Any Network Engineers at FAANG - I need advicePlease help.

Jan 13 25 Comments

I want to know if I am preparing in the right direction for,

- technical interview
- scripting interview

An year ago I cleared FB telephonic technical interview TWICE...but didn't clear scripting round once...and second Time I asked recruiter for More Time for scripting interview...and yet to attempt

======== Please be kind & advice ==========

I will be interviewing for L4/5 ...yoe 5 yrs
TC 170k

My preparation:

1) technical knowledge from 5 yrs experience/CBT nuggets/past courses... technically I feel confident as I was able to get through FB technical round TWICE

2) python...I did udemy course... capable of doing Data parsing/manipulation... file handling yes...configure different/multiple routers using netmiko library...multithreading Yes....

Please advice. Thanks.

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Symantec / Eng vtWY77
    Also most use leetcode to practice interview questions and if you pay for the premium version you can see the type of questions FAANG and other tech giants ask.
    Jan 13 9
    • I thought the whole SDN would completely change things but still saw lot of opportunities the past few years. Guess its starting evolve more.
      Jan 15
    • Charter / Eng
      Mæstro

      Charter Eng

      PRE
      T-Mobile
      Mæstromore
      A JV SWE that is a solid (Sr) Net Eng can do some magic shit, they are worth their weight in gold.

      Sw for Telecom is atrociously out of date, and we pay incredible sums of money for shit that was built in the 90s. A SW NE can save a company tens of millions of dollars a year with a little creativity and comparitively (to fang sw) basic software dev.
      Jan 17
  • Juniper YMbB81
    OP
    Thanks a lot... @Verizon and Juniper
    Jan 14 0
  • Juniper chatbott
    You are going to interview at top most software company. They hire the best! And trust me the competition is way tougher than you think.
    If you are at intermediate level on coding, try be an expert. They will hire the candidates with a good coding skill. That is why they have a separate coding interview. Otherwise could have merged with the networking one.

    I would suggest practice more data structures related questions, as you already know parsing etc.

    Even if you pass the phone screen, the onsite coding is also going to be a challenging one.

    All the best!
    Jan 14 0
  • Verizon sirdork
    Network Engineer here. I have interviewed at F, G, A. Do not be under the impression that you dont need to know hardcore scripting for Facebook. Their programming screen was more than intermediate level of difficulty. They expect you to know time and space complexities as well. Google was intermediate and Amazon was the easiest, you just need basic level of scripting.
    Jan 14 0
  • Juniper chatbott
    Which team are you in at juniper?
    Jan 13 0
  • Verizon sirdork
    Also I see you mentioned netmiko but my experience has been that netmiko or any SSHExpect related libraries are used only if they dont have any other option to configure the devices. FAANG companies are working at a huge scale and operate, use and rely on configuration via API. That being said it doesnt mean that whatever you have learned is useless, but you cannot rely on just knowing netmiko will give you an automatic pass. I would recommend looking into requests library and practicing your API scripting.
    Jan 14 0
  • Juniper YMbB81
    OP
    For Network Engineer roles... hardcore coding is not desired... but should be able to code in Any desired language... this is for faang companies I am talking about...

    So is LC also recommend for these roles...I am not sure...and would like to know from folks working in the faang itself
    Jan 13 4
    • Symantec / Eng vtWY77
      No software engineer. We don't have many network engineers arround after the several rounds of layoffs unfortunately. Just saying LC is good way to pratice if your nervous about that part.
      Jan 13
    • Juniper YMbB81
      OP
      I see, got you Man. Thanks for the advice.
      Jan 13
  • Symantec / Eng vtWY77
    Just a question, not sure what you mean by "technical" and "scripting" interview. Generally we refer to the process to a techinical phone screen interview, which includes a problem you have to write code to solve, then onsite interview which has behavioral, technical (coding), and maybe system design rounds.
    Jan 13 2
    • Verizon sirdork
      He is talking about network engineers. Network engineers need to prove IP Networking Knowledge and then need a separate Scripting Screen.
      Jan 14
    • AT&T MsdR32
      What's a scripting screen?
      Jan 14
  • Charter / Eng
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    Charter Eng

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    T-Mobile
    Mæstromore
    You can leave juniper when you finish deving API based configuration for YOUR switches/ Routers mate :P
    Jan 17 0
  • Morgan Stanley Pride.17
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    Jan 14 0

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