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Flow Traders Junior trading system engineer interview

Abhishek GuhaFresherSelected
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Junior trading system engineer role at Flow Traders
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Normal selection via resume for Test. Being a Mathematics student, my resume was a bit "academic".
Interview Tips
Be thorough with your resume. I had a more "academic" resume. So was asked at 95% of the interviews "Why are you here, you should go for PhD". High CPI is not required for job, but a respectable one is required.
Round 2


60mins Minutes
No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Linux Apti
Interview Experience
This test was mainly to check your linux skills, as the Job profile required a skilled linux guy with scripting ability. It had 2 sections, one was with normal questions and one with slightly difficult. It had questions about flags in different shell commands.
Interview Tips
Be good with linux. I am Ubuntu user, so I was good with shell and scripting. If you are a windows user, I would highly recommend to install cygwin and practice linux scripting.
Round 3


Test Sections
  • Section 1: Speed Math and Apti
  • Section 2: Personality
Interview Experience
Speed Math was easy for me, but was stuck with few apti questions. Practice them. Cannot say anything about personality test. Just be yourself.
Interview Tips
Speed math requires practice. You can practice at traderstest.org. Medium to easy level will be sufficient.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How does ping command work ?
  • Question 2: What is nmap, how to use it ?
  • Question 3: Explain man command in unix
  • Question 4: TCP and UDP
Interview Experience
Interviewer was fun. At the end we were discussing which beer brand is the best. (He was from UK)
Interview Tips
Brush up your network security and linux skills. This profile requires Network security. There were few other questions which I cannot remember.
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is SSH reverse tunneling ?
  • Question 2: Given a server IP, how would you go about rooting it ?
  • Question 3: XSS and XSRF
Interview Experience
He was fun, he made me real comfy and I was able to think clearly while answering. He was laughing when I was answering how to root server. He said he wasn't expecting a math student to answer this question. I also told about my experience in online CTF and that I am a metasploit fan.
Interview Tips
Interest in network security is a plus.

Skills Tested

  • Common Sense
  • Network Security
Skill Tips
Interest in network security and constant learning
Motivation for applying
Being a linux geek, and network security enthusiast, this was the perfect job I could think of.
Funny Moments
Interviewer : Irrespective of job profile, since we are mainly in 3 places, NY, Amsterdam and Singapore, where would you like to join.

Me : Amsterdam

Interviewer : Why ?

Me : Sir you know the reasons.

We both were laughing our ass off !!
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