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Microsoft Senior Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 29, 2014
Updated Nov 29, 2014
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  1.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an informational and informal interview, so it wasn't the usual MS interview loop. I was asked linked list question, BST questions, and code quality questions. This was a situation where I was checking out a position internally.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic round -
    Call by hiring manager - basic background check - questions on project

    Interview day -
    first HR round, next 3 tech rounds, and then lunch interview.
    If there are any interviews post lunch - that means you've cleared the first rounds.

    You're lucky if the hiring manager meets you.

    After the interview -
    This process is pathetic - they might even care to return back to the candidate - but if after one week you dont hear from recruiter - consider yourself rejected.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing is difficult - it all depends on the performance in tech rounds   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Interview loop with 5-6 people. Several design and implementation questions.Design questions revolve around features and problem solving. Implementation questions revolve around data structures. You will be asked the same type of questions over and over again.

    Interview Questions
    • Finding an edit distance between two strings   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Just remember to play hardball. Microsoft is not a technical leader in any space right now. So, you can make them feel unwanted for you to get a great deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Algorithms and data structures, coding questions, some design

    Reasons for Declining

    looking to do something outside microsoft stack

    Declined Offer
  6.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    HR would arrange the whole process. It really depends on the team. But mostly multiple people interview and there will be a senior person in the end to decide to make the offer or not. For SDET leader, they mostly look for leadership and technical ability. Expect technical questions. Ability to think. Work to work with team. Action oriented and result oriented. Technical coding is most important.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions and ability to discuss your results.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was brutal; 10 hours of detailed programming questions, alternating with going to the whiteboard. Lots of C++ code chock full of errors, some obvious; others subtle

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no need to negotiate; offer was very competitive
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First contacted by a Microsoft recruiter to vetify that I qualify for the advertized job. I git contacted by email by the recruiter a week later to set up a technical interview. Tge interview was online where you need to solve real time a question the interviewer asked

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with 6 different people for 2 different position after 2 phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the test process that ensures that your code is good to go?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    On site from internal referral

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of behavioral questions. Technical and coding questions are focused on CS fundamentals.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long interviews, very good recruiters, but hard to get interviews if you are applying without a reference from a employee

    Negotiation Details
    No negociation
    Accepted Offer

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