Azure Compute Interview

MathWorks £€€¥
Feb 6 13 Comments

Have onsites soon for an Azure Compute team for SDE2, but I haven't been told what to expect for onsites. Getting a bit worried since my experience doesn't have distributed systems/back-end, so I want to prepare as much as possible if need in that regard.

What should I expect? One system design round and 3 LC rounds? Possibly a pure behavioral round?

The team has something to do with virtualization / VMs. Any info/tips for preparation welcome.

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  • Microsoft ⛈ storm
    Make sure you prepare for large scale distributed design, availability, scalability, disaster recovery. Incorporate them in your system design. Also make sure you thinking and sharing about testing, error handling, compatibility with different platforms. Share that you understand that the customer base, segments have different requirements... read about Auto scaling and throttling. Search for “Azure Architecture Center” and refer to these concepts there to get good understanding.
    Feb 7 4
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      OP
      I barely have two weeks and also need to prepare for other onsites so I don't know if I can prepare for all that but I will try.

      I will most likely be getting a system design round, right?
      Feb 7
    • Microsoft ⛈ storm
      These concepts are not that tough or time consuming as they sound. Yes, you can expect a System design interview. Not necessarily something like “design Messenger”, but may be more around how you investigate perf issues in a distributed system. Ask clarifying questions.
      Feb 8
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      OP
      Thanks for the advice. I started going through Grokking the SDI, not sure if that is good enough. Im gonna try to also read different sources on distributed systems, like whitepapers or lectures on things like Cassandra, Zookeeper, etc.
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft ⛈ storm
      Cool! Just a high level system design awareness should be good. All the best!
      Feb 8
  • CEMEX / Eng gino
    I had an interview with azure iot 3 months ago. Expect a normal loop of interviews. I did get several questions about my projects and how big they were but it didn't seem that important. The last HM did ask me about my knowledge in Operating systems and asked me a coding question that was related to scalability. I would recommend you don't sweat about it and just practice normal easy-medium leetcode questions.
    Feb 6 1
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      OP
      Did you get any design rounds? That's what I am worried most about tbh.
      Feb 6
  • CEMEX / Eng gino
    I did expect them and prepared for them but my recruiters didn't point them out and I had none. Email them with your concerns of how to prepare, they won't lie
    Feb 6 3
    • CEMEX / Eng gino
      And I hope you get it, good luck bud
      Feb 6
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      OP
      I see. Hopefully my recruiter lets me know. Are you at MS now? Anyways, Thanks!
      Feb 6
    • CEMEX / Eng gino
      I did not get it. If you want to know my story go to HR issues and you will find my post. Best of luck
      Feb 7
  • Intel / Eng blackpanth
    @OP, can you share what you end up asked?
    May 18 0
  • MathWorks £€€¥
    OP
    where are all the azure folks 😴
    Feb 6 0