i passed first 2 interviews for this sr java position
during the second round, manager told me that once they hire me they want me know exactly what i need to do on the first day of the job, and do not seem like lost. during the final interview, they expect me to ask a lot of questions regarding this position.
what i have prepare is : what they expect me to do in the first day ? what is the env set up? what i need to accompanish in the first month/ week? is there any specific requirement when i talk to our client? is there any thing i need to be really careful for some client? , etc.
please give me some suggestion, my next round is on Wednesday.
I would suggest more general questions than about particular clients. That sort of question might be better asked on your first day. And the second day, and the third day, because you will hve forgotten it.
At interview, how about asking about training opportunities, book availability, conference attendance, reading for a higher degree, etc??
...manager told me that once they hire me they want me know exactly what i need to do on the first day of the job...
Well, I'd say that this is quite different. I don't know if this fits exactly to the Senior Java Developer position, but one thing you can do is verify which technologies/frameworks they use and propose new things or how to improve things. For instance, if they are still using JDBC and don't need to have access to any particular resource of the database, then you can propose using JPA. This is more related to architecture. You may then ask them to show you some application they have built and discuss with the architect/lead developer the choices made and exchange experiences with him/her. I think this would show them that you know how to structure an application and make decisions over non-functional requirements (which is what defines an architecture most of the time).
Cheers, Roberto Perillo
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