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MathWorks Applications Support Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
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Applications Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details

First step is the phone interview. They send you an Email with the instructions. You follow the link, setup your computer and test it, then they give you the opportunity to practice with two questions. Once you are ready, you start the interview and you are asked five easy questions.

1. Why this position interests you?
2. What about your experiences makes you fit for this position?
3. Give an example how you tackled with multiple responsibilities?
4. Eligible to work in US without restrictions? Need sponsorship now or in the future? On a student visa now? When will the OPT start?
5. What is your cumulative GPA?

Once reviewed, you are contacted by Email to setup a technical phone interview.

Interview Questions
  • No difficult or unexpected question in the first step.   Answer Question
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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview. Done with the first round with general questions, which are mostly available in glassdoor. My suggestion- Talk more about the things that are relavant to your background.Before they ask you try to tell them that you are passionate to work for them. Explain them the way you can deal with concepts. If you have work ex mention that in your talk. In total, it is an easy one.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you organize time? Do you use any tool to do that? Explain any of your projects such that a non technical person can understand? Have you ever faced conflicts in a team and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at MathWorks in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    All the questions are from the question bank. It was a very pleasant experience. The interviewer was very nice and even helped me to answer a few questions. Awaiting the call to Natick.
    I have jotted down a few of the questions.

    JAVA
    1. Difference between final, finally and finalize
    2. Exit condition for the fibonacci series
    3. OOP

    Math:
    1. Find the inverse of a 3x3 matrix.
    2, Find the orthogonal vector to A=i+2j+k; B=j+2k
    3. Find acceleration from velocity

    DSP
    1. Difference between discreet and continuous delta function
    2.FIR vs IIR
    3. DFT vs FFT
    4. the sampling frequency for 3cos(600*pi*t)+2cos(1800*pi*t)
    Matlab
    1. Difference between A.' and A'

    Interview Questions
    • JAVA
      1. Difference between final, finally and finalize
      2. Exit condition for the fibonacci series
      3. OOP

      Math:
      1. Find the inverse of a 3x3 matrix.
      2, Find the orthogonal vector to A=i+2j+k; B=j+2k
      3. Find acceleration from velocity

      DSP
      1. Difference between discreet and continuous delta function
      2.FIR vs IIR
      3. DFT vs FFT
      4. the sampling frequency for 3cos(600*pi*t)+2cos(1800*pi*t)
      Matlab
      1. Difference between A.' and A'
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    First Phone interview they five easy questions.

    1. Why this position interests you?
    2. Experiences
    3. Handle responsibilities?
    4. Visa status
    5. GPA?
    Once reviewed, you are contacted by Email to setup a technical phone interview.

    Then 1hr phone interview may cover the following sections:

    Basic math - discrete math, computation, and algorithm theory
    Programming concepts – OOP, data structures, and operating systems.
    3 programming languages that best fit your background. Options include:
    C
    C++
    Java
    Python
    Web Programming (Java, JavaScript, HTML/HTML5, XML)
    Ruby on Rails
    MATLAB programming

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After a week, received a call for a video interview which was basic HR- Why this role? How do you fit in? About yourself? After that was a phone interview. I was expecting a logically challenging interview. Instead the entire interview was solely based on programming knowledge of 3 languages of your choice. No algorithms, no coding.

    Interview Questions
    • Difference between calloc() and malloc()?
      Auto variable and register variable?
      Invocation order of constructors and destructors in C++ inheritence.
      Static variables.
      Singleton concept.
      IPC in Linux, what is mutual exclusion, critical section, locks
      8-10 small code snippets to debug
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Met at job fair, first interview is a phone interview with HR, second interview is a technical interview. The first interview is very easy. They ask you what you know about the company and tell you whatever you don't know. They'll ask you a few questions about your own projects, what programming languages you feel strong in, and anything else you'd like to know about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the company?
      Explain a project you worked on in non-technical terms?
      How do you manage your time?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    The entire process lasted a maximum of half an hour. They were simple and straightforward. All of the questions were human resources type. The interview was video interview. All the questions could be looked up on the glassdoor website.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your GPA? Give an example how you handled multiple responsibilities?Why Mathworks?visa status and OPT?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    Video interview is the first round of hiring process, the questions are the same as posted on glassdoor.
    I applied online and received an email for a video interview. You can do the interview using laptop, or smartphone as it requires a camera and microphone, you have time to practice the interview questions

    Interview Questions
    • Why you're interested in this position?
      GPA?
      Experience?
      Eligible to work in US?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone interview, just some behavior questions. Eligibility of working in United States, willingness to move to Boston, how do you understand the position (then they describe how they see the position for you), and what's your cGPA. And that's all. In the end they ask you to choose a time for following technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    It is the video interview which is the first round in hiring process. Firstly, you will have 2 questions to practice and test your equipment. Then you will enter the interview process. Take it easy since you will have several seconds to think about the question and record the video. There are total 5 questions. Each question has the text and you can see it easily.

    Interview Questions
    • 1 Why this position interests you?
      2 What about your experiences makes you fit for this position?
      3 Can you give me a personal example when you had multiple responsibilities at one time and tell me how you handled that situation?
      4 Now for some HR-related questions: Are you currently authorized to work in the United States without restriction…would you need sponsorship now or in the future? If you are on a student visa, when would OPT start?
      5What is your cumulative GPA?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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