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Updated 26 Feb 2015
Updated 26 Feb 2015
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Anonymous Employee
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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
No Offer

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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 .

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    not much negotiation as it was for an internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    It started out with me reaching out to a recruiter through Linkedin. I was then told if a hiring manager is interested in my resume, I would be contacted shortly. I heard back next week and was then set up for a Skype Interview. This interview lasted for a hour and questions were pretty straightforward (One coding question and one testing/design related question).

    In the next week after the Skype interview, I was contacted once again and invited onsite for 4 interviews.
    Interview 1: Lunch interview which included knowing more about the team and what they are working on. After the lunch, we went back to the office and there was whiteboard coding questions. This round lasted for about 90 minutes.
    Interview 2: The interview started with me describing (Sequence Diagram) of my current project. After that I was asked a coding problem and was asked to determine the test cases. This interview lasted for about 60 minutes.
    Interview 3: A purely testing question followed by some whiteboard coding. This interview too lasted for about 60 minutes. After this interview, the interview told me that my next round of interview would be with the Hiring Manager.
    Interview 4: Purely behavioral and the hiring manager sees if you are a good fit for the team.

    Heard back in a week and was extended an offer.

    Tips: Don't be scared. I was a little overwhelmed when I walked through the campus but then the HR along with other interviewers really ease you into the interview. Talk loudly as the interviewer then knows what you are thinking about. I was given few hints when I was stuck and the hints really help in that case. Also I was really comfortable writing code on the whiteboard as I spent 2 weeks before the onsite interview practicing on the whiteboard. This really helps. A must do!

    Approach the testing questions in a very structured manner as they really like that. Cracking the coding interview has those steps mentioned.

    Resources: Geeksforgeeks - This is the only online resource that I referred as I had gone through Cracking the coding interview and Programming interviews exposed in the past.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing that difficult. Just know your basics about data Structures, Algorithms and Testing if interviewing for a SDET position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated a bit as I did not have any other offers. But please negotiate as there is always room for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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