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

Updated 1 Feb 2015
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

Interview

Planning part of interview was not good. There were lot of confusion regarding timings, schedule, place etc. Interview length was good none, out of the 4 round, took more than an hour.

Interview Questions

  • Director round was a bit confusing as I was asked to track mineral water of a mineral water plant.   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2014.

    Interview

    This was through IJP from within MS itself being a MS employee.
    Really bad interview process in MS - GD. I had to push the HR to setup my interview as if I am the HR. Than again just 2 rounds in the whole day from morning 10 to evening 6 and I was told to leave without any feedback. Again I had to run behind the HR for getting the status update and finally after 10 days I was again called for an Hiring Manager round which went for 2 hours and that too instead of managerial question the HM round went into technical stuff. And as usual again I was asked to leave for the day and no update till 1 month even after running behind the HR a lot.

    Reasons for Declining

    Got to know that work culture and the actual work is not good and also did not at all like the way Hr and the management treated me even before joining them.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
    • I was asked a variant of the Single Source Shortest Path Problem on a general tree.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was not competitive with my present compensation

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    • Write algorithm for c compiler.   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pune
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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