MathWorks Applications Support Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 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.   View Answer
No Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    Done with first round, scheduled appointment for next round. First is general HR round very easy dont take tension. 5 questions were asked, computerized and standard as mentioned by the previous members. Its very easy. And the second round is for one hour complete technical which i am preparing for. will share my review after completion.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Why this position interests you?   Answer Question
    • 2. What about your experiences makes you fit for this position?   Answer Question
    • 3. Give an example how you tackled with multiple responsibilities?   Answer Question
    • 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?   Answer Question
    • 5. What is your cumulative GPA?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    It begins with a 20 min phone call or video recording which consists of simple behavioral questions. Within next week I heard from the HR about scheduling a technical phone interview. Most of the questions are on Glassdoor.

    This was followed by an on site interview. The on site interview is different from the technical phone screen in terms of the questions asked. They will fly you over a day before the interview and the next day the interviews begin at around 830 am.

    I had a two hours long technical interview. Prepare well in the programming and MATLAB section. You may also be asked to debug MATLAB programs on paper. There was a white board programming question too.

    This interview is followed by an interview with Hiring manager. Then a lunch with two currently working employees. (This is also sort of behavioral interview)

    Next was a shirt interview with the HR, simple behavioral questions followed by benefits of joining the company.

    Every one at the Mathworks is very friendly and it had a very good working environment.

    Interview Questions
    • In depth questions on programming languages, programming concepts, Math, MATLAB and Embedded systems and RTOS.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 15 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?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    First round was video interview with general questions mentioned on glassdoor.
    Second round was technical round. Some of the Java questions were:

    difference between path and classpath
    what is JVM, how is java platform independent
    what are JDK and JRE
    what is a package
    What are generics
    what are wrapper classes and what are the advantages
    can you force garbage collection in java? how?
    Is java pass by value or ref? why?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    It was 1st stage of interview. I got a prerecorded interview questions, they were simple like what is my GPA, what was my hardest coding etc. It was ridiculous talking to my screen. The prerecorded question will play and you have to answer with your recording.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your GPA
      What was you hardest coding
      How you are fit to this job
      Say a few things about you
       
      View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    Video HR interview is the first step in the process with the following 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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    After applying online for the position, they sent an email to complete a video interview. The interview had 5 non-technical questions and lasted about half an hour. The interview had basic HR questions. Each question had an average of 2 minutes to prepare and had to be answered in about the same time.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you are a good fit for this position?
      Why are you interested in this position?
      What is your cumulative GPA?
      Are you an international student? What is your visa status?
      Have you had any role in which you had multiple responsibilities?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 10 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    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
    • No difficult or unexpected question in the first step   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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