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Technical Architect Interview

Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Salesforce (Austin, TX (US)) in November 2014.

Interview

Was contacted by hiring manager about position, gave an hour interview with him, then an hour interview with a program manager. After that, salary negotiations were held. This occurred during a period of growth for Salesforce, and after beginning the position, I felt I better understood why I was selected for the role and why I was able to quickly enter the job.

Interview Questions

  • Can you explain your technical solutions to both business and engineering audiences?   2 Answers

Other Interview Reviews for Salesforce

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce.

    Interview

    There were 7 interviews and screenings total. All interviews were remote via phone or video except for the final interview, which was in-person at the San Francisco headquarters. The hardest part was cutting through the other candidates and getting the initial call back given the sheer number of candidates they hear from, but I was referred by another employee which made a big difference. All of the phone interviews were to analyze experience and culture fit from different roles and perspectives throughout the organization. They were each clear to make sure this role was a good fit for me, which I appreciated, as well as to understand my qualifications. There were no tricks or "guess how many ping pong balls fit in a car" types of questions. If you are well qualified for the role, have examples ready, be professional but also conversational and have questions ready to ask them. The final interview asked me to prepare a 45 minute panel presentation with case notes provided and not much else, so I'd recommend researching and practicing extensively. Great process all in all, everyone was nice and their due diligence was a great sign of their work ethic and standards.

    Interview Questions

    • Preparing for the panel interview. There wasn't just one question, but this was a process I had to make from scratch and practice extensively. Being resourceful to put the deck together, prepared and polished was important and took a lot of time.   1 Answer

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (Atlanta, GA (US)) in July 2018.

    Interview

    It was the best process I was a part of because everything was so transparent. Thanks to David for awesome support and guidance throughout the process. Process took time as expected.

    Interview Questions

    • All queries based on past experiance and new emerging technologies related to the Job Functions, for which I applied.   1 Answer
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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    I had 5 interviews, all were remote by phone or video.
    The first interview was to check my CV, current salary and to see if I fit in the position.
    The second interview was with a person who currently occupies the same position to which I was applying.
    The third interview was about consulting skills with a Solutions Architect.
    For the fourth interview they asked me to prepare a 30-minute presentation with an overview of a particular project in were I worked as a technical architect.
    The last interview was a telephone conversation with the VP.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to explain theoretically how a Single Sign On solution works.   Answer Question
    • They asked me to explain the advantages and disadvantages of IaaS, SaaS and PaaS.   Answer Question
    • They asked me how I would solve some hypothetical situations in a project.   Answer Question

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (New York, NY (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    I had a bit of a roundabout interview process, starting with an informal meeting with a referring colleague for a different position. Generally though, the process seems to be - HR Screening call, then a round of video interviews with the hiring manager, with some technical questions. Then a final on-site technical interview. Normally, I would expect more on-site interviews, with some form of "super" day.

    Interview Questions

    • There were a couple of open-ended SQL questions involving different kinds of joins and nested selects. The question was designed just to gauge the candidate's familiarity with SQL syntax. There were also a number of logic questions, written out in excel. They change them regularly.   Answer Question

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Salesforce (Santa Monica, CA (US)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    A very helpful phone screen with recruiter, where he identified my skills and career goals and recommended the right role for me with Salesforce. Two phone interviews with Sr. Technical Architect and Engagement Manager. One panel interview with presentation.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Salesforce (New York, NY (US)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and a recruiter contacted me the next day. After a 20 minute conversation with her, I had a 30 minute call with the hiring manager (covering everything from my work experience to technical knowledge and personality/culture questions). They gave me a technical topic to cover in an online panel presentation (20 minute presentation, followed by questions about the presentation from the whole group). It ended up being an hour. I had a final call with the hiring manager a week or so later which was pretty quick. I got the offer later that day. The whole process took about 7 weeks. Everyone I spoke to was super passionate, knowledgeable, and inclusive. I felt welcomed by the team right away and I'm really looking forward to my first day.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you assemble the ideal team to build this product?   Answer Question

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Salesforce in July 2019.

    Interview

    Total interview process was thorough, but lengthy. Starting from HR call to accepting offer total about 2 months. Interview process included combination of technical and behavior questions. Final interview was presentation, and talk more about role. Recruiter I worked with was always keeping me informed about the next step in process. Overall, I had positive experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Salesforce (Sydney) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and also asked my friend in Salesforce to refer me.

    Got a call from internal recruiter of Salesforce within a week who scheduled telephonic round to evaluate role and culture fit. After basic round of interview while checking my experience match for the requirements of role, I was scheduled for technical round with Program Architects.

    Two PAs interviewed me who asked varied set of technical questions from security, SSL, On premise & cloud connectivity, design patterns, ETL, best practices of Apex. Best was rapid fire round in the end. It was well utilized 1 hour interview. I was informed about the interview results within 1 day and next final round with Directors was scheduled in 2 weeks.

    Director level interview was all about verifying consulting experience, culture and role fit. It was 40 mins round and expected to discuss experience in client/stakeholder handing, difficult customers..

    After 3 days I got call from recruiter about the results and I WAS SELECTED! It has been amazing journey of 6 weeks of interviews and felt content after clearing all of the rounds.

    Advise for Preparation: Read all about the Job Description and plan your preparation well around certified Technical Architect. I spent 2 months in preparation which was well paid off.

    Interview Questions

    • varied set of technical questions from security, SSL, On premise & cloud connectivity, design patterns, ETL, best practices of Apex   Answer Question

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Salesforce (Berlin (Germany)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Hiring process started with an internal recommendation within Salesforce for the position and culminated with the interviews. The interviewers were highly knowledgeable within their fields and the questions were to the point.

    Interview Questions

    • Role Play based assessment to setup a Business requirement within the platform   Answer Question

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