Capital One engineering case interview?

New / Eng cola
Mar 18, 2019 6 Comments

The papers I received for the interview said there would be a case interview but they didn’t provide a sample problem, only possible topics. I have never done a case interview before, but I have also read on Glassdoor that the questions they ask engineers aren’t the same kind that are asked to analysts (which I can find examples of online). Does anyone have any recommendations for practice questions geared toward what they’ll ask engineers? This is for the NoVA area.


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TOP 6 Comments
  • edX moppp
    They asked me to make a command line tool to encrypt files. First was general discussion about reasons security matters then the actual coding. Purposely is left vague. Half the candidates got this and half got a non-technical case.
    Mar 18, 2019 2
    • New / Eng cola
      Weird, definitely not what I was thinking of. Not even sure how to prepare for that kind of question. Thanks!
      Mar 18, 2019
    • edX moppp
      You can't really. You aren't necessarily expected to be familiar with how to do it, more that you gather requirements and code something (with assumptions/hand waving), or at least that's how I interpreted it.
      Mar 18, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng scoops34
    They take anybody with a pulse. Don't worry about it.
    Mar 18, 2019 0
  • New gravos
    I think they are a fan of micro services, you should be able take a problem and design a micro service solution
    Mar 18, 2019 0
  • Amazon macmiller
    Mar 18, 2019 0


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