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

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Application Details

I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.

Interview Details

Initial phone screen was friendly, recruiter was helpful gave some good tips on what to kind of questions to expect. But they should be doing a better job screening people and not just randomly asking developers with no testing experience to interview for a testing position.
Coding test was to write code to get all palindromes in a string.
On-site interviews were hectic, you try and prove your testing and simple coding skills.
Test a refrigerator.
Code to make diagonal elements 0 in a matrix.

Interview Questions
  • Coding test was to write code to get all palindromes in a string.

    Test a refrigerator.
    Code to make diagonal elements 0 in a matrix.
      Answer Question
No Offer
Average Interview

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by an on-site which was the regular white-board coding questions companies like MSFT/Google ask. I was not hired by this team but very soon got a call from another team and another on-site and got a job there

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths/weaknesses - was not expecting this in an MSFT interview   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Need to be good in computer fundamentals

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You need to good at negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hire process is very well defined and clear. Nowadays, there is no non-job related questions should ask. and most questions to figure out how good your programming knowledge are.

    Interview Questions
    • Should able to write code of Quick Sort in limited time.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Got contact from linkden

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that counts words of a book based on type (noun, verb, etc)   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    All questions were technical. I had 3 coding questions and several test questions probing on what I had done. Coding questions included reversing a linked list, inserting into a binary search tree and deleting a node from a binary tree. I was asked to come up with test cases for my code. In addition I was asked to come up with a strategy and test cases for an internet voice calling software product and a toy for a toddler. Overall the interview experience was very positive and interesting.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no unexpected question. There was a lot of expectation and probing in the area of end to end scenarios and integration test strategy for the testing questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds phone screening. Simple questions like: Why I want to work for MS, what is class, what is object, example for polymorphism, encapsulation.

    Onsite in Seattle, WA. Five rounds with Online Services Division.
    First round: Again questions like: Why I want to work for MS, what products/services from OSD (online services division) I know/used. Interviewer told me much more about the company, services OSD provides etc...
    Second round: Techical questions like: Lists vs Array, find loop in linked list, Binary Search Trees, etc...
    Third round: Lunch + my ideas for improving services MS provides, light and easy part of interview process, very friendly
    Fourth round: Much heavier techical interview: Dynamic programming, Data Stream algorithms.
    Fifth round (some Manager was interviewer): Much about salary, when I can start, relocation specifics etc...

    Interview Questions
    • Question regarding moving window calculation in data stream algorithms   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by the recruiter through LinkedIn. Initial Phone screen with hiring manager.
    Asked to explain a project listed in the resume. Asked about the algorithmic and data structure choices made in that project.
    Write a program to find the word with maximum occurrences in a text and write a test module to verify.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a program to find the word with maximum occurrences in a text and write a test module to verify.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    consists of 5 rounds of interview.One tech screen followed by full loop of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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