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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 in Hyderābād
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
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

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No Offer
Difficult Interview

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process started with tell me about urself and asked project related questions

    1. U have an array which is sorted row wise and column wise, find an element

    2. trim a binary search tree

    3. Implement Circular queue using arrays

    4. Least common ancestor without using recursion

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR was quite efficient, interview started at right time,
    Got rejected after three rounds of interviews.
    It was almost evening and interviewer looked tired in last round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is fine. Only glitch is that my interviews were all scheduled for weekends. They typically have 5 rounds of interviews. There is a preliminary round. If you cross that, there will be three more rounds of technical interview and after that you might have one more round where you'll be interviewed by someone high up (In my case it was a director).

    Interview Questions
    • Assume a text console where somebody is typing input. Whenever the person hits enter, we should display the string that he has entered. The string can be very very long and the program that takes the input and displays should be as fast as possible. Write such a C program   View Answer
    • I was asked a variant of the Single Source Shortest Path Problem on a general tree.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was not competitive with my present compensation

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview : I was asked to write a code then walk through the code.
    in Person : I had 10 rounds. In all rounds, I was asked to write code. Either algorithm of simple c function or to solve complex word based puzzles using algorithms.
    I cleared 9 rounds. I had last round with the Unit Head. He gave me a puzzle, which I think i messed up. I did not make it. Later My recruiter told me that I was rejected not because of code, but because i did not ask enough questions.

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview was scheduled by a recruiter. There was phone interview and then called for in person interview. Had to wait for an hour at their office to get the interviewer's time slot. Interview process is not properly organized. Later, I had go from room from to meet about 5 managers (or leads) and talk to them. They don't seem to be prepared for interviewing me. I could easily answer their questions. It seems I was turned dow because I'm a Java guy and their work is mostly around .Net.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design a hotel reservation system?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was easy if look back it now but at that time i didn't understand data strctures well. questions we simple like find mirror of binary tree , find if tree is balanced or not. you need good understanding of data structures and algorithms in order to get to microsoft.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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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

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