Facebook ML Design Follow Up Interview

eBay bymR56
Jul 3, 2018 10 Comments

I recently had on-site interview and received hiring committee review result for Software Engineer role at Facebook (Applied Machine Learning, AI Research & Ranking Teams).
The result is to have follow up interview for ML practical design and Career / Coding round.
I am familiar with what would be graded for coding round and system design, however not so familiar with how ML design interview is graded. Any help / advice for the preparation would be very appreciated.

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  • New / Eng
    asslick

    New Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft, Facebook
    asslickmore
    In some companies it means desigining a solution for a ML problem outside the domain of your expertise.

    Care to talk about the interview process?
    Jul 3, 2018 3
    • eBay bymR56
      OP
      Thanks for the advice.
      I think the interview process was pretty standard.
      The recruiter reached out to me via my email (previously interviewed once as general software engineer, and did not get an offer. I was referred initially from my friend at Facebook).
      After short phone call with recruiter, tech phone screen was scheduled. It was straightforward leetcode question and I was invited to on-site. I had two coding round, one system design, one ML practical design, and career / coding round.
      I knew ML design and career / coding round did not go well, but I am glad they did not outright reject me. Hope this answers your question.
      Jul 3, 2018
    • New / Eng
      asslick

      New Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft, Facebook
      asslickmore
      Nice! Congrats! YoE?
      Jul 3, 2018
    • eBay bymR56
      OP
      I have 5 years experience so far.
      Jul 3, 2018
  • Uber tikli
    What’s your background?
    Jul 3, 2018 2
    • eBay bymR56
      OP
      My background is mostly in backend engineering: building services, library, performance analysis / optimization. My exposure to ML is to build ML infra to support ML researchers.
      Jul 3, 2018
    • Uber tikli
      Super cool!
      Jul 4, 2018
  • Google Kirino
    [Blind] Check out this post! ML interview questions (Tech Lounge)
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/qP3yeK4E
    May 23 0
  • Cisco / Eng Sfyui
    How did it go op, did you get in?
    Jul 9, 2018 0
  • Facebook whyneeduse
    Ask your recruiter for advice. He or she will be able to help. Also, make sure he or she knows your background is in Infra so your interviewers are prepared to evaluate you properly. It's unusual to need to do both the ML and the Career interviews twice. You must have performed below expectations for your level to warrant that?
    Jul 4, 2018 0