on and prioritize the changes we were to be making in the near future. This gave the customer the ability to provide direct feedback and feel a part of the direct process while also outlining our priorities moving forward."

9.

What experience do you have in the different types of software maintenance?

As a reputable company, White Clarke Group Limited takes their software maintenance processes seriously and your interviewer is looking to hear that you are familiar with the four different types of software maintenance. Talk to your interviewer about any work you have done in the past with corrective, adaptive, perfective and/or preventative software maintenance. Use specific examples and make sure that your interviewer walks away from your conversation knowing that you understand the importance of proper system maintenance.

Ryan's Answer #1

"Being familiar with all four types of software maintenance, my most used method of maintenance in my current role is corrective. Based on bug reports from end users, I work through coding and logic issues to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner. In the maintenance I perform, I never hesitate to pick up the phone and contact customers to hear first hand about what they are experiencing. By doing this, they feel like they are an important part of the process and it reflects well on me and my organization."

Ryan's Answer #2

"In my current role, I'd definitely say that a majority of the maintenance work that I do is adaptive maintenance. Working in banking software that is used around the globe, I help perform system maintenance for changes in currency on a pretty regular basis. This work requires research and talking with end users to help adapt the programs for their use. If hired here at White Clarke Group Limited, I also have experience performing perfective, preventative and corrective maintenance on software as well."

10.

If hired for this position here at White Clarke Group Limited, would you be comfortable handling overall project manager responsibilities for new software development?

As a skilled software engineer, you have all of the necessary tools in your bag to be a successful engineer at White Clarke Group Limited. This question is allowing your interviewer to get a better sense of your project management skills and people skills if you were to join the team at White Clarke Group Limited. In your answer, talk about your ability to estimate the time and cost of a project, the staffing needed and the overall scope of planning for a particular project. If you have direct experience in being the lead on a large development project, be sure to discuss that experience with your interviewer.

Ryan's Answer #1

"Looking to join the team here at White Clarke Group Limited directly out of college, I feel very confident in my abilities to manage the entire scope of a new development project. I have leadership experience as my campus' president of the software engineering club. In that role, I developed skills that would help me utilize staff and resources in the best way possible. During my internship, I was exposed to the planning stages of new projects and I have a very good feel of estimating the budget and length of time needed to have a fully functional system."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I would absolutely be comfortable if tasked with project manager duties here at White Clarke Group Limited. In my last two roles, I have led successful projects that started with great planning and budgeting process and went through to completion with great people and processes in place under my leadership. While it's not a regular duty for me in my current role, I always welcome leadership duties."

11.

What would you say is your top non-technical skill that will help you succeed in this role here at White Clarke Group Limited?

As a software architect at White Clarke Group Limited, you will be relied upon to be the bridge to between the business and technical side of the organization. Your work my be relied upon to work within many silos of the organization. Because of this need, your interviewer is asking you to dig deep inside of yourself and talk about what you feel is your greatest skill to help you do this that is outside of your technical ability. As you prepare for this question, there are many ways that you can answer. No matter how you answer, be sure that your answer relates to your ability to work with other people in some way, shape or form.

Ryan's Answer #1

"As I grew in the software development field over my career, I was best suited to be a architect because of my ability to be a great project manager. If hired for this role here at White Clarke Group Limited, you'll quickly find that I have the ability to lead others, negotiate, budget and oversee a project from idea to final delivery."

Ryan's Answer #2

"From a self introspection point of view, I think that my ability to be empathetic towards others that I work with has led to a huge amount of my success in the software architecture field. While I do have the technical skills to do great things here at White Clarke Group Limited, my ability to learn from others, see their point of view and become a great teach to them when needed will really set me apart from others that you are interviewing for this position. If given the opportunity to work here, this skills will greatly improve the team atmosphere."

12.

Tell me about a time your manager changed the scope of the project in the middle of it. How did you deal with it?

With this question, your prospective employer is looking to see how you handle change, especially change that can be frustrating and disrupting to your work. In your answer, be sure to explain what happened, as briefly as possible, and how you handled that change to get back up-to-speed and on-track with your project.

Ryan's Answer #1

"We were working on a software upgrade project which was supposed to take 12 weeks; however, 4 weeks in, my manager approached us and requested different modifications, even though the modifications were almost 75% complete. I understand that changes can happen and it was my job to get back on track and get going on it. I immediately took action and worked with my team and manager to come up with a plan moving forward, as that disrupted our schedule. We were able to all pick up extra and through that, we still hit our initial deadline."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I can assure you that, if hired, I would put the customers of White Clarke Group Limited first. When working in the financial services world, your customers can determine your success. I have a very high referrals rate which tells me that my customers are happy."

13.

Do you have any unique skills or past work experiences that we can't see on your resume that would benefit the team here at White Clarke Group Limited?

