Microsoft Software Development Engineer I Interview Questions

Updated 22 Oct 2014
Updated 22 Oct 2014
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Software Development Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2014.

Interview Details

I submitted my resume via an on-campus recruiting event for summer internships (and full time) and got an email to schedule a 30 minute interview within ~2 weeks. The next step is on-site interviews at Seattle.

Interview Questions
  • There was only one technical question: Insert a node, say x, into a sorted circular linked list given only any random node as a parameter.   View Answer
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    45 minute campus interview with an engineer. If you pass the first, you'll be invited for a second, then usually flown to Seattle for further interviews if you pass the second.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through University career fair.
    Got call after 2 to 3 week for an interview in the university

    Interview Questions
    • there was nothing difficult.
      First i was asked about my technical project and my ideas that i implemented in those projects and how it helped the overall outcome.

      Rest was technical
      1 Convert String to Integer and test it.
      2. Array and Linked list complexities. Their advantages and disadvantages.
      3. Algorithm for tic-toke
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had an on-campus interview where I met with an engineer from the company. We went over 3 questions during the interview and then he mentioned that I would hear from someone in regard to moving forward. 2 weeks later, I heard that I made the final round and arranged a flight to WA. The final interview consisted of 5 interviews with different groups.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contact with school recruiter and got an interview after a week. I expected the interviewee with a technical guy but it turn out with a recruiter. She ask about background, and 1 question (brain storm). I was disappointed since no coding question is asked.

    Interview Questions
    • Very simple question: There are 9 jars. 8 jars contain marbles which each marble weights 1 gram, and 1 jar contains marbles weight 1.1 gram. With a scale display number, how can define which jar contain 1.1 gram marble with only 1 scale.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I am respecting the process, but my experience was that I got an on-campus interview, 45 min. Went well enough. I got contacted the next day that I would have another round of interviews, which turned out to be scheduled for the following morning at 8 am, where I had two 45 min interviews back to back on-campus. I thought it was an interesting process that didn't leave a lot of time to prepare

    Interview Questions
    • Study algorithms, prepare for problem solving questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Written :
    1. Objective
    2. Subjective
    Interviews (three rounds)
    1. Technical (45 mints to one hour)
    2. Technical (45 mints to one hour)
    3. HR
    C,C++,Data structures, few general aptitude
    Some thing like
    1. Output of small code snippets
    2. Comparing two code snippets and guess which code runs fast
    3. Shift operations (at least 2 to 3 questions)
    4. Tree traveling’s (given pre order and predict post order kind of things)
    5. Graphs
    6. Linked lists (al least 2 questions for sure)
    7. String manipulations
    8. Some general aptitude like how many zeros in 100! Kind of things
    For Interviews (Technical)
    1. Oops concepts
    2. Solve some real world problems

    For HR some basic questions
    1. Why MICROSOFT
    2. What are your goals
    3. Straights and weaknesses
    4. What you did to overcome your weakness

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    College campus hiring. 3 interviews. 2 basic coding. 1 design. No HR.

    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Written test followed by 3 rounds

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly there were problem solving questions and questions depending on your resume. I recall the following questions:

      1. Given a linked list containing 0s and 1s rearrange it so that all 0s come before 1s..... O(n)

      2. Given a binary tree find the max diameter and the two end nodes of it.

      3. Delete the kth node from end of a linked list (single pass)

      There were some more.. That I don't recall.

      I work in NLP and ML. So they asked a lot of questions regarding my project and internships. So prepare your resume well..
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was surprisingly easy and clean. Had an on campus filtering interview followed by a day of interviews on-site at Seattle which came within a week. The results were communicated back in less than 48 hours. They do coax you to accept the job and push you to make a decision quickly, which I think is reasonable.

    Interview Questions
    • Very predictable. Lots of coding questions and the bar raiser being a Dynamic programming question   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations since I was a fresher and I didn't have any competing job offers at that time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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