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Software development manager Interview Questions

"Software Development Managers manage teams of engineers and work closely with product managers in order to oversee the development of a software product from start to completion. Employers are looking for strong leaders with solid communication skills and in depth knowledge of the software development process. In an interview, be ready to field technical questions as well as discuss how you would prioritize projects. A bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field and several years experience in software development is expected."

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What would you do if senior management demanded delivery of software in an impossible deadline?

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Give them the choice of reduced scope, more resources, or changed dates. They can only pick 2.

It is possible to keep scope, resources & timeline (dates) unchanged, but compromise on quality. This will impact team retention, especially the stronger engineers on the team, over the longer run. The leadership team must understand the consequences.

The feasibility which could lead to happen this type of situations is due to critical business needs. It means senior management would be actively involved and here agile framework will come into play. Delivering the workable product and then further developing the solution would be the best possible shot for win win situation.

What would you say are the minimal requirements needed to successfully manage a software development project?

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What are some of the things you might consider when designing a database?

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Given a large unsorted text file containing thousands of words count the number of times each word appears.

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Q. How to prioritize the features slotted for a given release.

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What would you do in your first week?

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What methods would you use to retain employees within the company?

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Have you ever had a problem where you have had a team member who needed to be disciplined or fired?

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Questions about Amazon 14 principles

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The only thing I was asked for is to produce a solution to a problem in code.

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