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MathWorks Applications Support Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 15, 2017
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Applications Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at MathWorks (Natick, MA) in February 2015.

Interview

1.HR round(online video recorded)-15 mins
2.Technical Phone Interview(Math,C/C++,Programming Concepts,Control Systems)-1 hour
3.On-site interview(Math,C/C++,Programming Concepts,Control Systems)-4 rounds 9 am - 2 pm
Programming Concepts
1.Given a random array of numbers.How do you sort them?Select any sorting algorithm and write the pseudo code.(C)
I implemented Merge Sort with merge subroutine
I forgot base case ,I added later
2.1/8th of a circle.(NS)
I gave semi optimum solution.There was a better way without using trignometric functions
C++
2.Given inheritence hierarchy -which of the following is valid?(C)
    A
   / \
  B C
 /
D
void alpha(B *arg)
A*Aptr =new A;
B*Bptr=new B;(valid)
C* Cptr=new C;
D*Dptr=new D;(valid)

3.What does the following line of code do?(C)
char*c ="Hello"
char d[6];
while(*c++=*d++);

Matlab
What is primary function and subfunction?(C)
What is difference between nested function and subfunction?(C)
nested functions-can access variables declared inside main functions.

What is private function?(C)
inside private folder
What is hf=gca;(DA)
gui
returns current axes handle
What is event function call back?(DA)
How to access data members of a structure?
What are cell arrays?
C1={}
C2={}
what is C1()
what is C1{}
What is this code doing
mystruct =struct('field1',{1,2,3}...
'field2',{4,5,6s});
MATH
1.Plot the derivative of the function(C)
2.Find the partial fraction of given expression(C)
3.Find the gradient of the given function.(C)

Controls Systems
1.Explain lead and lag compensators(C)
2.Linearise the system(C)
3.Find the Transfer function from the state space equation.(C)
4.Given x1 and x2 dot ,find the Lyapunov equation.(NC)
Hiring Manager Interview
1.How do you handle several projects simultaneously?
2.What are your strengths and weaknessness,according to your advisor?
3.How did you handle a situation when you missed a deadline?
4.How was your experience at Grad School?
5.If you are the dean of your university ,what would you change?
6.How did you approach a task which you had no knowledge before hand?

HR Interview
Why did you apply at MathWorks?
If I gave you $2000 for training ,what training would you use it for?
What is your plan after EDG?

Other Interview Reviews for MathWorks

  1.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Hackerank challenge, then phone interview, then onsite interview. If you are from computer science background, the interview will be different from modern software company interviews. They ask a lof of out of date, strange questions with are not really related to software development.

    Interview Questions

    • Some programming concept questions and OOD questions and Math questions   Answer Question

  2.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    First, online video round of behavioural questions and then the technical coding where we need to select two out of 5 programming languages and interview, which is mostly according to the coding done in round 2

    Interview Questions


  3.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    3 rounds:
    1st round: Code test
    2nd: tech interview with basic OOP questions and few basic questions in Python. One design question.
    Onsite: Basic OOP questions and hiring manager questions. Based on experiences, weakness, strengths.

    Interview Questions


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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    First Round: Pre-recorded Video interview (Informal)
    Second Round: HackerRank Coding
    Third Round: Technical Phone Interview
    Fourth Round: HR round
    Basic understanding of the concepts is tested. Very responsive and nice interview process. Highly recommend MathWorks.

    Interview Questions

    • Round1 :
      1) Describe a situation where you multitasked.
      2) What interests you about this position?
      3) GPA, Visa sponsorship
      Round2:
      1) Probability (2 questions)
      2) Flipping cards
      3) Logic puzzle.
      Round3:
      1) Double derivative related question
      2) HashMap vs HashTable
      3) Duplicate numbers
      4) Logical indexing
      5) Recursion
      6) Cross product  
      1 Answer

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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    1. 15 minutes phone interview, ask resume-based questions; how do you manage time when there are multiple projects at the same time; What factors do you value most when looking for a job, etc.
    2. Online challenge B
    3. 1 hour technical phone interview
    4. On-site or the so called College day

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had conflict with people and how you deal with it   Answer Question

  7.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    1.One-way Video Interview (Every question can be found here on Glassdoor and dont worry about this)
    2.Hacker Rank(Questions are tricky and was asked to check if an expression is valid or not based on the parenthesis)
    3.Telephonic Interview on Code pair
    Got questions of basics of C, C++, and Java

    Interview Questions

    • Explain Main method in java
      implement Queue using Stack
      Code output questions based on const,static,class inheritance and Linked List Declaration.  
      Answer Question

  8.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MathWorks in April 2017.

    Interview

    1st Round - Video interview through Hirevue. Set of 5 pre-recorded questions. No technical questions.
    2nd Round - Coding challenge on Hackerrank. Total 75 minutes. Math and any 2 from 5 languages (Python, Matlab, C/C++, Java, JavaScript/Web).
    3rd Round - Technical phone Interview. Topics are given beforehand. (Controls, Signals, Embedded, OOPS - Focus on any one area.)
    Waiting for the Technical Interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1st Round - Why Mathworks, Why would you apply for this position, GPA, Graduation Date.
      Coding - Math Puzzles, [2 coding challenges, code snippets and MCQ's for Languages]  
      Answer Question

  9.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MathWorks (Natick, MA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. After two days I got the request for video interview. Checked the result online after less than a week. Unfortunately I didn't know about glassdoor before. This first round was a prerecorded HR round with 5 questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks (New York, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    1st- Video Recording using HIrevue. All behavioral questions.
    2nd - Coding Round on Hackerrank. Any 2/5 languages. (Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Web ). Math is compulsory.
    3rd - Technical Phone interview. (45 mins). Topics will be provided beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on Math, DSP, Python, C/C++, OOPS. (I selected these topics). Only select topics that you know. Sometimes they go depths.   Answer Question

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