IBM Software Engineer Interview Questions

Here is a dump of some questions from an IBM software engineer interview.

Note, these questions are mostly behavioral, and are geared towards a student who will or has recently graduated from school. Copious notes are taken during this process.

Whether these should be questions of import in a software engineer interview, I will leave for another time.
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The Amazon SDE Interview

Amazon recruited on campus at UMass over last fall and I was lucky enough to snag a spot after running into them at the career fair. The rep at the table quizzed me on some generic stuff, recording my answers (what is the algorithmic complexity of the best comparison sort?) on the back of my resume.

The interviews are done over several days by 4 interviewers on campus. Each one lasts about 45 minutes. In the first interview, I am randomly assigned to one of the interviewers. I was not asked very challenging questions, but we briefly went over my resume and he described his engineering department and product. Continue reading “The Amazon SDE Interview”

The Microsoft SDE Interview

This is the first of several interviews from fall of 2010 that I will document.

The Microsoft Software Development Engineer Interview is hard. While no interview process is perfect, they do a lot of things right in terms of setting a high bar, as well as showing off what the company has to offer. It is exactly what you’d expect from a world-class software company that has fairly high standards for engineers. Continue reading “The Microsoft SDE Interview”