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MathWorks Applications Support Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
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Applications Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MathWorks in November 2014.

Interview Details

First, a pre-record video interview:
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?

Second, an 1-h technique phone interview. The phone interview will cover:

· Basic math - calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra

· Programming concepts  --  programming constructs, style and logic, OOP concepts

· One programming language – C , C++, or Java (C++ or Java is recommended)

· MATLAB  --  basic MATLAB syntax, commonly used functions and documented concepts

One specific engineering discipline that best fits your background. Options include:

· Control Systems-  classical control, modern control, and non-linear systems

· Signals Processing- concepts such as aliasing, convolution, and transforms

· Embedded Systems- Real Time Operating Systems, Scheduling, and General OS Concepts

questions asked in phone interview include:
<DSP>
1.determine if a system is time-variant or invariant;
2. given x(n) and y(n), determine if it's FFR or IIR
3. stable system;
4. causal system;
5. Nyquist sampling rate
5. discrete time impulse response of a system

<math>
1. calculate a vector perpendicular to vector A and B
2.given velocity, find acceleration
3. integral definition
4. definite or indefinite integral
5. inverse/ transpose of matrix

<matlab>
1. delete a column of a matrix
2. concatenate two matrices;
3. what's cell array;
4. what's subfunction

<c++>
1. what is nested function
2. given a sample code, ask for the output

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round of interviews, got call through employee reference. Recruiter mailed me after about 10 days with a link to complete a video based HR interview. There were 5 pre-recorded questions. Pretty standard questions like, 1) What makes you a good fit for this role? 2) What are the relevant skills that you have that apply directly to this role? 2) What previous experience do you have for this role ? 3) Tell us how handled a situation where you had multiple responsibilities/difficult situations? 4) Work authorization etc.
    Got a call for technical interview, waiting on that.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard HR questions, nothing unexpected. Answers have to be short (~2 mins) and you only get one try. So its better record yourself once by using the practice set.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online. It sent me a link and asked me to do a video interview. A few videos are introducing this company. A few non-technical questions were asked. I think they just sent links to most applicants and don't watch it.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are like why do you choose mathworks, How do you work under pressure and give example and things like that. Not difficult at all.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college career site. Got a mail with a video interview link. Had to submit with in 2 weeks.Completely non technical, full hr questions like why this position, what skills do you have relevant to this,work authorization etc. Waiting to hear back from them

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone interview
    1. programming language
    java- what is oop
           - polymorphism
           - abstruct class
           - recursive function
           -give an example of using pointers
           - diff equals() and ==
    c - difference between union and structure
       - null pointer
       - difference between malloc and calloc
       - difference i++ and ++i

    matlab
         -transpose of a matrix
         - inverse of matrix
         - strcat
          - declare a vector

    math
         -what is eigenvalue, eigenvector
         - definite integral and indefinite integral

    No Offer
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. My major is Mechanical Engineering and my area is control and measurement. I have experience in control theory, signal processing and programming(such as c++, but not as strong as CS student). The first round interview, which is video interview, is general HR questions. I found that my question is the same as other applicants.

    I will briefly introduce the video recording process. This process will give you plenty of time for preparation and warming up, so do not be nervous. At the beginning, there will be a introduction video of the position in MathWorks. I recommend you of watching that video and eliminate some of your nervous feeling. Then there would be a hardware test section in which you can test your laptop camera and record a sample video. I also recommend you of doing this since this will give you a sense what do you need in the next real interview, for example, adjusting your volume, pitch, etc.

    The questions are just like:
    Why you fit this position?
    How you will handle multi-tasks?
    What is you GPA?
    Do you need sponsorship?

    My feeling is that you will go through this round easily and they arranged a technical phone interview on 11/14/2014. I am preparing that. One thing I worried is that I don't have deep theoretical background about programming since my background is Mechanical Engineering.
    The topics will be the following six:

    • Basic math - calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra
    • Programming concepts  --  programming constructs, style and logic, OOP concepts
    • One programming language – C , C++, or Java (C++ or Java is recommended)
    • MATLAB  --  basic MATLAB syntax, commonly used functions and documented concepts

    One specific engineering discipline that best fits your background. Options include:
    • Control Systems-  classical control, modern control, and non-linear systems
    • Signals Processing- concepts such as aliasing, convolution, and transforms
    • Embedded Systems- Real Time Operating Systems, Scheduling, and General OS Concepts

    I asked a friend who is in MathWorks, he said probably they will cover all these topics...

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round was a basic HR round.
    Five questions were asked and given 2-3 mins per question, so try to keep answers short and concise.
    Questions like, why are you fit for this position?
    What is your interest and why you choose your concentration?
    GPA
    visa status

    very basic questions were asked.
    the timer on the screen is quite distracting so maintain eye-contact with the camera always.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    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

    1. A phone call from HR, few behavioral questions
    2. Then, a phone interview based on the following topics:
    --> 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
    Web Programming (Java, JavaScript, HTML/HTML5, XML)
    Ruby on Rails
    MATLAB programming

    Interview Questions
    • I got rejected in second round. Nothing unexpected in Java and C, prepare discrete maths well.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted to record a video interview a week later. The questions are pre-recorded and were all standard, and listed on Glassdoor. Waiting to hear back for the next stage.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview Details

    First round was HR round, it was a telephonic interview.
    Asked about previous experience, discuss the recent project. Roles and responsibilities performed, how did u handle situations of disagreement in a big team. How do u manage the tasks u need perform.

    Interview Questions
    • The same questions as mentioned on glassdoor were asked in all HR rounds   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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