View All num of num See all Photos Microsoft This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.microsoft.com Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 9.0k Reviews 31k Salaries 3.9k Interviews Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview(Student Candidate) Redmond, WA Microsoft Implement a Find-Replace function given a string of text , search string, and replace string. Also a seemingly simple question became very difficult and complex when looked at through the eyes of a tester. A question involved writting a function to classify a triangle given its side lengths. Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 0 ▼ The question about the triangle classification seemed simple enough but what they were really looking for was to determine flaws in the requirement specification. Was the specfication correct given how it's going to be used? Is it what the customer wanted? Does it offer value to our market in relation to our competitor? What type of platform do we expect it to run on? Any localization issues? Accessability? The most important things to show for SDET is that you have the ability to take a step back from the narrow problem at focus and see if it fits into the larger picture of the project and what it's trying to acheive for the customer. Interview Candidate on Mar 7, 2014 Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.