Build engineer - Apple (New Grad) Interview

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40two

Apple Eng

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Siemens, Microsoft
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Senior at NC State looking for full-time SWE roles after graduation, May 2019
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Jul 25 8 Comments

Just talked to the manager and he seemed to describe the role similar to “site reliability engineer”. The tech interview round is supposed to be some linux test. I would have to ssh into the engineer’s machine. Has anyone given this sort of interview before?

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  • Hortonworks
    qwK8h2xz

    Hortonworks

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    VersionOne
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    Make sure you know your Linux commands: ls find sed xargs grep curl awk ps
    Jul 25 3
    • Western Digital Pardesiya
      They would ask basics of those commands or actually give you some problems to work on? I find it overwhelming and unnecessary to remember all the syntaxes
      Jul 27
    • Hortonworks
      qwK8h2xz

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      Not sure. If I was the interviewee. I would ask “find all files with the name first.txt and replace the word apple with banana inside the first.txt file”. Run it all in one Unix command.
      Jul 27
    • Western Digital Pardesiya
      Thanks, makes sense
      Jul 27
  • Capital One / Eng sumbodeee
    Make sure to get admin access before running any commands like this:
    rm -rf /
    Jul 26 0
  • T-Mobile / Eng newlex
    @40two Can you share your interview experience? I have an interview next week for the same role.. Thanks!
    Aug 6 1
    • IBM zRqa14
      How was it? I have an interview for the same role soon as well
      Aug 13
  • Lucidworks / Eng KkEl36
    Be sure to also know how to create symlinks, and have an understanding of inodes & changing and setting permissions
    Jul 25 0