Amazon Technical Interview Process – Software Developer Engineer – Sahil Sethi
Sahil Sethi, Software Developer Engineer, Amazon shares his experience in this brief interview.
Stream: Computer Engineering
Selection: Pre-Placement Offer
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at Amazon India (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
I was selected as a Software Developer Intern at Amazon for the summer of 2015. Post internship, I got the Pre-Placement Offer.
Amazon hiring process started off with an Online Round hosted on HackerRank. There were about 20 MCQs (Logical reasoning, Aptitude, and C/C++ output questions) and 2 coding questions.
About 40 candidates were shortlisted for the interviews after the online round.
There were 2 rounds of interviews. Questions asked were mostly from Data Structures and Algorithms.
What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?
The closest thing to project that I had was a gaming bot that I made out of curiosity.
Projects not only add value to your resume, but are also a great opportunity to learn. It is highly recommended that you have one or two quality projects.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
Work at Amazon left me with no time of my own. Internships generally end right before the placement season starts.
So if you are going for an internship, make sure you brush up OS and DBMS well in advance.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at NSIT?
Although most of the companies have 65% as eligibility criteria, some companies do have affinity towards students with higher percentages.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
You will get placed, sooner or later. Don’t make placements the driving force behind your hard work.
Learn, have fun and things will fall in place.