2017 Engineering Hiring Pre-Placement Talk

 
  • Date: November 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - November 15, 2016, 5:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Pre-Placement Talk
  • Who Should Attend: Btech/Mtech - CS - IT
  • The event aims at introducing DIRECTI to the applicants and discussing available software engineering profiles, varios business products, and work cultures Directi has to offer.
 

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Ralph Paul

University Relations Specialist Directi Internet Solutions Pvt Ltd
Directi comprises of a group of tech businesses owned, operated or invested in by Bhavin and/or Divyank Turakhia. The Group boasts of multiple business units that are run independently by their respective management teams.

The Directi portfolio companies comprise of Radix, Ringo, Flock, Zeta and Codechef. Media.net, owned by Starbuster TMT Investments, leverages the Directi brand and culture for recruitment in its India offices. Directi also comprised of BigRock, ResellerClub, LogicBoxes and WebHosting.info which were sold to the Endurance International Group in a $160 million transaction in 2014.

Across these businesses, Directi employs 1500+ people across 8 offices, with over 9 million customers, revenues of over $250 million and a group enterprise value of over $1.4 billion. The company has invested in multiple category leading global brands across business areas as diverse as web presence (domains, hosting, cloud-infrastructure), online advertising, communication & collaboration (voice and messaging) and payments (benefits and compensation).

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  • Firstnaukri.com: Hello Everyone, Thanks for logging in. Let us welcome Mr. Ralph Paul to this interactive session. Request Mr. Paul to give his opening comments and open the floor for student questions.
  • Ralph Paul: Hi Everyone, its a pleasure to answer your queries.
  • Ralph Paul: Hi Guys
    this is Ralph From HR campus team with Directi
  • Shubham Gupta: When Directi visited MUJ, I cleared it's ROUND 1, but after that i got no further updates regarding upcoming rounds of recruitment
  • Bharatwaaj: I have experience as an intern at various start-ups all over india and singapore. I have worked at 6 start-ups as an android application developer, automation engineer and software developer.
  • Supriya Dutta: Sir,what do you look for in an employee when you appoint one?
  • H V SHAMANTH: Sir,I wanted to know about the work culture at directi, Is work from home option encouraged in directi.
  • mohammed rafi: hello sir.can i know the requirements of the company
  • Girisrinivaas.R: I am currently doing my final year in CSE stream in saveetha school of engineering
  • Aayush Sonkar: Sir , what kind of candidate you are looking for ?
  • Rushikesh Sane: Hello Sir, I am Rushikesh studying in the final year IT Engg in Pune University. Thank you so much for this session and letting students interact directly with you.
  • Prashanth Yadav: Hello sir. I would like to know, what is the role of a developer at Directi
  • Ralph Paul: Directi comprises of a group of tech businesses owned, operated or invested in by Bhavin Turakhia and/or Divyank Turakhia. The Group brand is used by multiple business units that are run independently by their respective management teams, with similar culture and opportunity.

    The Directi portfolio companies comprise of Radix, Ringo, Flock, Zeta and Codechef. Media.net, owned by Starbuster TMT Investments, leverages the Directi brand and culture for recruitment in its India offices.
  • Ralph Paul: Directi also comprised of BigRock, ResellerClub, LogicBoxes and WebHosting.info which were sold to the Endurance International Group in a $160 million transaction in 2014.

