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Amazon Cloud Engineer Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Cloud Engineer interview at Amazon, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Other than AWS, who are the main cloud service providers, and which ones have you worked with?

How to Answer

This is a very basic general question that can be asked at any time during the interview. Many hiring managers have not been trained in interview techniques and will ask various types of questions at different times during the interview. This unstructured interview style may be distracting, so you need to stay flexible throughout the interview. As always, keep your answer to this question brief and to the point and anticipate a follow-up question or two.

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Amazon Cloud Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  • Discovery

    1. Other than AWS, who are the main cloud service providers, and which ones have you worked with?

      How to Answer

      This is a very basic general question that can be asked at any time during the interview. Many hiring managers have not been trained in interview techniques and will ask various types of questions at different times during the interview. This unstructured interview style may be distracting, so you need to stay flexible throughout the interview. As always, keep your answer to this question brief and to the point and anticipate a follow-up question or two.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have worked with all three of the main cloud service providers, including AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. Each of these has unique advantages and disadvantages. The one I prefer the most is AWS. This is due to their offering's robustness and the number of different service modules available to hosted customers. The service modules make it easy for any organization to access the cloud services, regardless of their experience working in the cloud."

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  • Discovery

    2. What are some other major cloud database providers you have worked with, and why do you prefer their products?

      How to Answer

      An interviewer will ask this type of question to determine if you are familiar with some of the technologies they currently use or are considering. If they're looking to upgrade, they may be seeking recommendations based on your experience. If you have done your research, you will be familiar with the technologies the organization is currently using or may be considering. This will allow you to align your answer with their specific needs.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have worked with most of the main cloud database suppliers. These include Microsoft, AWS, IBM, Oracle, and Google. Of these, I prefer AWS. It is more flexible, reliable, and effective in processing SQL queries. Of course, you may select one that has been recommended and is supported by the cloud service provider you choose to use."

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  • General

    3. Can you define the cloud and discuss some of its features?

      How to Answer

      This is a general question which the Amazon interviewer will use to get you talking, learn more about your background, and collect information they can use throughout the interview. This provides you the opportunity to direct the interview towards an area that you are knowledgeable in and comfortable discussing.

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      1st Answer Example

      "The cloud consists of IT infrastructure that is hosted off-site, typically by a third-party provider such as Amazon. It consists of hardware, software, storage, networking, and IT services. The cloud is managed by service providers, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and others, and is accessed by users through various devices from virtually any location in the world."

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  • Operational

    4. How would you leverage caching technologies to improve the performance of Amazon's cloud computing systems?

      How to Answer

      Caching is a technical strategy that enables cloud engineers to improve the performance of the systems they architect and manage. Any Amazon cloud engineer should be able to describe the advantages and benefits of caching and how they use it in their daily activities. Interviewers will ask questions like this throughout the interview to test your knowledge and experience and ensure that you are qualified for an Amazon cloud engineer's job. Reviewing the technologies you use, and even some of the ones you use infrequently, will prepare you for the interview and help to ensure that you will be offered the role.

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  • Operational

    5. Does your cloud computing architecture plan for spikes in network traffic, and if so, how?

      How to Answer

      Every cloud engineer knows that there are peaks and troughs of network activity. Many engineers will architect systems to accommodate the peaks or spikes in network traffic. While this ensures that the resources will be available to every user who needs them, it also results in higher infrastructure and maintenance costs for the organization. A better strategy is to architect an IT environment to accommodate both average traffic loads as well as occasional and infrequent peak traffic. Cloud computing contributes to accommodating the traffic by providing the availability of standby systems. Your answer to the Amazon interviewer's question should demonstrate your knowledge of this, as well as the strategies you employ to accommodate spikes in traffic while maintaining a reasonable IT operating budget.

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  • Operational

    6. What steps do you take to engineer your cloud computing infrastructure to maximize uptime?

      How to Answer

      Uptime is one of the more critical elements of any IT infrastructure. If Amazon users can't access the IT resources, then they are useless. As a cloud engineer, you should have a portfolio of skills and techniques to maintain access to Amazon IT resources and ensure that they are always available. Strategies include redundancy, active management, backup provisions, and other means of ensuring that IT resources are always available.

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  • Operational

    7. What are the steps used to design and deploy a cloud architecture?

      How to Answer

      By asking this question, the Amazon interviewer indicates that they are interested in deploying a cloud architecture but may not have the internal experience or resources needed to do this. This probably is one of the main reasons they are looking to hire a cloud engineer. This may have even been disclosed in the job description. When interviewing for this role, a good strategy may be to create a pro forma plan to develop a cloud architecture and present it to the interviewer. This would be especially effective if this requirement was mentioned in the job description.

