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H2O.ai
Senior Customer Solutions Engineer was asked...19 September 2018

If you're only given the data without knowing anything about the dataset, how would build a machine learning model from it?

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The first step is to review the distributions, understand the data types, visualize, etc. This is a pretty straightforward Data Science question Less

If all the variables are numerical: 4 steps: 1. Matrix Scatterplot, 2. Center and Scale the features , 3. Either dimension reduction (PCA or T-SNET depending on the data) and 4. cluster . One can also use an encoder to reduce the dimension space. If all the variables are binary (one-hot encoder) you can just use Boltzmann Machine to reduce your space and find clusters. However, it all depends on the characteristics of the data, I found out while this technic may work in most cases, I still stumbled into a case where such technic failed. Less

Salesforce

Lots of role playing questions, i.e. from the perspective of leadership at a fictitious company. Examples: how will this increase my revenue, what about the cost, etc.

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You have to think creatively in the context of the client's business and answer from a product and business perspective. Less

The key in these questions is to cover the fundamentals, and be ready for the back-and-forth with the interviewer. Might be worth doing a mock interview with one of the Salesforce or ex-Salesforce Senior Solutions Engineer experts on Prepfully? They give real-world practice and guidance, which is pretty helpful. prepfully.com/practice-interviews Less

Salesforce

What is your pre-sales experience?

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What is team size and current role

Through questions like this, interviewers are mostly trying to test your skillset (and its relevance to the role) as robustly as possible, so be prepared for multiple offshoots and followups. It could be a useful exercise to do mocks with friends or colleagues in Salesforce to get a real sense of what the interview is actually like. Alternatively Prepfully has a ton of Salesforce Senior Solutions Engineer experts who provide mock interviews for a pretty reasonable amount. prepfully.com/practice-interviews Less

Celect

How will you contribute to our culture (paraphrased)?

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Given the early stage of this evolving technology and business model, my years of experience in supply chain and technology sales will be a great asset. As a SE, my role will be to morph into the role that's required to support the field sales staff. In some cases, this may be more of a leadership role for less seasoned Account Executives. Less

BMO Financial Group

Have you had an experience working with ABC product?

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I didn't but, I worked with similar products and familiar with the subject.

Deloitte

How did we contribute at old employers ...

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Provide answer in terms of numbers

Deloitte

Technical: How do you use JDBC in a java application.

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Walked him through JDBC steps.

Deloitte

Spring, Web Services, JPA, ect.....

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Talked about various JEE technologies, and what I did in various roles as a developer. Less

Mirakl

Questions during the interview process we're fairly standard sales questions-

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They expect to see you use the STAR method to handle the majority of the questions- and are looking to get a sense of your general competence. They certainly did not expect me to know much about Mirakl's actual software- but they do want to know that you have knowledge and familiarity in the space itself. Less

Akamai

Unexpected was no technical question during interview.ok

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Hr was quite good at follow ups.

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