    Across these businesses, Directi employs 1600+ people across 8 offices, with over millions of customers and a group enterprise value of over $1.4 Billion. The company has invested in multiple category leading global brands across business areas as diverse as web presence (domains, hosting, cloud-infrastructure)
  • Ralph Paul: communication & collaboration (voice and messaging), payments (benefits and compensation) and online advertising.
  • Ralph Paul: Unique aspects about Directi:
    -- All Directi businesses are bootstrapped. None of the portfolio companies have any external debt or investments.
    -- All businesses (barring the newest ones) are profitable, and Directi generates healthy and growing profits and cash flows each year.
  • Ralph Paul: -- All businesses are amongst the top 5 globally in their respective space.
    -- All of the businesses of Directi are immensely successful, an uncommon occurrence in the startup space
  • Ralph Paul: we look for coders, students who have a zeal for competitive programming have an edge on our interviews.
  • Ralph Paul: For our recruitment process, we will have a primary online coding contest. this will comprise of 3 questions for a duration of 90 minutes.
  • Rajat Arora: how many rounds will there be in selection process??
  • Prerana Ashok Gadhave: what would be the rounds in the selection process?
  • Mayank Khanna: Hi there. I wanted to know more about the process that will be followed.
  • Nikhil Sunil Bhavsar: sir what is the eligibility criteria and selection process
  • Chandu: Is any openings are there presently for fresher's in your compay
  • Nandeep: Sir tell About Recruitment Process?
  • Twinkle Chandel: Could you please brief me regarding the recruitment procedure to be followed as well as the eligibility criteria ?
  • Ralph Paul: Post this we will release a shortlist, shortlisted students will be contacted via personal email and will be asked to appear for Skype Algo rounds,
    You need to clear 2 rounds of algo questions to move forward to the final interview stage
    Post final interview a final status will be shared with you
  • Sohan S P: When and how will we get to know if we are shortlisted?
  • aditya prabhakar bhadnari: i want to know about your company,about the job profile you are companies history
  • Aishwarya Mittal: What types of rounds are there and how many ?
  • Ralph Paul: one online test>shortlist> shortlisted students take 3 algo rounds> final round
  • Ankit Raj: Sir, I want to ask what will be minimum eligibility criteria for directi recruitment?
  • Ankit Sharma: sir i am pursuing B.tech in ECE. am i eligible..??
  • Nikhil Sunil Bhavsar: sir what is the eligibility criteria and selection process
  • Ridha Juneja: sir what are the requirements for the job
  • Mitul Solanki: so is there any cutoff to proceed to the next round? and what next rounds looks like? and how many rounds in total the process have?
  • Ralph Paul: there is no limitation to eligibility, except that you should be a 2017 pass out graduate, and should know how to code.. we do not limit students of any selective stream also..if you think you can code you can apply with us for the coding test
  • Shrikant Ther: Which technology used for this primary online coding contest
  • Ralph Paul: we will be using our own codechef platform for the primary coding test
  • KIRTI AGGARWAL: Hlo sir I am pursuing B.tech in Information technology branch. I am in the last year. What job role will be provided to me ??
  • Souvik Roy: Sir how I couldl get an opportunity in Directi Internet Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Abhishek Kumar Jaiswal: hello mam.. i would like to know about the position which you are offering for the candidate..
  • Ralph Paul: We are offering the Application engineer positing, which is a fresher profile to be hired from campus. the job desciption and Compensation will be shared with you on your personal Email or with the TPO of your college
  • Mohd Asad Khan: Hello sir, I am Mohd Asad Khan student of computer engineering from Aligarh Muslim University.
  • Vimox Shah: I am Vimox Shah, a Computer Engineering student from Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat.
  • Rohith K: I am interested in joining your organisation and I have heard that your recruitment process is either through firstnaukri and another.
  • Aishwarya Mittal: How can I apply for off camous?
  • Ralph Paul: you will get a mail of hall ticket/invitation from firstnaukri to take the test and the test link on sheduled dates of 16th 18th and 19th. kindly regirted with codechef to creat your user name aand password. you will require these credentials to take the online coding test
  • Nikhil Sunil Bhavsar: what laguage are use in your company..?
  • Ralph Paul: the test can be coded is, C, C++, Python, JAVA
  • Jyoti Saroha: Sir can you provide a tentative schedule for coding contest and the following process....??
  • nikita pawar: i would like to know the details of number of rounds of recruitment process and when it is scheduled.will it be through our respective colleges ?
  • Mayank Khanna: When will the test be held?
  • Ankesh Paramanik: Sir when can we expect the recruitment process to start?
  • Bharatwaaj: Great sir. When is the coding rounds likely to occur sir ?
  • Sweta Kumari: sir then when this contest will be conducted?
  • Sivaraman J: Ok sir, Since my semester exams are going on now , I would like to know the date of the online test. So that I will plan accordingly .Can you please tell me about the scheduled date ?
