Can you pass FANG's system design round by just reading about system design?

Chase / Eng ghosted!
Jun 16 16 Comments

Designing data intensive apps, grokking system designs, system design primer on github, engineering blogs, etc. If your job itself doesn't give you much experience in designing large systems, is there any chance of passing FANG sys design rounds (for non-college graduate leveling obviously) by just reading about the above 3 sources ? Has anyone successfully done so?

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  • Facebook ExPo20
    You'd be surprised how many folks do this
    Jun 16 2
    • Chase / Eng ghosted!
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      Successfully?
      Jun 16
    • Facebook ExPo20
      Well am sure there is some rate, but not very uncommon
      Jun 16
  • Booking.com
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    Jun 16 0
  • Oracle iwantfang
    It’s lame but yes you can clear these interviews by just reading and practicing
    Jun 16 2
    • Marvell iluilu
      I was happy until i read practicing. How the hell you practice desiging twitter or facebook or tinyurl especially when its outside your domain expertise.
      Jun 16
    • Oracle iwantfang
      I meant practising for the interview. Not actually implementing it up
      Jun 16
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    Yes. I don't know shit about those stupid stuff. But I got strong hire in system design interview rounds.
    Jun 16 2
    • Microsoft / Eng und6b1hf
      Not true. Your interviewer erred.
      Jun 16
    • Amazon / Eng moocha
      Could be very true
      Jun 17
  • Oracle / Eng such1slife
    I think we should actually pool if the folks actually use LC hards and all the system design stuff they get interviewed for.

    Am sure some teams have tht req but not every team in google will use this.
    Jun 16 1
    • Marvell iluilu
      The fact is any problem that can classify as hard or system design aka design is never trusted upon a single engineer. To that extent i understand the objective of system design as long as its relevant to candidate’s experience but hard LC are just ridiculous, even some mediums are but thats what interviews have become.
      Jun 16
  • Apple powerlines
    Flagging for shit content
    Jun 16 0
  • Facebook zDab12
    It will be enough to provide a high-level overview, but you need to survive a deep dive where a more specialized knowledge or actual work experience is needed.
    Jun 16 0
  • Apple beffjezous
    Without even reading about system design, if you know how to swim, you know how to swim
    Jun 16 0
  • Rally Health PWcK47
    I think that's the idea right, because when you work on your job you are not exposed to variety of systems and that's slows down your learning of new system. Hence by reading from external sites and blogs you keep up with it. The point is people who just overview them vs people who read them and understand completely and also try on breaking it and optimizing with different techniques
    Jun 16 0