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Shape Security
Senior/Staff/Principal Software Development Engineer In Test was asked...10 July 2019

General questions on based on your experience. Coding challenge about sorting, string processing.

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I was able to answer pretty much all.

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Gemalto

Tell me about your schooling and companies experience.

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Explained it very well, but he did not asked any question from my resume.

Control Solutions

What does a good manager look like? What does a bad manager look like?

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There was no time to answer the question as the next interviewer came in.

Control Solutions

Tell me about a difficult project you worked on? Tell me about an easy one?

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I spoke about how I pulled through on the project.

Control Solutions

What project did you enjoy working on? What kind of projects do you not like working on?

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I spoke of some mis-guided projects that were not well managed and how I would have managed them. Less

Control Solutions

Do you have more analog or digital design experience at your past roles?

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I answered that I was mixed signal and found over time that much of the analog circuits were easily replaced by microcontroller ADC where the digital filtering can be done much faster. Less

Gulf Interstate Engineering

What is your greatest weakest ?

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I tend to do a lot of detailed work. As a lead engineer I should delegate more.

Linde

Data handling, Past experiences, Plant etx

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based on experience with examples.

Atlassian

Binary Search Tree and other algorithms

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I answered a couple of them then pushed them into talking more about the actual kind of work I'd be doing. Systems and platform design and development, etc. The interview seemed open to that and it went well. Less

Hudson's Bay Company

What is the difference between abstract vs interface? Overloading and overriding?

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You will be asked beginner dev questions.

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