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Illumina Senior Product Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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    Senior Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Illumina in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    About three weeks after applying online, I got a 30 minute phone interview. They asked many behavior questions, e.g., why do you want to work here. Also, a couple of basic DNA and statistics questions. One week after the interview, they turned me down.

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    Senior Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Illumina.

    Interview Details

    2 weeks after I submitted the resume on line they called me and appointed the date for a phone interview. the interview lasted for 1 hour with HM. lots of Many statistic and math questions. Not easy. One should be well prepared before it . Better to prepare the detailed questions in resume.

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    Senior Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Illumina in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Called by HR recruiter about two weeks after applying through their career site for the position. No behavioral interview with HR, straight away to scheduling a technical 30 minute phone interview the following week with the engineering manager. Interview consisted of technical questions and a few behavioral questions from the get go, however technical questions were unrelated to job description.

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe the DNA structure to a person who has no experience with science.   View Answer
    • How would you go about fixing an image that is half focused in light microscopy?   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Illumina.

    Interview Details

    HR rep called shortly after submission of online application to schedule interview with hiring manager. Phone interview lasted about 60min. Started with general CV questions, then he asked a series of technical questions: define statistics terms, describe the structure of DNA, discuss ANOVA, describe how to alter computer code to improve efficiency.

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    • Hypothesize what might be causing an image to appear unfocused and propose methods to correct the problem. It was unexpected because the content did not seem to relate to the job function.   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview

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