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Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview Questions

Updated 15 Mar 2015
Updated 15 Mar 2015
487 Interview Reviews

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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Interview

One of the recruiter approached me via linkedin, i had hit-around-bush chat with him just to get to know my background. then there was a formal technical interview. After that there was another one lasting for an hour. Then i was invited to the onsite interview in ireland. Unfortunately other things turned up i had to give up the chance

Interview Questions

  • all normal questions on book, algorithms, data structures etc.   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    One phone interview and three to four on-site interviews.

    Negotiation

    No

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Called in for on campus interview. Had one of the most amazing experiences, the interviewer was very nice and helpful. Even took her out for lunch after where she gives very helpful tips on my resume and work environment in future.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a Stack with n elements, write a method that always keeps the max of the stack?   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft (Dallas, TX (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I was asked for a telephonic interview first. Interviewer didn't ask anything. Just discussed about my projects and achievements with me. Than he switched to some behavioral questions. No technical questions asked. He seemed to be very optimistic and positive during the interview, but somehow I got rejection later on.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Interview

    Three rounds of interviews, each with a pair of interviewers, one will focus on tech skills and one on soft skills. Each pair usually comes from a different team, and between rounds will advise each other on questions that were strong or weak from the candidate.
    If successful there is a fourth round of interviews with the local lead in the discipline for which you're applying (SDE or SDET.) If very unsuccessful, there won't even be three.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Campus interview at my university. 30 mins interview which asked my resume and some technical questions. Asked me link list question which is easy, and reverse string, check string palindrome .

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    I was contacted by a campus recruiter to do an on campus interview. The interview was very non-technical and afterwards I was invited to interview on-site for an SDET position. They flew me out and paid for food and housing, then I spent a day interviewing. The interviews themselves were fine, not terribly difficult, but I wasn't set out to be a SDET so I didn't prepare and showed that in the testing specific interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of "is this ready to ship to the world" questions, can't remember specifics.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. The interviewer rushed me through a 30 minute interview asking a combination of technical and behavioral questions such as how to build a queue from two stacks, Boxing, encapsulation, how to build a battleships game. He also asked what the most complex question I have had to solve is and how I tackled it. I hardly had time to ask any questions at the end.

    Interview Questions

    • what the most complex question I have had to solve is and how I tackled it   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Firstly I had screening interview and after that I was invited for onsite to London. I had four interviews with four different engineers there - three algorithmic questions and one design. After solving the problems I was asked to test my solutions. Every interviewer was very nice and helpful.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA (US)).

    Interview

    Had 5 45 minute interviews back to back with 15 minute breaks in between. The interviewers talk to each other while you are taking a break before the next one comes to get you. Mix of personality/behavioral and "What would you do in this scenario..." questions. Very laid back interviewers dress is casual and you can just act like you're having a normal conversation... while also writing code on a whiteboard.

    Interview Questions

    • Question about Data encryption over HTTPS websites and he drilled really deep asking questions like how secret and private keys work, how the secret key is shared, and how encryption of data actually takes place on websites.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    not much negotiation as it was for an internship

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