Alibaba Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an Alibaba job interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

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If hired for this position here at Alibaba, would you be comfortable handling overall project manager responsibilities for new software development?

"Looking to join the team here at Alibaba directly out of college, I feel very confident in my abilities to manage the entire scope of a new development project. I have leadership experience as my campus' president of the software engineering club. In that role, I developed skills that would help me utilize staff and resources in the best way possible. During my internship, I was exposed to the planning stages of new projects and I have a very good feel of estimating the budget and length of time needed to have a fully functional system."

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27 Alibaba Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. If hired for this position here at Alibaba, would you be comfortable handling overall project manager responsibilities for new software development?

  • 2. Do you have experience utilizing Bayesian networks in designing artificial intelligence?

  • 3. What do you consider to be a good litmus test for when you would automate a test process for a new system versus testing manually?

  • 4. In SQL, how do you explain the differences between clustered and non-clustered indexes? Can you name a time that you used each?

  • 5. What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

  • 6. What data cleaning methods are you familiar with and comfortable using if hired for this role at Alibaba?

  • 7. Our cloud computing at Alibaba requires our experts to take proper security measures in their work. What security measures are you familiar with utilizing in a cloud platform?

  • 8. What unique values can you bring to Alibaba in your user experience design skills?

  • 9. How do you ensure that you have a healthy work-life balance in your career?

  • 10. The next cloud engineer that we hire here at Alibaba needs to be able build a system that can handle a high amount of traffic. How would you test our system's ability to handle large amounts of traffic?

  • 11. What experience do you have in the different types of software maintenance?

  • 12. What do you see as the top benefits of moving to a cloud based computing platform?

  • 13. What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?

  • 14. What software analysis and design tools do you have familiarity working with?

  • 15. Here at Alibaba, we ask our test engineers to follow specific QA protocols. What role do you feel QA plays in software development and testing?

  • 16. As a machine learning engineer, how do you avoid the curse of dimensionality in your designs?

  • 17. Give an example of a time that you used a universal design practice in your work as a UI or UX designer. Why was it important to do this?

  • 18. As a consultant with Alibaba, your role will be vital in gather information from our customers in building new technology for them. What would be your goals in an initial consultation with a new or existing client?

  • 19. As you reflect back on your career to this point in your search for a new position, what would you say is your ideal work environment or culture?

  • 20. If hired here at Alibaba, what do you feel would be the biggest hurdle for you to overcome from the start?

  • 21. What skills do you use to cope with the day to day stress and pressure on the job?

  • 22. Tell me about a time your manager changed the scope of the project in the middle of it. How did you deal with it?

  • 23. What is one thing that really tests your patience when dealing with your coworkers?

  • 24. In your current work, what are the important steps you take in the data validation process?

  • 25. Our implementation consultants here at Alibaba often face conflicts with our customers while onsite during implementations. What interpersonal skills do you use to handle conflicts with clients?

  • 26. Do you have experience working with different CASE tools? If so, what do you have experience with?

  • 27. Do you have any unique skills or past work experiences that we can't see on your resume that would benefit the team here at Alibaba?