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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at

Interview Details – Had two phone interviews: first one went over the resume and the second one was technical.

Interview Question – Meanings of certain terms in Java, such as "final"...   Answer Question

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Software QA Engineer
San Francisco, CA

I applied in-person and interviewed at

Interview Details – On site interview full day 4 rounds. 15-20 candidates and the rounds rotate.
1) QA methodology round: QA test a vending machine (see below)
2) Question round: this one can catch you off guard. You don't get asked the questions... YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS. Come up with some good ones regarding the job, and what you are looking for from a company.
3) Algorithms round: you are asked to make a game on the spot using different objects and asked to justify your choices... ie why did you choose to store the objects in a certain container? ie...what is the benefit of an array over a linked list?
4) Java Test: Given a laptop and a java class (eclipse) complete two methods and then write test cases for the two methods.
After the 1 hr test you discuss your code and test cases explaining your methodology.
a) write a method that goes through a character array and determines if another string is the suffix of the first. Ie... "blake goes to mall" has a suffix = "all"
b) return the index of the first instance of a substring in a character array ie... "blake goes to mall"... first instance of "goes" occurs at index 6.

Interview Question – QA test a vending machine (this doesn't mean come up with new features to ensure that it works effectively). Instead come up with test cases... Customer inserts less change than necessary, or foreign currency, etc...   Answer Question

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