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Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview Questions

Updated 1 Feb 2015
Updated 1 Feb 2015
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

Interview

Planning part of interview was not good. There were lot of confusion regarding timings, schedule, place etc. Interview length was good none, out of the 4 round, took more than an hour.

Interview Questions

  • Director round was a bit confusing as I was asked to track mineral water of a mineral water plant.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Didn't negotiated

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2014.

    Interview

    This was through IJP from within MS itself being a MS employee.
    Really bad interview process in MS - GD. I had to push the HR to setup my interview as if I am the HR. Than again just 2 rounds in the whole day from morning 10 to evening 6 and I was told to leave without any feedback. Again I had to run behind the HR for getting the status update and finally after 10 days I was again called for an Hiring Manager round which went for 2 hours and that too instead of managerial question the HM round went into technical stuff. And as usual again I was asked to leave for the day and no update till 1 month even after running behind the HR a lot.

    Reasons for Declining

    Got to know that work culture and the actual work is not good and also did not at all like the way Hr and the management treated me even before joining them.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I feel it is easy to get through the interview. They test raw intelligence using algo and DS and testing skills. They dont have SDET roles any more so they will be looking for more coding skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really difficult when compared to rest of the industry   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through career site. Hiring manager reached directly over phone and asked to come to his office in Redmond, WA. I has his question but not listening to what I'm saying or doing - he just looking at his computer.

    Interview Questions

    • Find out the number of connected cells in a 2D array   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Bellevue, WA (US)).

    Interview

    Had 2 phone interviews, one by HR, one by an Engineer, and then was invited for on site.
    On-site 3 interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Need to be good in computer fundamentals

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    You need to good at negotiation.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Microsoft (Hyderābād (India)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Interview was simple asked 2 questions

    a) Find the number of words in a document
    b) Bulbs problem / puzzle given 2 bulbs find the maximum number of floors the bulbs can be dropped without breaking

    I provided reasonably good answers for both the questions cross checked on the net after the interview but somehow they refused to go further dissapointed after putting in lot of efforts

    Looks like interviewers at microsoft have an attitude of only "they know the things" and do not encourage a learning attitude

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    1 Written test + 2 technical rounds.
    Written test: Fix 3 bugs and 1 feature coding
    1 round: CV Walkthrough + White Board Coding (Check for valid brackets in String)
    1 round: Basic Testing Question (test plan, test strategy, various types of testing, security testing etc), White Board Coding (Reverse a linked list, Sort an array which has only digits 0-9)

    Interview Questions

    • Lot of Theory types of questions like test plan, test strategy.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Got contact from linkden

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function that counts words of a book based on type (noun, verb, etc)   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Zelenograd (Russia)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    2 remote technical interviews (skype, audio only). One with team lead. It was quite difficult, but bearable. Second with SDET 2. It was quite easy.
    1 technical interview in office, airplane tickets was paid. Interview was very hard, as for me. 2 hours of continuous questions regarding my technical knowledge and personal qualities.
    1 stress interview with technical director. It was the worst one. After that I thought I will never get an offer. I was ready for stress testing, but not in my field of knowledge.
    1 formal interview with HR specialist. Pure pleasure.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about your biggest achievement?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Don't underestimate yourself. Be confident, calm, friendly but tough.

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