Amazon SDM Interview - Unknown onsite format!

Oct 12, 2018 15 Comments

I was told, I'll have 5 interviews. My telephonics did not include coding.

I know one will be a bar riser (Is this only LPs ?) and one will be design round. The recruiter does not know what areas other interviews will test. Will greatly appreciate insights or even speculation!

Can really use some help here!

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TOP 15 Comments
  • New lisper
    All LPs other than the systems design session.
    Oct 12, 2018 6
    • New lisper
      No coding. It would have been a nice break.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • New lisper
      The interviewers really drill down, and they take detailed notes. You’ll want to prepare a couple of examples/situations for each LP.

      The systems design session wasn’t bad. I was given a problem that is not in Grokking the Systems Design Interview or other study guides.

      Good luck!
      Oct 12, 2018
    • OP
      What was this problem? Mind sharing?
      Oct 12, 2018
    • New / Eng
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      New Eng

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      +1 mind sharing?
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Microsoft xbythjgbn
      What was the problem?
      Jan 15
  • Amazon Northman
    I had a coding round when I interviewed at Amazon 2 years ago for an L6 SDM role. It was a simple recursive search problem. I was so confident I didn't even bother with considering a DP solution (and interviewer didn't ask). This was the pre-Blind era. Understanding FAANG interviews now I would have handled differently. Anyway, I guess I convinced them I can write code at least since I got the job. It seems like coding in SDM loops has gone out of fashion and most are just system design, but I would at least want to see that a person knows how to confidently solve some simple coding problems.
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Workday / Eng WudtFvs
    What does LP stand for
    Oct 13, 2018 1
  • Amazon awssdm
    Prep lps and design
    Oct 12, 2018 4

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