Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview Questions

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

First interview went quite well. Second round of interviews were within reason except for one interviewer. He was so socially awkward and sometimes refused to even answer my questions. Quite hard to get any clarification from him.

Interview Questions
  • Write an algorithm that takes function names from a program and will figure out if it is made up of valid words (1 or more).   Answer Question
No Offer
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Difficult Interview

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I have a phone interview and they told me that they are gonna contact me in two weeks.
    Questions:
    - Longest code I have ever code
    - Hardest problem
    - You have 9 balls one of which is heavier and a balance find the heavier one by using the balance two times.
    - Compare C/C++/Java

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Got the interview from the HR;
    2. All about basic questions, like some behavior questions, such as wats the most challenging things for you, all the questions can be found similarly as the existing experiences;
    3. Brain teaser: how can u know the temperature outside when you stay inside without any tools.

    Interview Questions
    • How can u measure the temperature outside when you stay inside?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    On campus information session. After a few days, they e-mail an offer to interview on campus in Seattle. They ask you to read a book 'breaking code' for the interview. The most important topic to prepare well for clearing the interview is Data Structures. There will be 5 rounds of interview in a single day 9am to 5pm. If you do not do well in a particular interview, you will not be called for the next round. Most of the people get dropped in 3rd round. If you are called for all the 5 rounds, you will get the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They compete with engineers from NetApp etc, so if you have interviewed with other top companies, MS will offer 95k + location and joining bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    interviewer gave a problem to solve and i was supposed to write the code on paper. problem was good and related to pattern matching. and after this he told how will you test the code. finally he was not satisfied with my performance.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was asked lots of brain teaser and some C++ questions

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a graph class, find the minimum spanning tree?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview and then 4 in site interview

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't there any difficult question really but the interview covers a lot of aspect, between technical and non technical question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was set up approx. 1 week in advance to determine if I was a good fit for the group. The phone interview included many questions around software development lifecycle, test plans, current work environment, programming questions, and other technical questions. I was not prepared enough for the interview.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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