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Expedia Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
UCLA, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Expedia in January 2014.

Interview Details – Met at the career fair. Got asked basic question about polymorphism and overloaded. got called in for an on campus interview the next day. Got asked what sort of technology I want to work with and went straight to the technical interview. My interviewer was kind of rude and interrupted me a lot, before I could elaborate or answer a question fully.

Interview Question – reverse a linked list. how to test if an app service will run <100mbps 99% of the time   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in January 2014.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume in early Dec, and after that I got the phone interview set up in a week after. Then I got onsite invitation after 3 days. I went to the onsite on recent days (early January), and received the offer after 3 days. The process I experienced was very quick and smooth.

Interview Question – How to deal with/test the framework issue   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied the position online, and about 2 weeks ago, a recruiter contacted me and we talked about my background, my experience and so on. Then they set up a phone interview. The recruiter contacted me a week later saying they already found a right candidate.

Interview Question – Low level system design, stack, heap   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Expedia in August 2013.

Interview Details – It starts with Hiring manager sending a mail after carefully reviewing the resume and then confirm about convenient time to take phone interview. Which is Technical. Once we clear the round then they will call you for a full loop interview. The full loop consist of 5 Rounds are almost all are technical.

Interview Question – Longest palindrome in a string.   View Answer


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

Interviewed at Expedia

Interview Details – I had a very bad experience with Expedia. After a phone interview, they arranged to fly me to their headquarters. Unfortunately my flight got delayed due to bad weather and I was told by them to cancel my trip. They called me next day morning to tell me that they have given offer letters to two candidates for that role and they will only give me a chance to interview at their HQ if any of these candidates reject the offer.

Interview Question – The hardest part to grasp was that I never got a chance interview for that role (which was my area of interest) because of bad weather. How is that my fault?   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Expedia in February 2012.

Interview Details – I applied online for the position at the Expedia careers site. I got a response from a recruiter asking me to fill in a basic screening questionnaire. Once that was done, the recruiter got back to me requesting to take up a phone interview in 3 days.

The phone interview went OK. I was asked about my current work experience, technologies I have been working on and a few more such basic questions. Then I was asked actual technical/coding questions for up to 45 minutes. I got back a response in 2 days saying they wanted someone whose technologies more closely matched their requirements.

Interview Questions

  • Describe and code an algorithm that returns the first duplicate character in a string?   View Answers (5)
  • How would you test an air transportation system? Details include testing arrival/departure of flights, timings, lanes, etc.   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Expedia in October 2009.

Interview Details – Data structure related questions. Algorithms and white boarding question over the phone. like
1 "Write a function that counts the number of primes in the range [1-N].
2"Write a function that will return the number of days in a month (no using System.DateTime)
3.Write a function that inserts an integer into a linked list in ascending order. Write the test cases for this function..
4.Given an array of characters which form a sentence of words, give an efficient algorithm to reverse the order of the words (not characters) in it.
5.Give a very good method to count the number of ones in a "n" (e.g. 32) bit number.
6.You're given an array containing both positive and negative integers and required to find the sub-array with the largest sum (O(N) a la KBL).
7Write a routine in C for the above. Given an array of characters. How would you reverse it. ? How would you reverse it without using indexing in the array.
And some tricky questions like There are four dogs/ants/people at four corners of a square of unit distance. At the same instant all of them start running with unit speed towards the person on their clockwise direction and will always run towards that target. How long does it take for them to meet and where?

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Expedia in March 2013.

Interview Details – I had a very bad experience with Expedia. I submitted my resume through a friend who got hired in expedia..Got a call from them...first telephonic interview went well...i messed up my second round..so was said 'No'..ok accepted till now...

But then again HR calls up after 15 days for other rounds of interviews...this time i had 4 back to back telephonic interviews in a week (each about 45-60 min)...out of these 4, 2 were taken by product manger in Seattle on skype.. I was in NCR region...after these 4 rounds I was called for F2F...

F2F was really bad/horrible/awful experience..
I had initial one round of technical interview by 2 team members which went WELL and then they send in the Director to interview me.

After series of technical interviews for about 3 weeks I thought this will be kind of the relaxed round..I didnt expect director to grill me technically after 7 rounds already done.
To my utter dismay this turned out to be other technical round.

My mind was fully exhausted by now, I didnt even feel like answering ..it was like how much are you going to evaluate me..after series of about 7 int, u still are grilling me...Director even went to records and said that your skill are still not that sharp..

In my mind I thought what were you evaluating me for till these rounds that now you are now realising my skills are not that sharp..

Anyways i will still like to mention all those repetitive ques i was asked over the several int -
.net, sql, coded ui tool related -
1) What are interfaces?
2) What is operator overloading, method overloading
3) Abstract classes, virtual classes, difference b/w them
4) ques related to .net libraries like how will will you open a file (System.IO namespace and all)
5) Exception Handling
6) Wcf servies/proxy concepts
7) Codedui tool concepts - object repository, recognizing an object
8) string reversal program
9) Simple insert/select/join queries

Interviews that I had with prod managers were process related mainly or were analytical
1) what is agile, scrum concepts
2) how will you test a travel website ..what all scenarios

Director went to ask me ques that were too complex for me - Singleton classes, finding a card from deck of cards

This is all I can remember from series of interviews that happened.

Interview Question – shuffling deck of cards   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

Interviewed at Expedia

Interview Details – Went through phone interview with the hiring manager with a technical question asking to reverse a string of words with spaces. On site interview was all day long. Met the HR first, then two SDET and the test manager. In the afternoon, met a developer asking algorithm question. Didn't make it to meeting the Director. That meant it was a no-offer.

Interview Question – The algorithm question was a raise the bar question and I felt it especially hard because brain got tired after a full day of talking.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

Interviewed at Expedia

Interview Details – First round of Phone Screen
Followed by Onsite interview consisting for 5-6 rounds.

Interview Question – Problem solving, design problems, analysis   Answer Question

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