Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2012.

Interview

I applied through the official site. 2 weeks laters I received a simple test in word form to fill in and send it. 2 weeks after that there was a response for having a phone interview with a recruiter. If you pass you have an online technical interview with one of the members of the technical team. The last step is an onsite interview.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft (Dallas, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I was asked for a telephonic interview first. Interviewer didn't ask anything. Just discussed about my projects and achievements with me. Than he switched to some behavioral questions. No technical questions asked. He seemed to be very optimistic and positive during the interview, but somehow I got rejection later on.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Microsoft (Hyderābād (India)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I got a call from the recruiter.He fixed the date for telephonic interview. I had interview, cleared it.
    Then i got a call for technical interview in Hyderabad. I had four technical rounds in Hyderabad. I cleared it.
    1. 1 phone call technical
    2. 4 1:1 technical rounds

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
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    Difficult Interview
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a representative through email, and went through a short phone interview in a couple of weeks. About three weeks later, I was in formed that I have passed the first part of the interview that I had to fly to Redmond for one-to-one interviews.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Called in for on campus interview. Had one of the most amazing experiences, the interviewer was very nice and helpful. Even took her out for lunch after where she gives very helpful tips on my resume and work environment in future.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a Stack with n elements, write a method that always keeps the max of the stack?   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Three rounds of interviews, each with a pair of interviewers, one will focus on tech skills and one on soft skills. Each pair usually comes from a different team, and between rounds will advise each other on questions that were strong or weak from the candidate.
    If successful there is a fourth round of interviews with the local lead in the discipline for which you're applying (SDE or SDET.) If very unsuccessful, there won't even be three.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Campus interview at my university. 30 mins interview which asked my resume and some technical questions. Asked me link list question which is easy, and reverse string, check string palindrome .

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. The interviewer rushed me through a 30 minute interview asking a combination of technical and behavioral questions such as how to build a queue from two stacks, Boxing, encapsulation, how to build a battleships game. He also asked what the most complex question I have had to solve is and how I tackled it. I hardly had time to ask any questions at the end.

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    • what the most complex question I have had to solve is and how I tackled it   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2014.

    Interview

    Had an on campus interview with a Senior Engineer at Microsoft. I first asked to tell them about myself. Then, the interviewer asked some questions about my resume experience, including what my biggest challenges were and where I would go to find solutions to problems that came up during the development process.

    I was asked two technical questions. The first was to write a program to find the maximum height of a tree. The second was to write a program to print a tree in reverse order (i.e. the opposite of in-order traversal)

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    • The reverse in-order traversal stumped me slightly; my solution was to do an in-order traversal, adding elements to a FIFO stack. Then after the traversal, pop off the elements of the stack.   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    I was contacted by a campus recruiter to do an on campus interview. The interview was very non-technical and afterwards I was invited to interview on-site for an SDET position. They flew me out and paid for food and housing, then I spent a day interviewing. The interviews themselves were fine, not terribly difficult, but I wasn't set out to be a SDET so I didn't prepare and showed that in the testing specific interviews.

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    • Lots of "is this ready to ship to the world" questions, can't remember specifics.   Answer Question

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