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We’re hiring software engineers in Singapore

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Circos is hiring software engineers in Singapore and we invite qualified graduates to apply.  We’re looking for smart technical students who can think out of the box.  If you make it, you’ll work with a team of talented developers building innovative technologies to make the web even more useful than it already is.

Email your resume to: career.sg@circos.com.  You can check out what we’re hiring for at http://www.circos.com/careers/

I want to spend a little bit of time explaining the type of software engineer we’re seeking.  To succeed at Circos as an SE, you need to have strong CS fundamentals and excel in writing code.  The interviews that you will go through will primarily test your technical aptitude.  To help you prepare, here are 5 tips:

  1. Know your fundamentals!
  2. Be prepared to prove your “expertise,” in other words, don’t BS about what you know.
  3. Don’t expect to know the answer to every question.
  4. Knowing the right answer but not being able to explain how you got the answer is worse than not getting the right answer.
  5. Listen to the question and understand what we’re asking before attempting to solve it.

We recently just considered over 100 students who applied to work at Circos and did not make a single offer because everyone who had applied encountered problems in one or more of the areas above, with the great majority not advancing because they failed the “knowing the fundamentals” test.

We understand that personality and fit is important, but at Circos we want to make sure that you’ve got the right level of technical aptitude before we consider personality and fit.

A final word of advice (and for interviewing with any company): arrive on time, leave your cellphone at home or on silent, and be professionally presentable.

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Written by Morris

May 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm

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  1. Really interesting topic going on here…Thanks alot for this usefull information really learnt alot from it and a good contribution by you on the web. Keep it up with good blogs like this.

    Annneocy

    August 15, 2009 at 5:40 am


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