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Microsoft Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 28, 2015
Updated Jan 28, 2015
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Software Development Engineer Interview

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An hour long telephonic interview followed by an on-site full loop with 5 interviews. One of the interviews was done by the recruiter primarily focused on past experience and testing. The rest of the interviews were technical with coding problems.

Interview Questions
  • You are provided with a rotating disk and and an unlimited supply of binary color sensors. One half of the disk is colored black and the other half is white. The problem is to determine the rotational direction of the disk.   View Answer
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    It was an interview on my university campus. The interviewer just asked one question, given a sentence, reverse the order of the words in the sentence. Looking back it was a pretty simple question and he was prepared to ask a couple more questions after, but at the time I was unprepared, so I stumbled a bit and only got through the one.

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    • Given a sentence, reverse the order of the words in the sentence.   View Answer
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    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Applied through university recruiter. Process was very organized. On campus interview consisted of a linked list question. Answered the question but received feedback one week later with a rejection.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview followed by day long interview at Microsoft HQ in redmond. Fairly straightforward questions. Got really tired from 4 back to back to back to back hour long interviews.

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  5. 14 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I had a campus interview first, which give a coding problem. I past this one. Then I got an onsite interview at Fargo. Four/Five round interviews. Every round I should do one or two coding questions, and talk about my projects, my working experiences, and so on.

    Interview Questions
    • I failed one logic test problem at the first round, but did well in the rest round. I spend too much time on practicing coding problems. I didn't expect the coding problems are so easy. But I didn't do very well on talking about my working experiences.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    got an email from recruiter, spoke to recruiter at career fair, had an interview on campus, had four back to back interviews on campus of Microsoft during the afternoon, heard back within a week

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    called for interview at college... asked questions about my work experience and projects in resume.
    only one tech question to union two unsorted arrays. the interview was for 30 minutes and was asked HR questions mostly. Yet to hear from them

    No Offer
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    30 mins campus on-site interview. Like normal campus interview, interviewer first introduce what his group do in Microsoft. And then, he asked some normal behavior questions like what is the most difficult project in your resume. Then technical part is quite simple question about linkedlist

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I was first asked C# questions like private and static constructors, ref/out, anonymous delegate etc. Then the algorithm question below. It is good to know your resume projects well, C# concepts and algorithms - this covers about everything for developer interview

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    • Find the next node in a binary tree from any node (implying successor to a node)   View Answers (3)
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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career fair, contacted next day by email for on campus interviews. Interviews were held 2 weeks later. Interviews were 30 mins, about 10-15 mins talking about stuff you did on your resume, and then 10 mins with a single coding problem. and then 5-10 mins taking about the problem. what you would have done differently, how to test for bugs, etc

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