Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview Questions

Updated 17 Oct, 2014
Updated 17 Oct, 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

Very interesting process. Many interviews with different departments. They do ask that you explain yourself a lot more than people say they do. I was interviewed by 6 different departments.

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  • Mainly questions relating to data structures and testing them in extreme cases.   View Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume on MS's info session at my university.
    Then a on-campus interview round for 45 mins, talking about my background and some basic technical questions.
    Followed by a day of on-site interview at Redmond. Four technical interview and one lunch interview. Each takes one hour, except the last one takes two hours. Some technical questions about Test, string, lists, trees, and brain teaser. Not difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • The last interviewer asked some network and OS questions, which are unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview in Jan 2014. Phone screen in feb 2014. Two interviews for the phone screen and they were an hour each - dealt with typical algo and data structure questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Hardest question was how to sort a linked list using recursion only. I knew the iterative solution but couldn't come up with recursion. Very difficult.   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR, last for about 40 minutes. First she want to confirm my personal information, I applied for project manager but the record she has says I applied for UI design. After this she asked me to talk about my determination working in IT industry, then we start to talk about my projects in my rusume. After this was a easy question about three fruit boxes. Then I was asked to test a keyboard. Finally I got the chance to ask her some questions.

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    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied at a university career fair and was notified a week later by email that I was invited to on-campus interviews. The interview was a week after I received the email. The interview was purely technical coding questions and software project experience. There was no emphasis on personal skills or experience, and no behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that will remove all repeated elements of a given array of integers, then return the shortened array.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    They asked me to design a function to keep track of the number of people in a company based on the key swipes on the door. They also asked me if I have any questions for them. It was too simple of a question to demonstrate my skills. Also they asked me my background

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. I was expecting some algorithm related questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    There were 4 interviews, mostly question on testing the knowledge of C++ - memory allocation, pointers etc. and also questions just testing the logic- different arrangements of arrays, colouring.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The interview experience was awesome and was worth remembering even though it happened to me approximately 6 years ago. Thank you Microsoft.

    Two phone interviews, flew me to Montreal for 3 more rounds of face-to-face interviews
    1) Phone Interview 1 - asked me about basic data structure (linked-list, stack etc..)
    2) Phone interview 2 - asked me about a binary tree and write out a sorting algo for the binary tree

    3) Face-to-face interview 1 - design a phone book for mobile applications
    4) Face-to-face interview 2 - implement a sudoku game
    5) Face-to-face interview 3 - an algo to detect an "inflection point" in a semi-sorted array of integers

    Failed to proceed to interview Face-to-face interview 6 & 7 (back then, the 7th interview was for the hiring details).

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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    It was a campus interview and the interview was 45 minutes. The interviewer asked me about my background and academic work. He explained about his group and the hierarchical framework of Microsoft.
    The question was this: given a pointer in the memory, reverse the string starting from there.
    I wrote the code and explained a bit about it. He was satisfied and didn't ask for a test when I mentioned it.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Great and friendly interview with an office platform lead. Asked me to do a BFS. Make sure you study up on that!!

    Interview Questions
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