Zillow - onsite Interview, what to expect

Amazon / Eng

Amazon Eng

Jul 6, 2018 24 Comments

I have scheduled an onsite Interview for principal data engineer role at Zillow. Recruiter said 4-5 hours of interview and didn’t share much info.
Any one can share any inputs ? What to focus on,etc.,?


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  • OpenDoor 8udb35
    Join Opendoor
    Jul 6, 2018 7
    • Walmart wJJM33
      Can you help me understand how you have more data ? if you start small , because of base effect, growth rate will be more but it matters if you can sustain it. Growing to a billion dollar in revenue is not a small feat . What’s your monitization strategy ?
      Jul 7, 2018
    • Nextdoor NonFANG
      We’re growing significantly fast. We’re already in 170k neighborhoods which represents over 80% of neighborhoods in the US.

      Each “launched” neighborhood has at least 50 people, but the more popular neighborhoods in metro areas have thousands (this creates a signal to noise issue that we’re also working on — we know emails are annoying).

      We’re also expanding our international efforts significantly as well and have already launched on the Netherlands, UK, Germany, France, etc.

      When I said there’s room for growth regarding real estate and monetization, you can think of getting the same content as you’d find on Zillow. Lots of people like to browse other houses that are for sale in their neighborhood (which increases engagement and drives eyeballs to those sponsored listings).

      Plus we have plenty of other incentives for people to come back to the site (classifieds aka for sale and free, interest groups, events, etc).

      It’s basically everything you’d normally go to specific sites for, in one utility based social network.

      And when you’re in trouble or need to rely on your neighbors for something, that’s where we really shine.
      Jul 7, 2018
  • Lighthouse eDiscovery / Eng 👅🍑😎 ;)
    The fact that Zillow rhymes with Pillow is NOT a coincidence, as much as they may deny
    Jul 6, 2018 1
    • Amazon tMrQ00
      Hmm I don't think they deny this. I listened to a radio interview with its CEO last time, and he said Zillow comes from "Zillion of Pillows" :) I was like... Ohhhhhhhhhhh *enlightened*
      Jul 8, 2018
  • VMware bububu
    What are perks of working for Zillow - do they give bonuses in houses?
    Jul 6, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg Lkng
    What tier would would people put Zillow in?
    Jul 7, 2018 3
  • Zillow Group hiyy
    Recruiter should give more info, but I would expect 2 system design, 2 coding and 1 managerial interview. Note the process hugely varies between SF, SEA and NY
    Jul 6, 2018 1
    • 2 system design? are they both same system design as you would expect in faang interview?
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Morgan Stanley algofreak
    Leaving FANG for Zillow??
    Jul 6, 2018 1
    • Zillow Group Brunomars
      So far no regrets.
      Jul 8, 2018
  • Amazon gek234
    Did you joined Zillow as principle DE?
    Oct 30, 2019 0
  • New Dxym87
    Jul 7, 2018 0
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  • Walmart wJJM33
    Would love to know the difference between SF SEA and NY
    Jul 6, 2018 0


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