Netflix Phone Interview

Intel strik
Dec 7, 2018 15 Comments

I spoke with a hiring manager at Netflix today. I'm about to schedule the technical screen and am wondering how best to prepare.

Sounds like it'll be problem solving, coding and design focused. Team is looking for distributed systems skills / infrastructure skills.

How best to prepare?

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  • Qualcomm
    #swe

    Qualcomm

    PRE
    Apple, Intel, Cisco
    #swemore
    netflix and chill πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
    Dec 7, 2018 0
  • American Express / Eng
    El-Gato

    American Express Eng

    PRE
    Capital One, Visa
    El-Gatomore
    My phone screen had questions on thread pool and design patterns. Onsite covered pretty much everything in 8 interviews - Java, spring, SQL, concurrency, system design, ds & algo, approach to software development, past projects and a lot of behavioural questions. I didn't get through because of culture fit so yes it is true that they really focus on culture fit and it is best to spend more time on that than tech. If you have been coding and have decent understanding of ds and algorithms, you will find tech questions to be on the level of 2-3/5.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • InVision WbBi01
    I was told by a friend that works there that the only coding you do is a take home test.
    Dec 7, 2018 2
    • New / Eng MSFT_fte
      No leetcode?
      Dec 7, 2018
    • InVision WbBi01
      Nope. This is why there isn’t a Netflix section in LC and similar websites.
      Dec 7, 2018
  • Workday Mr. Finch
    What team/role?
    Dec 7, 2018 2
    • Intel strik
      OP
      Product Engineering. Senior Software Engineering. Distributed Systems and design focused.
      Dec 7, 2018
    • LinkedIn Jdawg2020
      Interview with us too
      Dec 7, 2018
  • Salesforce SFTower
    How did you got phone call. I never get reply from Netflix!
    Dec 7, 2018 2
    • Intel strik
      OP
      They reached out to me. I never considered them before.
      Dec 7, 2018
    • Salesforce SFTower
      LinkedIn ?
      Dec 7, 2018
  • PayPal jCOB68
    Leetcode and Designing Data Intensive applications book helps. Online phone screen I was asked Leetcode Merge Overlapping Intervals question and follow up was to change to use Java Generics. They started GoLang these days so not sure if Generics are still the bar for Netflix.
    Dec 8, 2018 1
    • Intel strik
      OP
      Hey thanks for this, HM mentioned I don't need to know Java so hopefully I can avoid that type of follow up. DDIA was definitely a resource I was going to use.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Cruise Automation / Eng bsUA20
    Make sure to read the cultural deck.
    Dec 7, 2018 1
    • Intel strik
      OP
      Definitely got that one down.
      Dec 7, 2018

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