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  • Technical

    8. How are data centers deployed or transitioned to the AWS cloud environment?

      How to Answer

      This question seeks to understand your knowledge of how data centers can move from their on-premise location into the cloud. This is a complex operation that involves many steps and the coordination of a great number of resources. The timing is also critical so that the move does not impact an organization's operations or result in any data loss. Knowing how to perform this operation is a key qualification for a cloud engineer.

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  • Technical

    9. How does edge computing technology relate to cloud computing?

      How to Answer

      Even though you are being interviewed for a role as an Amazon cloud engineer, some of the questions the interviewer will ask you will address issues outside of the cloud. Edge computing is a technology that applies to both cloud and non-cloud environments. When preparing for an interview with Amazon for a cloud engineer's job, you should spend time reviewing a wide range of IT technologies, both relative and independent of cloud operations. The more knowledgeable you are about these, the better qualified you will appear to the interviewer.

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  • Technical

    10. What characteristics does a cloud-native technology possess?

      How to Answer

      In addition to being able to architect innovative and effective cloud infrastructures, Amazon cloud engineers must be familiar with and able to integrate a full range of information technology resources into their designs. The interviewer will ask you about cloud-native technologies to better understand your knowledge of these and how you use them in your work as a cloud engineer. In addition to providing the Amazon interviewer with the characteristics of cloud-native technologies, you may also want to give them some examples of ones you used in the past.

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  • Technical

    11. Can you describe a multi-cloud strategy you've applied in one of your previous positions?

      How to Answer

      This is an example of a follow-up question to another question the interviewer at Amazon may have asked earlier in the interview. Interviewers will ask follow-up questions either immediately after a related question or later in the interview. The purpose of a follow-up question is to collect more information, explore the topic in more detail, or correlate your answers to ensure you are consistent throughout the interview. You should be prepared for follow-up questions at all times during the interview for an Amazon cloud engineer's role.

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  • Technical

    12. What is a multi-cloud, and why would an organization like Amazon use it?

      How to Answer

      As cloud technologies evolve, organizations and cloud engineers are developing architectures to meet specific computing requirements. This is reflected in the move from 100% hosted cloud environments to private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid cloud environments. Cloud service providers or constantly developing new offerings to meet their clients' needs. Multicloud is one of the more recent developments in this evolution towards customized cloud environments. Knowing about this and the advantages it offers will help you further reinforce your qualifications for this job with Amazon.

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  • Technical

    13. What are some of the characteristics of a distributed cloud?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer is asking you about another type of cloud architecture. During an interview for a cloud engineer job, you will be asked a wide range of questions about different technologies, architectures, service providers, and other elements of cloud computing. While you may not have direct experience with all of these, you should have knowledge of them. Reviewing the common cloud technologies and architectures before the Amazon interview will help you be prepared for these types of questions.

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  • Technical

    14. What is meant by a packaged hybrid cloud, and what are some types of this service offering?

      How to Answer

      As a prospective Amazon cloud engineer, you need to be familiar with all the service offerings provided by cloud vendors. Standard offerings include hosting, platform as a service, software as a service, infrastructure as a service, and others. This question asks you about a special type of offering that many cloud engineers may not have encountered during their careers. Nevertheless, you need to be aware of it and be able to describe it to the Amazon interviewer.

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  • Technical

    15. Can you discuss the differences between hybrid IT and a hybrid cloud?

      How to Answer

      Most cloud engineers interviewing with Amazon spent some of their careers working in traditional information technology environments. This question assumes that you have a background in or knowledge of traditional IT and are able to compare hybrid environments in traditional and cloud architectures. Whenever comparing two technologies, a good way to structure your response is to first define each technology and then describe the differences between them.

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  • Technical

    16. What are some of the main service components offered by AWS?

      How to Answer

      This is a follow-up to a previous question. During an interview, you can anticipate follow-up questions whenever you provide the interviewer a response to their question. This indicates that the interviewer has a specific interest in this topic or wants to explore it in more detail. When answering follow-up questions, keep your response brief and to the point. The interviewer may continue to ask additional questions about this topic, indicating a special interest in it, or they will move on to a new subject.

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  • Technical

    17. What are the three types of clouds individuals or organizations can use?

      How to Answer

      This is another variation of a question asked earlier in the interview. The unique aspect of this question is that it brings up the personal use of clouds. This indicates that the Amazon interviewer is interested in the types of clouds you have been involved with and what your role and these were. You could answer this question by first describing each type of cloud and then discussing your role.

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  • Technical

    18. How are APIs used in the cloud?

      How to Answer

      This is a hybrid technical and operational question. It requires you to be familiar with the technology used in this profession and how it is employed. When responding to this type of question, you should continue to keep your answers brief and to the point. The Amazon interviewer will ask a follow-up question if they need additional information or want to explore the topic in more detail.

