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Engineer Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Engineer Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Engineers are responsible for designing and building products. In an interview context, expect to be quizzed on your technical skills, and also evaluated for your ability to work as a part of a team to get things built. The specific questions you are asked will depend on what type of engineering position you are looking for. Try a specific engineering discipline, such as software engineer, electrical engineer, or mechanical engineer.

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You have a 100 coins laying flat on a table, each with a head side and a tail side. 10 of them are heads up, 90 are tails up. You can't feel, see or in any other way find out which side is up. Split the coins into two piles such that there are the same number of heads in each pile.

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Answer #1: Place 50 coins into two piles on its edges so that both have the same amount of heads in each pile, neither facing up or down. Answer #2: Trick question, place 50 coins in both piles and in theory they all have heads just not necessarily facing up or down.

agree with 2nd ans

Split into two piles, one with 90 coins and the other with 10. Flip over every coin in the pile with 10 coins.

Write some pseudo code to raise a number to a power.

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Given an array of numbers, replace each number with the product of all the numbers in the array except the number itself *without* using division.

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Suppose you have a matrix of numbers. How can you easily compute the sum of any rectangle (i.e. a range [row_start, row_end, col_start, col_end]) of those numbers? How would you code this?

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What are the different ways you can you tell if this part is steel or aluminium.

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Implement a binary tree and explain it's function

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Have you ever stopped a line for a quality issue and how did you go about it? Can you provide examples.

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How do you represent a real-world quantity in a digital system?

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Asked how the strength to weight ratio of aluminum and steel compared.

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What are 5 different variables of a coil spring you can change to affect spring force?

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