Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

1 on campus
4 on-site
they will reimburse our travel expenses
timing is also very important
apply early

Interview Questions
  • final round onsite interview was probably the group manager which you will be seleted on, so don't fail it   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Microsoft recruiter came to UW for on campus interview, I got an email telling me that I get through the first interview and would be scheduled the final interview.

    Later on I got another email asking me whether I would like to switch to interview SDET position, I prefer to wait for SDE, thus I wait for another 1.5 month for the final interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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

    interviewed at Microsoft in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very standard. There were four interviewers, all managers, for an hour each. The questions asked were all standard algorithm questions. Fifteen minutes after the last interview, I received an offer. The recruiter than handled the rest.

    Interview Questions
    • Find two numbers that sum to zero in a list.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the recruiter and she asked me very basic technical question regarding classes and objects. I was flown to Dubai where I had 4 interviews 45 minutes long. The experience was incredible and they made us feel comfortable. I had a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that would count the number of words in a sentence.   Answer Question
    • Convert a (binary) tree to a flat list.   Answer Question
    • Skype is having complains by its customers. People are complaining that they do not see the list of all their friends. How would you solve this problem?   Answer Question
    • Write a program that would arrange birth dates in an ascending order.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round was on campus, 1:1 interview. Questions from my resume and then one coding question. How will you merge two sorted arrays in sorted order? Second array has enough space to hold both arrays. Interviewer was helpful and provided hints whenever possible. Was also asked to write good test cases after coding the solution.

    Interview Questions
    • merge two sorted arrays in sorted order?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Communication was very good. They followed up and replied to all quiries pretty fast after informing me about on site interview. Also the people were very friendly and helpful to talk with

    Interview Questions
    • How would test a machine on moon that does arithmatic operation based on input from earth and returns value to earth   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I talked to them at my schools Career Fair after a very brief look over my resume and conversation they said they would be happy to see me in first round interviews. After that I heard back about aweek later to schedule an on-campus interview and they asked me about my projects and how to apply various concepts to them.

    Interview Questions
    • They really wanted you too apply concepts from your other projects to your other projects which makes you think since you might think those projects are separate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    - First, phone interview with college recruiter
    - Then, they flew me out to Redmond for an all-day interview

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to first design a function to do something (don't remember) and code it on the whiteboard. Then they asked me how I would test it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    30 minutes interview with some questions on resume and one question about linked list. He asked me to write a code removing all nodes having value = given value from the list

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed through college recruiting. First round interview was really easy, he just asked me to implement a queue and test it for certain conditions. Then I flew to Seattle for the final round where I had to go through 4 back to back interviews. The interviews were mostly technical, but 4 hours of technical interview really gets to your nerves.

    Interview Questions
    • Find if two nodes in a binary tree have a common ancestor.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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