This question is providing you the opportunity to potentially set yourself apart from your competition for this position. To do just that, it will be important for you to make sure that the unique skill or experience that you discuss matches with a critical need for White Clarke Group Limited and the position that you are interviewing for. Whether you talk about a unique skill or experience, your research on this job will prove vital in your ability to make sure that it impresses your interviewer.

Ryan's Answer

"In my current role as a data engineer, I have gotten the opportunity over the last five years to work with clients in many industries. One of the industries that I've worked most closely with has been the private insurance industry. This experience and my gaining of insider knowledge in the insurance industry would benefit me greatly if brought aboard the team here at White Clarke Group Limited."

14.

What skills do you use to cope with the day to day stress and pressure on the job?

In modern technology industries, consumer demand has led to high volume of work and high pressure situations to work on tight deadlines. To prove that you are able to handle high stress, high pressure situations on the job, your interviewer is looking to hear first hand how you handle this type of environment in your own words. As you answer the question, try to turn potential perceived stress into a positive by highlighting your personal skills that enable you to perform well in those situations. If possible, try to use specific examples in your answer.

Ryan's Answer #1

"Where many others get overtaken by stress to the point that they can't function in this field, high pressure situations sharpen my focus and that helps me work through them with ease. Last year, I was assigned a high priority, short notice project for a high profile customer. My manager gave it to me because of my proven success in those situations. From the start, I created a timeline for completion and mapped out a plan to make it happen. While staying in communication with my leaders and the client, I was able to create a great system update in just a few short weeks."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I am confident in high stress work situations because of my ability to adapt, communicate and be organized in my work. These skills came in very useful a few weeks ago when our support staff were experiencing an extremely high volume of help desk calls. My adaptability helped me go with the flow and handle items on at a time. My communication skills enabled me to quickly and efficiently call on needed support. My organization skills helped me be prepared for anything on that day and enabled me to work through tickets in a quick and efficient manner."

15.

What methods do you use to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in tech?

With technology constantly changing, employers want to know that they are hiring people who are committed to learning and growing. Be sure to explain to your prospective employer how you stay up-to-date and how you're committed to growing your knowledge as your industry grows. They want to know that they're investing in someone who is also investing in themselves.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I have leveraged a number of sources to stay up-to-date on my knowledge, including LinkedIn Learning and industry sites such as TechCrunch. I'm also active on Github where I'm able to work on projects to grow my knowledge. Quora is a place where I lend my knowledge to others and also read about topics I may not be fully versed in, or want to learn more about. Technology has really benefited me in learning more about technology and that excites me about what the future holds for further learning and development."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I am newer to my financial services career and have worked very hard to develop a strong portfolio this past year. Currently my portfolio is worth $$. What size of portfolio would I be responsible for at White Clarke Group Limited?"

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  1. In our consulting services here at White Clarke Group Limited, we often have to work with people who aren't very tech savvy. How would you handle a situation like this if hired for this role?
  2. What is one unique personality trait you possess that would help you be successful in this role with White Clarke Group Limited?
  3. Do you have experience working with different CASE tools? If so, what do you have experience with?
  4. In your experience in software testing, would you consider yourself proficient in both testing and debugging processes?
  5. Do you consider yourself stronger in C++, C#, Java, or Python?
  6. Here at White Clarke Group Limited, we strive for continuous delivery and continuous deployment with our software. Are you familiar with these processes in your current work?
  7. What is one thing that really tests your patience when dealing with your coworkers?
  8. If you were working on a project here at White Clarke Group Limited that came with frequent changes in user requirements, how would you handle that situation?
  9. What experience do you have in the different types of software maintenance?
  10. If hired for this position here at White Clarke Group Limited, would you be comfortable handling overall project manager responsibilities for new software development?
  11. What would you say is your top non-technical skill that will help you succeed in this role here at White Clarke Group Limited?
  12. Tell me about a time your manager changed the scope of the project in the middle of it. How did you deal with it?
  13. Do you have any unique skills or past work experiences that we can't see on your resume that would benefit the team here at White Clarke Group Limited?
  14. What skills do you use to cope with the day to day stress and pressure on the job?
  15. What methods do you use to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in tech?
  16. Do you have experience working with data in a cloud computing environment?
  17. At White Clarke Group Limited, we rely on a full team effort to deliver top quality products to our customers. Tell me about a time that you worked well as part of a team. Are you comfortable in a similar role here?
  18. Do you have experience writing a custom exception in Java?
  19. Here at White Clarke Group Limited, we ask our test engineers to follow specific QA protocols. What role do you feel QA plays in software development and testing?
  20. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?
  21. Talk about a time when things didn't go as planned on the job. What was the situation and what allowed your to persevere in that situation?
  22. What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?
  23. What software analysis and design tools do you have familiarity working with?
  24. What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?
  25. In your current role, how would describe your ability to communicate and coordinate with the developers, testers and architects that you work closely with?
  26. How do you feel cloud computing has positively impacted the software industry?
  27. Our implementation consultants here at White Clarke Group Limited often face conflicts with our customers while onsite during implementations. What interpersonal skills do you use to handle conflicts with clients?
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