Help: FAANG Interview Preparation

Hudl / Eng ghyi
Nov 9 24 Comments

Hi, I am currently a Senior Software Engineer. I can use some help preparing for FAANGs in next couple of months. I am unsure about what resources to use out of various available ones out there. I am planning to use -
Programming: LeetCode (already a huge Fan)
System Design: https://www.educative.io/courses/grokking-the-system-design-interview

The other big question is what else should I be preparing for apart from these? Also how much of attention/weightage should these segments be given, e.g. LeetCode/SystemDesign (60/30) etc.

YOE: 10
TC: 140000

Thanks.

PS: I am not interested in Engineering Management roles. Would Google-L5 and comparable positions at other places be a best to keep an eye out for?

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  • Facebook β­•wβ­•
    I just hope the way you talk out your thought process in an onsite is better than your writing. Also, if you haven't had any FAANG experience and you're a senior SWE at a no-name, you're more likely to get L3 than L5 assuming you even get an offer.
    Nov 9 9
    • Atlassian DeUt37
      It's a troll post, don't pay it any attention. Leetcode will be fine
      Nov 9
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      @atlassian are you saying i should avoid this alogopro? I am reading mixed reviews about the creator. Do advice
      Nov 9
    • Yelp JMP2
      maybe this fb guy is THE Tech Lead?
      Nov 9
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      Haha.
      Nov 9
    • Yelp JMP2
      trust the atlassian guy
      Nov 9
  • New arv1
    Elements of programming interviews. Use EPI to learn the patterns and LeetCode to practice what you learn.
    Nov 9 6
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      what do you mean by `using the judge`?
      Nov 9
    • Kaiser Permanente / Eng Elho50
      Doing the problems and using EPI judge as opposed to LeetCode. It’s basically a client that allows for you to test your solution etc.
      Nov 9
    • New arv1
      I think any online judge is good. I just like LC's UI better and since they provide other useful features like timed mocks, company specific questions, etc. I'm not using any other judge.
      Nov 9
    • Hudl / Eng ghyi
      OP
      I think the original commenter meant to say 'use the EPI book' and then LeetCode.
      I am currently LCing and I am almost sold on buying the subscription. I haven't been using anything else online.
      Nov 9
    • Kaiser Permanente / Eng Elho50
      Gotcha, thanks fam. I was trying to avoid LC but looks like I’ll have no other choice lol
      Nov 9
  • LC/design 90/10 first to pass phone screen, then design/LC 90/10 for a month before on site
    Nov 9 4
  • Uber ihfki65
    Mock Interviews. Check out PracticeCodingInterview.com and Pramp.com
    Nov 11 0
  • Optum stemmer
    This is actually a good question - 'what else to prepare'. For insurance, 1-2 github project repos would help?
    Nov 9 0

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