Amazon.com Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview

Two on campus interviews that were on the same day. Each was one on one with an engineer from some team at Amazon. The dress code was very casual and the engineers I spoke with were very friendly and easy to talk to. Each asked one question first that was technical and I solved it on a whiteboard and then we spoke generally about the company and my own background.

Interview Questions

  • Two algorithm questions that also involved data structures. Really generic Cracking the Coding Interview type stuff.   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Amazon.com (La Jolla, CA).

    Interview

    Went straight to the questions. Didn't really get to know me. Two 45min interviews. I didn't like the first interviewer - who told me to not think out loud. The second guy was actually telling me to think out loud and was peasant. Overall an OK experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    They contacted me via email for the phone interview. The questions asked are all text book questions. Simple. The interview was scheduled for 45 mins. but it went for 1 hour 5 mins. I was surprised that I was not selected even after answering all the questions correctly.

    Interview Questions

    • Array, Linked List, Write a code to add a node in linked list, Complexity,
      Given a binary tree, print out all of its root
       
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    Applied through University Portal
    2 back to back one to one Interview
    Interviews were not looking interested, they gave questions and started working on the laptop.
    Inspite of giving all correct answers I was rejected.. They might would be looking for some particular kind of coders.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were basic algorithms type, you can find them in GlassDoor, LeetCode or geeksforgeeks.

      1. Traversal of tree
      2.Flood Fill Algorithm
      3. String Manupulation
       
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    1) 20 Minutes online coding screening
    Around 14 questions on debugging already provided codes. Evaluates your familiarity with programming and ability to understand someone's code, finding bug and fixing it.

    2) 45-60 minutes inperson/skype/collabedit interview
    Evaluate the gamut of coding and algorithmic concepts from data structure to design to recursion.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions around
      1. Version Control Software
      2. Logic and math
      3. Recursion
      4. Data Structure and Time Complexities
      5. Designing a software
       
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    First half an hour of the interview was about my projects and research. In the last 15 minutes or so, I was asked to code.
    Interviewer was very friendly but sounded busy. Once he was convinced that I knew what I was talking about, he was eager to finish.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    My interview was held on my university's campus. The process was basically two back-to-back 45 minute interviews. Both interviews had a behavioral portion on the first five minutes. The rest of was technical. The first interview dealt more with providing an algorithm to solve a problem, and analyzing the runtime complexity of the algorithm. The second interview was more focused on object oriented and design pattern questions. The interview was a overall a positive experience as my interviewers tried to provide a comfortable setting and the questions were not particularly out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions

    • I would like to respect the NDA so I will not disclose the interview questions. I will say that if you plan on interviewing with Amazon, know your algorithms, data structures and their complexity.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    A very simple online screening, 4-5 questions that were very basic.
    Got an email to schedule the 2nd round phone interview. Was told that it would be only one interview of 45 mins. technical in nature. Topics could include algorithms, data structures, object oriented programming etc. Interviewer was calm and asked only 1 question. Gave 2 different answers and their complexities. Was asked to code one approach. Kept speaking out loud when writing code, telling him what I was thinking and doing. Reviewed my code once after I finished writing. Question was moderate difficulty. Interviewer was still calm, so couldnt infer any result of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a continuous stream of cartesian points (x,y), find the 100 closest points to the origin.   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2015.

    Interview

    Took an online coding round and then phone interview. I was asked just one question which I solved. Don't know on what basis they give offers. I was also asked few questions about my project which I answered completely. The online test seemed to be a basic test to screen candidates who can code.

    Interview Questions

    • Given 1D array,print vertical bars representing # for each array from the bottom   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    step1: apply on the Amazon's career website
    step2: after almost 1 moths, I have received the online test invitation(must be finished within 2 weeks)
    step3: 2 two weeks after I finished online test, I have received the phone interview request.
    step4: phone interview
    step5: wait 2 weeks to get a official offer after phone interview

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions are quite easy, but it asks you to dig deeply into the basic idea.
      1. What's the difference between pass arguments by value and inference. desirable the common use cases in your programming experience.
      2. What's the difference between LinkedList and ArrayList, related insert, delete and search time complexity? When would you use them?
      3. Describe your impressive project, and your role in the project. The most difficult time in the project.
      4. A programming question concerning binary search tree.
       
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