  • Pappu Kumar: sir please tell the date of online coding contest
  • Priyanka Harish Mantala: What will be the schedule of interview ?
  • gautam mishra: Is ,there chance for average coders??
  • D.SwethaBhargavi: when will u start the recruitement process and how many rounds are there?
  • Rahul Ranjan Patil: What is selection process naf criteria for you company
  • Praveen Pratap Singh: hello sir! What is the new selection procedure of the company?
  • Vedaanth K Gureja: Please brief us about the rounds that will take place ?
  • Priyanka Harish Mantala: Can I know the rounds which will be conducted for interview?
  • venkat: could you please explain the hiring process?
  • Ralph Paul: all of you will receive a mail invitation for the test and the schedule which be shared post this session. The primary selection is an online test, you get 90 minutes to solve 3 questions. post the test the shortlisted students will be invited for further Skype rounds. Skype rounds will comprise of Algo rounds(you have to clear 2 rounds out of 3 total algo rounds)
    post these algo rounds you will have a final interview call, ie conducted by our hiring managers..this will be your last round.
  • mohammed rafi: when is the interview?
  • gautam mishra: where the selection process will be conducted??
  • Ralph Paul: a Schedule will be shared with you shortly after this session
  • krishna chaitanya: What Does Recuriters EXpect from freshers of Computer Science & Engineering 2017
  • Vivek Sharma: What is location for further interview process if we clear the online coding conteest and also salary offered?
  • Ralph Paul: All interviews will be conducted online via skype or hangouts
  • Nikhil Deshmukh: It is necessary for candidate which wants to join your organisation have to be good in Programming as well as in networking or both ?
  • Ralph Paul: you should show good tech knowlegde as well as programming
    networking is not considered over the current profile for application developer.
  • Shubham Gupta: Sir I Already cleared your primary round 1 which was held in our university i.e Manipal University Jaipur in the month of August. Its been few months from that now
  • Ralph Paul: you were a part of university offcampus selection, and there were many such colleges scheduled for offcampus interviews before your college, i appreciate your patients with us, you will be contacted by me in the next week
  • Ajeet kumar: what are the responsibilities of application developer?
  • Ralph Paul: You have the makings of a full-stack developer - impressive problem solving skills, sharp reasoning and a logical bent. You are passionate about software design, programming and delivering, clean, test-covered, well-designed, scalable code.
    You have a good grasp on programming fundamentals including OOPs, Design Patterns, networking etc. and are not rigid with respect to choice of technology, are relatively platform agnostic, and open to adopting the right technology for the task at hand.
  • yadynesh: What does an application engineer do?I mean can you elaborate on kind of work we will be doing
  • Ralph Paul: As a Software Engineer you will engage in product engineering efforts at Directi and work with world class dev teams to develop game-changing, globally distributed, Web 2.0 products used by millions worldwide.
    You will be involved in the entire lifecycle of a project, including strategy, vision, design, UX, coding, architecture, deployment etc, and will be chiefly expected to deliver clean, testable and well-designed code for the same.
  • Deepthi Mogaparthi: will there be training period to learn the needs of company, about the various softwares that company uses?
  • Ralph Paul: once you have joined, you will attend a 4 week bootcamp session where necessary trainig will be provided
  • B B Susheel Kumar: Sir What are you looking for in a candidate?
  • Ralph Paul: You are acquainted with / have mastered a few of the below skills/tools:
    Java, C#, PHP, Ruby, Python, C++, JavaScript, WPF, Erlang, Haskell, LISP, Linux, Flex, XUL, Bash, Advanced Networking, Async IO, Routing, TCP/UDP, Postgres, Data structures, Advanced RDBMS, MySQL, MSSQL, neo4j, BDB, REST, SOAP, IPC, RPC, HTML, CSS, Ajax, Agile, TDD, XP, Scrum, caching, Load Balancing, Horizontal Partitioning, memcached, Multi-threading, Concurrency, Scalability, Unicode, Usability / Ux, MVC, Spring,
  • Keerthi turakapalli: I have gone through your website but I couldn't get exactly what your company actually does. Can you please notify me about this?
  • Ralph Paul: you can refer to our linkedin page, careers website page for more infor, here are some links you can follow.
    https://www.facebook.com/DirectiCareers/
  • Palla Surya Kumar: Can we attend more than one time for the interview?
  • Ralph Paul: You cannot attend the test more than once, however you can look at other openings from these links.
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/directi
    https://www.facebook.com/DirectiCareers/
  • Anshul Laddha: I want to know more about the domain that your company is offering to freshers?
  • Ralph Paul: please follow our careers page to know more roles, currently we are discussing of the Application engineer role
  • Rajat Arora: Do we have to go to specific place for these online test or we can give from our places only?
  • Ralph Paul: you can take it from your own place at the exact time mentioned by following the test link that will be provided to you. you can take the test at your college also based on the arrangements made by your college if any
