Data Structures and Algo for Data Engineer II at Amazon

Kaiser Permanente / Eng Otqt37
Jul 6, 2018 7 Comments

Hey all,
I am just curious . I am in the process of scheduling interviews with Amazon for Data engineer II. But I am curious if they ask DS and Algos for a position like this. Everyone says Leetcode, but what should one do in Leetcode. Is it just the Database category or everything including Sys Design, algorithm category etc. I find a lot of answers for Software engineer positions but not much for Data engineer roles.
Also I use Python a fair bit, especially for data manipulation which cannot be done by SQL but most of my etl is done with tools. Would anyone have an idea as to what kind of python etl questions can be expected. Also use Spark for a fair bit of data ingestion.

Thanks y’all


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  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    all the messages posted here are a work of fiction and have nothing to do with the real life, used only for therapeutic interactions with imaginary chatbots
    When I interview data engineers I ask about BST. If they whine I ask to explain how a database index works. Based on my observations, the DE bar is very low at Amazon and biased in favor of Inman- Kimball parrots. This is a fault of interviewers and bar raisers.
    Jul 6, 2018 2
    • Kaiser Permanente / Eng Otqt37
      Ha ha !! Inman -kimball parrots 😂
      Jul 9, 2018
    • Kaiser Permanente / Eng Otqt37
      Do you also focus on algorithms and ds. Asking you coz you were the only one who took time to reply
      Jul 9, 2018
  • CVS Health SpikeSan
    Following. Also sent OP a PM.
    Jul 6, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Fud6555
      Why did you post this comment?
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Amazon


      Aug 18, 2018
  • Fujitsu spartan321
    @Op May I know how’s ur interview and what kind of interview questions u were asked?
    Dec 11, 2018 0