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Staff Software Engineer Interview Mountain View, CA

The most challenging (and interesting) question was about a

  strategy for finding signal in a noisy and poorly understood data set. Asking a software engineer a data science question really stretches the mental muscles.
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Challenging yes. But not necessarily in a good way. Most software engineers do NOT have the training to properly address this question. It requires a background in "data science" or signal processing. Unless the position interviewed for required these skills/background also, I would say the question was highly inappropriate.

Ojiisan on Sep 8, 2011

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