Design questions for LinkedIn Systems & Infrastructure org

Oracle zyxw
Feb 23 17 Comments

I am going to do the 2 system design round for systems and infrastructure org at LinkedIn. I have heard that their system design rounds are very hard. Can someone tell me what kind of questions they ask? Do they ask similar design questions like Facebook and google. Do they ask multi threading questions too?

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  • Oracle zyxw
    OP
    Well the question was meant to help get a sense of how to prepare guys. I understand humor, but do add it with some helpful content as well πŸ™‚
    Feb 23 3
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
      Design a helpful content
      Feb 23
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      Lol .. good one.. so I guess you might want to know the scale of the content ingestion. Type of content and how to index them. And of course how to rank based on β€œhelpful-ness”
      Feb 23
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      But seriously .. any sample questions from previous experience?
      Feb 23
  • Athenahealth tcismylife
    Focus on scalability and concurrency aspect regardless of the what questions being asked. Understand these two concepts solid.
    Feb 23 2
    • New / Eng Rob1729
      That’s like saying everything and nothing 😁
      Feb 28
    • Athenahealth tcismylife
      I wish I would be the interviewer πŸ˜€
      Feb 28
  • Juniper / Eng ClusterFck
    Expect deep dive into a system design problem and another one related to multi threading.
    Feb 23 2
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      So Systems design like ones asked in fb google β€” scaling type of question? Also when it comes to multi threading, do they ask standard classical questions about threads, or do they ask for something more?
      Feb 23
    • Juniper / Eng ClusterFck
      I had 3 design rounds - without going into much detail I can tell you that atleast 1 of the design rounds is similar to G/Fb. The other two are more into coding.
      Feb 23
  • Oracle zyxw
    OP
    Second on-site .. first was for tools org and then I requested for systems and infra. They are asking for 2 more design rounds. I have around 5 years of experience in total. 3 out of those 5 have been around distributed systems. The earlier 2 around low level systems stuff.
    Feb 23 2
    • Cisco bitset
      Oh ok. Good congrats. All the best!
      Feb 23
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      Thanks. Any tips about the kind/type of questions ? πŸ™‚
      Feb 23
  • Cisco bitset
    Is it first onsite or second? You mentioned 2 system design round.. how many years of experience do you have?
    Feb 23 0
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
    Design a human being
    Feb 23 0
  • Google puu
    Design kafka
    Feb 23 0
  • New WUoQ06
    Design LinkedIn
    Feb 23 0