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

Updated 24 Oct 2014
Updated 24 Oct 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

I feel it is easy to get through the interview. They test raw intelligence using algo and DS and testing skills. They dont have SDET roles any more so they will be looking for more coding skills.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing really difficult when compared to rest of the industry   Answer Question
Accepted Offer

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 phone interviews, one by HR, one by an Engineer, and then was invited for on site.
    On-site 3 interviews.

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Need to be good in computer fundamentals

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You need to good at negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was simple asked 2 questions

    a) Find the number of words in a document
    b) Bulbs problem / puzzle given 2 bulbs find the maximum number of floors the bulbs can be dropped without breaking

    I provided reasonably good answers for both the questions cross checked on the net after the interview but somehow they refused to go further dissapointed after putting in lot of efforts

    Looks like interviewers at microsoft have an attitude of only "they know the things" and do not encourage a learning attitude

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1 Written test + 2 technical rounds.
    Written test: Fix 3 bugs and 1 feature coding
    1 round: CV Walkthrough + White Board Coding (Check for valid brackets in String)
    1 round: Basic Testing Question (test plan, test strategy, various types of testing, security testing etc), White Board Coding (Reverse a linked list, Sort an array which has only digits 0-9)

    Interview Questions
    • Lot of Theory types of questions like test plan, test strategy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got contact from linkden

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that counts words of a book based on type (noun, verb, etc)   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zelenograd (Russia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zelenograd (Russia)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 remote technical interviews (skype, audio only). One with team lead. It was quite difficult, but bearable. Second with SDET 2. It was quite easy.
    1 technical interview in office, airplane tickets was paid. Interview was very hard, as for me. 2 hours of continuous questions regarding my technical knowledge and personal qualities.
    1 stress interview with technical director. It was the worst one. After that I thought I will never get an offer. I was ready for stress testing, but not in my field of knowledge.
    1 formal interview with HR specialist. Pure pleasure.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about your biggest achievement?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Don't underestimate yourself. Be confident, calm, friendly but tough.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen was friendly, recruiter was helpful gave some good tips on what to kind of questions to expect. But they should be doing a better job screening people and not just randomly asking developers with no testing experience to interview for a testing position.
    Coding test was to write code to get all palindromes in a string.
    On-site interviews were hectic, you try and prove your testing and simple coding skills.
    Test a refrigerator.
    Code to make diagonal elements 0 in a matrix.

    Interview Questions
    • Coding test was to write code to get all palindromes in a string.

      Test a refrigerator.
      Code to make diagonal elements 0 in a matrix.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus: I was asked to code a technical question and then to write test cases for it. I first coded the answer on paper then explained. My code was surprisingly cleaner than I expected, and that too on paper. Then, he went about describing his role and what his team does. Following this I was asked few HR questions. These questions are basically to gauge your technical aptitude.

    Was contacted through email about selection for the next round. A few days later, an interview date was fixed and then, the logistics were worked out. It was an all expenses paid trip.

    They won't give you a chance to complain. Food, hotel, transportation... all was just awesome. The day following my arrival I had my interviews.

    They have limo services that take you to the Microsoft campus at Redmond. I had 4 back to back rounds.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer confused me like hell when describing the question.
      Every node of the tree has a pointer to its left most child. each node has a pointer to its next sibling. Its a BST. Find the smallest value in the tree.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by the recruiter through LinkedIn. Initial Phone screen with hiring manager.
    Asked to explain a project listed in the resume. Asked about the algorithmic and data structure choices made in that project.
    Write a program to find the word with maximum occurrences in a text and write a test module to verify.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a program to find the word with maximum occurrences in a text and write a test module to verify.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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