Expedia Software Development Engineer II Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2014
Updated Sep 1, 2014
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Software Development Engineer II Interview

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

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in May 2013.

Interview Details

I approached through a recruiter for a contract position. The interview process started with a phone screen with the Dev Manager followed by 3 hour in person round.

Questions: Linked List, how to insert, delete etc.,

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
Since it is a contract position, all negotiation was with the recruiting agency.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took a little over 4 weeks. Had an intial call with the recruiter who scheduled a phone interview with one of the engineers. Simple straight forward online coding on collabedit-like-environment. Led to an onsite call.

    Onsite interview was a little different than the others . Did pretty well and interacted with the team . But sadly no offer was given or any feedback regarding how the interview went too.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected . Although it was pretty challenging. Signed an NDA so cannot disclose more details   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    5 round of on site interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had two phone screens - one with hiring manager and another with Dev. on the team. Most questions were technical but not very difficult (Ex. - find out if linked list has a loop; Find all anagrams of a word in the dictionary, etc). A week after last phone screen they flew me down to Bellevue for an in-person interview. There were 6 rounds total - 4 technical and 2 non-technical. Most questions were of average difficulty (Design algorithm to split linked list into two smaller lists such that first list contains only odd elements and second list only even elements of original linked list; Design data structures for game of life, etc).

    Interview Questions
    • One of the interviews had brain teasers:

      Given a rectangle with one rectangular piece missing, split it into two equal halves. can only use single straight cut to accomplish this;

      Given 4 bottles of pills where 3 bottles contain pills of same weight and 4th bottle has pills that weight less, find the bottle with "defective" pills using the scale only once..
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Expedia in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter called me in phone and set up an technical interview with the hiring manager after 5 days . The interview haven't gone well from my side .She asked about my role in the project ,about agile and some very basic java question and I messed up with two simple questions . After 2 days I asked the recruiter and she replied they are looking for more potential candidate

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through career section. Got a mail from Recruiter asking details of my experience, why expedia, why you like software development, what is to be a software developer. After screening my application, the first round of interview was a telephone interview. Interviewer shared Google Docs and asked me to code, design and solve few problems.

    After clearing the telephone interview, they booked a flight to attend 5 rounds of face to face interview. Interviewers included a Senior Software Engineer, S/W Development Manager, Test Manager, Business Manager and Sr.Director. Most of the interviews were about 30 - 60 minutes and it took almost 6 hours to complete the process.

    Though I'm an experience C# developer there were no questions related to .NET/ASP.NET/SQL Server. Most of the questions were on Data Structures, Algorithms and Design Patterns.

    Interviewers were very challenging as most of them were Ex-Microsoft employees with experience ranging from 7 - 18 years at Microsoft.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was from Sr.Director when he asked me to solve a data structure related problem with O(N) complexity. It's do with search of billion items with very minimal space requirements. I was not expecting a Sr.Director to nail me down with questions related to bit wise operations & data structures.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate much. They offered more than what I expected - sign on bonus, relocation bonus, performance bonus, full relocation package with a month of high end corporate apartment to live and 15 days of rental car to drive around.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen and the 4-round Interview. Phone screen was technical. The interview had two technical rounds and a couple of non-tech ones. One round was with PM Lead and it was more of process discussion.

    Interview Questions
    • Data structure for a queue that could be modified by multiple threads.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with hiring manager, asked a few technical questions and personality questions. Then went into a 5 hour interview on-site. Main communication was with an HR representative.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a balance and marbles where one marble weighs more than the other, how many times do you have to use the balance to find the heaviest marble for 7 marbles. Then, extend that answer to how many marbles can you weigh with 4 tries.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Development Engineer II Interview

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

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Expedia in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    * Phone interview - technical, problem solving, algorithms and data structures. Finally, was asked to code up a problem and send the solution by email
    * A day full of technical 1:1 interviews with the team members and the hiring manager and his boss.
    * Half hour non-technical 1:1 interview with the director of the test team

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Expedia in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Three rounds of technical interviews. Only in the last round of interview, few non-technical questions asked. There was a lot of writing code. For a couple, I was also asked to state the complexity.
    Overall, the process was quick and the recruiting team was very helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • Most Difficult : Check if a linked list contains a loop. If yes then find the starting position of the loop.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Location was not acceptable to me

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

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