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# Software Design Engineer Interview Questions

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### Senior Software Design Engineer at Amazon was asked...

May 2, 2010
 Given a base 2 integer, give me an algorithm for detecting if it is a palindrome. What is the run time performance of this?1 AnswerLet the number, num, have n bits. 1. upper = !(num >> n/2) 2. lower = (num > n/2 3. return upper == lower Complexity O(1).

### Software Design Engineer at The Technical Committee was asked...

Jan 25, 2010
 A homological word is one that applies to itself, e.g. the word ‘polysyllabic’, which is polysyllabic. A heterological word is one that does not apply to itself, e.g. the word ‘Spanish’, which is not Spanish. The word homological is homological. Is the word heterological, heterological or homological?1 Answerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grelling–Nelson_paradox

### Software Design Engineer at The Technical Committee was asked...

Jan 25, 2010
 Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a Mercedes-Benz; behind the others, Mars Bar. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a Mars Bar. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?1 Answerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem

### Software Design Engineer at Amazon was asked...

Oct 31, 2011
 Design counters system for online services.1 AnswerThis is a pretty vague question but here goes. I would store the ip address, date, time and reference a foreign key of the product or service in a database table. Then some simple aggregate queries to pull the total. I would use the IP address to guarantee that the visits were unique.

Jan 25, 2010

### Senior Software Design Engineer at Amazon was asked...

Jan 26, 2011
 Design a file system (Object Model question)Be the first to answer this question

### Software Design Engineer at Valeo was asked...

Dec 26, 2016
 Describe the two use cases of BSWM in AUTOSAR software Be the first to answer this question

### Software Design Engineer II at N.S. International was asked...

Jul 18, 2016
 Why do you wanna Join NS?Be the first to answer this question

### Software Design Engineer at Sonic Foundry was asked...

Oct 8, 2015
 Describe how you would approach leading the design of a new software product, be as in depth or high level as you'd like.Be the first to answer this question

### Software Design Engineer (SDE) at Microsoft was asked...

Sep 25, 2014
 Find an integer in a 2D matrix where all the rows are sortedBe the first to answer this question
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