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MathWorks Applications Support Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 19, 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

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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    First round is the non-technical phone interview then comes the coding round and after that a technical round. I have only finished the first two rounds and have my technical round next week. The coding round is a bit tough especially the matlab questions.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my background , my project and what are my interests.   Answer Question
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    First round is Basic HR interview questions online one way interview process.
    Sencond round is technical quiz. Basic programming questions on c/c++ java java sc python matlab
    Easy for coumputer science people

    Interview Questions

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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MathWorks (Natick, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The process takes about 2 to 3 months. The first round was HR. I was asked about 1) Visa status 2) Explain what makes me a best fit for the job 3) How I manage to handle difficult situations.
    Second round was Hacker rank coding challenge: Includes skills in MATLAB, C++, python and Java.
    3) Third round was a technical phone interview:
    MATLAB: Explain the reason why a script runs slow and give necessary solutions to overcome the issue.
    MATH: Arithmetic progression and probability.
    c++: What is OOPS? advantages of OOPS? Explain inheritance briefly, algorithm for GCD of two numbers and to find its time complexity.
    Embedded systems and OS: what is priority inversion? Difference between threads and processes?

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions. You find everything on glassdoor.   Answer Question
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MathWorks in February 2017.

    Interview

    I was asked to choose a time slot for a phone interview. HR called at the scheduled time and asked me some basic questions. She also explained the position. The whole interview lasted just 10-15minutes At the end she asked me to complete a coding challenge through Hackerrank and time frame to complete it is 7 days.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Visa status 2)GPA 3) Describe one project in layman's terms 4) Any other offers that I have 5)Programming languages I am comfortable with   Answer Question
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks in February 2017.

    Interview

    C++:
      some multiple choice questions and tow coding question;
        basic concepts about pointer, null pointer, class inheritance.
        coding part: implementing class inheritance, max difference of two numbers on array
    will it compile or not, why will it or why not. if yes what is the output.
    code is about pointers, function overloading with dynamic memory, class, pointer to base class with dynamic memory.

    math questions: matrix identities, inverse of matrix, vector manipulation, limits: all the basics, some other linear algebra questions

    Interview Questions

    • C++:
        some multiple choice questions and tow coding question;
          basic concepts about pointer, null pointer, class inheritance.
          coding part: implementing class inheritance, max difference of two numbers on array  
      Answer Question
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    An hour long interview was set up with an engineer from Mathworks. Was asked to choose two languages for asking questions. Was drilled on Java and Python. Both basics and high level questions were asked. Then a Math round with questions on math principles and their applications. A screen was displayed onto which I had to write my answers.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    The interviewer seems nice, and she asked some basic questions, such as GPA, visa status, programming languages and team work experience. But no responses after the phone interview. I checked online application system, and it shows not an ideal match.

    Interview Questions

    • GPA, visa status, programming languages and team work experience   Answer Question
  9.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    I applied online in new grad section for Application Support Engineer. Then I received an email from Mathworks to self-scheduled first round phone interview. Basically, it was about behavior questions and academic backgrounds like GPA and graduation date. Then a Hackerrank coding test is sent. I need to complete them in 7 days.

    Interview Questions

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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MathWorks in January 2017.

    Interview

    They have too many processes. First interview is by recording myself answering questions. Second test is a coding test where you choose two languages among MATLAB/Python, C/C++, Java, and others. Now I am waiting for third interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a team project you did and how to make it successful.   Answer Question
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