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Software Development Engineer

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Description: We are currently seeking an outstanding SDE/T for the test planning, development, debugging and analysis process.  The SDE/T focus is on understanding developing technology, planning and writing of new test cases in various languages, debugging of product problems uncovered, and analysis of effectiveness and quality of test coverage achieved.  The successful candidate will build automation using C++/C#/VBScript coding languages, perform problem isolation and analysis, communicate with developers in support of debugging and investigation of test case breaks, do detailed test planning and design as well as generating and following through on bug reports. 


  • Solid programming skills in high-level language(s) [C/C++/C#, etc] 

  • Test methodology and Windows operating system desired.

  • Knowledge of internet programming dynamics and languages (SOAP, XML, HTTP, Certificates) is a definite plus.  

  • Good communication skills and ability to work closely in a team environment required.  

  • BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science preferred.

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  1. Tell us about your qualifications.
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  2. Describe and discuss polymorphism.

Follow-up: How would you use polymorphism.  

Follow-up: Give real world examples.

  1. How is a class different from a structure?

  2. Do structures support inheritance?

  3. Does .Net C# have a support for multiple inheritance?

  4. Describe differences between a class and an interface?

  5. Describe different software development processes and which one you prefer, why?

  6. Describe different approaches to testing software?

  7. Briefly explain how would you develop a testing plan for any software?

  8. How would design a car?

Follow-up: How would you gather customer requirements for designing a car? 

Follow-up: How would you test a car?

  1. What management style do you prefer?

  2. What do you know about our corporate culture?

  3. Do you have anything else to add?
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