  • Tanvi bansal: what will be the timings for the job and what are the chances of getting our preferred location?
  • Ralph Paul: it is a day job you are expected to finish 9 working hours in a day. the locations are
    Mumbai- Bangalore- Gurgaon
  • Purnima Bhardwaj: This is mostly product based so can u give me some real products mostly u worked on??
  • Ralph Paul: you can read up about our products such as, Ringo calling app. Flock- enterprise chat aapplication, Zeta- meal vouchers. Radix-- domain registry
  • Divya Modi: Sir, what kind of quality in candidate you are looking for this designation..??
  • Ralph Paul: You have the makings of a full-stack developer - impressive problem solving skills, sharp reasoning and a logical bent. You are passionate about software design, programming and delivering, clean, test-covered, well-designed, scalable code.
    You have a good grasp on programming fundamentals including OOPs, Design Patterns, networking etc. and are not rigid with respect to choice of technology, are relatively platform agnostic, and open to adopting the right technology for the task at hand.
  • NUTAN PRABHAKAR SASWADE: Will there be training once if we are required?
  • Ralph Paul: Yes there will be a 4 week bootcamp training once you join us
  • Rajesh: What are the required softwares to learn at present to get into companies.
  • Ralph Paul: Java, C#, PHP, Ruby, Python, C++, JavaScript, WPF, Erlang, Haskell, LISP, Linux, Flex, XUL, Bash, Advanced Networking, Async IO, Routing, TCP/UDP, Postgres, Data structures, Advanced RDBMS, MySQL, MSSQL, neo4j, BDB, REST, SOAP, IPC, RPC, HTML, CSS, Ajax, Agile, TDD, XP, Scrum, caching, Load Balancing, Horizontal Partitioning, memcached, Multi-threading, Concurrency, Scalability, Unicode, Usability / Ux, MVC, Spring, Titanium, Ant, Watir, Selenium, Git, CVS, SVN, JIRA, ... ad infinitum
  • Aklesh Kumar Sah: cutt off?
  • Ralph Paul: No cut off criteria either, you should be able to code and be really good at it
  • Roopesh: sir can you brief a little about algo rounds? is it rounds testing our algorithms and code efficiency?
  • Ralph Paul: This is a pure algorithms and code efficiency test in all the Algo rounds.
  • Surabhi Shridhar Sawant: Sir,if I am 2016 pass-out and haven't joined any company yet then am I eligible for the process?
  • Ralph Paul: unfortunately you cannot apply for campus placements. however send us a mail on campusteam@directi.com
  • Meet Kumar Sukhwani: what are all the places where you hire android developers?
  • Ralph Paul: we hire at mumbai location currently for the mentioned position
  • Abhishek Kumar Jaiswal: And where is job location ?
  • Ralph Paul: Mumbai, bangalore, gurgaon
  • Vivek Raju. P: How many round's are there in total?
  • Ralph Paul: 5 in all including online test
  • Abhilasha Jayaswal: Sir, the final interview would be a walk in interview?
  • Ralph Paul: All of the rounds will be conducted on skype/hangouts ie online
  • Priyanka Harish Mantala: Sir can you tell me the exact schedule as I am having my semester final exams for 18 to 4 dec
  • Ralph Paul: there is a test scheduled for tomorrow 16th Nov, then 18th and 19th nov
  • Abhilasha Jayaswal: Sir will be allowed to choose our prefferd location if we are selected or is it for the company to decide
  • Ralph Paul: we will take preference, however the selection is subjected to the teams you are allocated in based upon requirements and evaluation during your bootcamp sessions
  • seshu: After clearing of 1st round...on what type of topics will you ask for Algo round?
  • Ralph Paul: we will focus on asking ppure algorithmic questions and look for optimised solution and coding
  • Sowmya: What if the candidate has sound Knowledge on other subjects but is poor in programming?
  • Ralph Paul: i would suggest you do not apply, as programming is the primary focus for our recruitment
  • B.VARSHINI: Actual need and skills for this posting plz?
  • Ralph Paul: Java, C#, PHP, Ruby, Python, C++, JavaScript, WPF, Erlang, Haskell, LISP, Linux, Flex, XUL, Bash, Advanced Networking, Async IO, Routing, TCP/UDP, Postgres, Data structures, Advanced RDBMS, MySQL, MSSQL, neo4j, BDB, REST, SOAP, IPC, RPC, HTML, CSS, Ajax, Agile, TDD, XP, Scrum, caching, Load Balancing, Horizontal Partitioning, memcached, Multi-threading, Concurrency, Scalability, Unicode, Usability / Ux, MVC, Spring, Titanium, Ant, Watir, Selenium, Git, CVS, SVN, JIRA, ... ad infinitum
  • shadabeqbal: What are the programming languages we are allowed to do.
  • Ralph Paul: C, C++, Python , JAVA
  • Shyam Prasad Gupta: Sir, can you tell me the technical skills which Direti wants to have in fresher's applicants.
  • Ralph Paul: You have the makings of a full-stack developer - impressive problem solving skills, sharp reasoning and a logical bent. You are passionate about software design, programming and delivering, clean, test-covered, well-designed, scalable code.
    You have a good grasp on programming fundamentals including OOPs, Design Patterns, networking etc. and are not rigid with respect to choice of technology, are relatively platform agnostic, and open to adopting the right technology for the task at hand.
  • Shrikant Ther: why you give the name Directi to your compony
  • Ralph Paul: It means Direct Information, when we started it was the age on internet boom, it was to promote the usage on internet in the country
  • Firstnaukri.com: Thank You Ralph for your insightful views. Thanks everyone for logging in. Tune in to Firstnaukri Net-Engage for more such events in future.
  • Ralph Paul: Thanks!!

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