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# Senior Lead Software Engineer Interview Questions

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### Senior Software Engineer and App Lead at McLane Foodservice was asked...

Feb 12, 2010
 They asked me to do a technical assesment of my Java and Struts skills. 1 AnswerThis took longer than I expected because I was weak in this area. Otherwise it would have been easy to do.

Jun 14, 2013
 Programming exercise was good- you had 1:15 hr in XCode to write a simple iOS application with data persistence, implement a shake motion gesture, localize it into french and spanish, and ensure the UI resized correctly. Then you had to write the test cases for your app. All told if you knew what you were doing you should have the basics done in under an hour. From there you can spend the rest of your time making the UI pretty. Be the first to answer this question

Jul 5, 2016
 1) Given a point and an collection of arbitrary 2D points, find the point closest to the the given point. 2) Given a collection of arbitrary 2D points, find the point closest to the median.2 AnswersNailed the first question - did it almost almost at typing speed. I looped through the points, calculated the distance, compared against my previously cached closest point & if the new one was closer cached it instead. Interviewer said that the proper answer was to keep the distances in a list, then sort the list - which is actually slightly less efficient than my answer. But the second question was just bizarre. The median of a collection of scalars is easy - and yes, sorting a list will help. But the median of a collection of 2D points is "distinctly non-trivial" as my calculus prof would say. I started on an answer anyway, and got to a sticky point when the interviewer said, "I have to think about this one some more" (He should have thought about more it before hand.)Seems like the target point would be the midpoint of the x component range and then the y component values, then follow your first algo to find the point closest to that.

### Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead at Microsoft was asked...

Jul 22, 2014
 There was a detailed technical question about a test strategy for a complex system built with a domain-specific language. When I answered in general terms, the interviewer kept pressing for more specifics and detailed examples. I finally realized that she didn't really understand the problem. I confronted her with "This is your job, isn't it? And you don't know how to do it!" She admitted I was right.Be the first to answer this question

Aug 5, 2017

Jul 1, 2013
 Not allowed to disclose the questions, I suppose. I honor the privacyBe the first to answer this question

Aug 13, 2015

Dec 17, 2016
 A programming problem to do on whiteboard then a behavior puzzle question.1 AnswerJust a basic core java. Mainly a fresher entry level question.