What are ideal working conditions for a system software developer? How much does your immediate work environment impact your ability to perform?
Your response should give a snapshot of the type of environment you'd ideally like to work in as well as how adaptable you might be when presented with something new. If you've done your homework, you know at least in general terms what the conditions are for this particular software development job. Prior experience in those types of conditions will be important information to the interviewer and something you'll want to emphasize. If you don't have prior experience in the kind of environment the interviewer is describing or what you've already researched or observed in person, frame your answer so that it reflects any similarities in your previous work surroundings. In addition, you have a real opportunity here to voice your flexibility and eagerness to take on new challenges.