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  • Technical

    19. Can you discuss the major differences between the AWS cloud and a traditional data center?

      How to Answer

      As the interview progresses, the Amazon interviewer may switch between the different types of questions. These can include general, technical, operational, behavioral, and situational questions. Being familiar with each type of question and knowing how to respond to them is critical to a successful interview. This is a general question, so your response should be general in nature. Keep your answer brief and to the point to include the interviewer to move on to a new question or explore this topic in more detail by asking a follow-up question.

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  • Technical

    20. Please describe the layers used within a cloud computing architecture, similar to the one provide by AWS.

      How to Answer

      This question may seem similar to one asked earlier in the interview. Amazon hiring managers will often ask the same question several times during an interview, changing the format slightly. They do this to calibrate your answers and make sure you are providing valid information throughout the interview. This is why your answers should be honest and factual. If you don't know the answer to a question, admit this and then describe how you would obtain the information.

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  • Technical

    21. What technologies are used to ensure that cloud computing is secure, and the organization's information is protected?

      How to Answer

      Security is one of the major concerns organizations have when considering the use of cloud computing. There are several different technologies and techniques to ensure that cloud computing is as safe as on-premise computing. As a prospective Amazon cloud engineer, you should be able to discuss several of these and provide in-depth information if asked follow-up questions about them.

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  • Technical

    22. What is an AMI, and how is it implemented in a cloud computing environment?

      How to Answer

      This is a question about a specific technology used with the cloud computing services provided by Amazon's AWS division. When preparing for an interview for a cloud engineer role with Amazon, you should ensure that you are familiar with the latest technologies used in this field. Amazon looks for candidates who maintain their currency in the most recent technologies introduced in those fast-moving segments of the computing industry. It would be best if you also were prepared to discuss how you stay current and the resources you utilize to do this.

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  • Technical

    23. What is Eucalyptus, and how is it used in cloud computing?

      How to Answer

      You may recognize this question as technical. Technical questions ask about a specific concept, term, process, or operation used in your profession. When answering technical questions, you should first define the term or concept and then describe its use. You may want to provide an example to illustrate your answer. As always, be prepared for a follow-up question.

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  • Technical

    24. Please talk about how cloud computing can help with the reliability and availability of an organization like Amazon's IT resources.

      How to Answer

      As a cloud engineer, you should be able to describe the benefits of cloud computing. One of the key benefits of this technology is helping organizations maintain access to and the availability of IT resources. You should also be able to describe the technology behind these benefits, including specific features. Be prepared for follow-up questions, which the Amazon interviewer will use to explore this topic in more depth.

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  • Technical

    25. Why would an organization use a hybrid cloud rather than one of the three other types?

      How to Answer

      This is a follow-up to a previous question. Interviewers in organizations like Amazon will ask follow-up questions if they want to learn more about a topic or have a special interest in the subject. When asked a follow-up question, keep your answer brief and to the point. This also indicates that the Amazon interviewer may have a special interest in this area. You may want to respond to other questions by referencing this topic since it may be important to the organization.

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  • Technical

    26. Can you discuss the different types of clouds, and how they are used?

      How to Answer

      If an organization is new to cloud computing, it will be looking to learn about the different features, benefits, and options available within the cloud computing environment. As a prospective employee, they want to test your knowledge of these to determine if you can assist them in selecting the appropriate cloud type for their organization. When responding to this question, keep your answer brief and to the point. The interviewer will ask a follow-up question if they need additional information or explore the topic in more depth.

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  • Technical

    27. Can you define the components of a PaaS architecture, as provided by AWS?

      How to Answer

      This is an example of a technical question. These types of questions test your knowledge of the subject matter associated with the job for which you are interviewing. As a cloud engineer, you can anticipate that most of the questions you will be asked will be similar to this. The best way to prepare for these is to review the terms, concepts, processes, and operations used in your job.

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  • Technical

    28. What are the main services provided in a cloud computing environment such as AWS?

      How to Answer

      Identifying and discussing the key services provided in a cloud computing environment is a fundamental qualification for this role. When answering this type of question, you should identify each service and briefly define it. Your answer should be succinct and to the point. The interviewer will ask a follow-up question if they need additional information.

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  • Technical

    29. What are some of the benefits offered by cloud computing that would induce an organization to adopt it?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer may ask this question for two reasons. The first is to test your knowledge of cloud computing and confirm that you know some of the benefits it offers. The second is that they may be considering expanding their use of this technology and want to get your opinion of its benefits and why they should move in this direction. Since you are interviewing for an Amazon cloud engineer's role, your answer should promote the use of cloud technologies.

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  • Technical

    30. Please discuss the differences between cloud and on-premise computing.

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      This question is requesting you to pick and compare two concepts used in this profession. When answering a question like this, you should first define each concept and then discuss their differences and similarities. You can either list all the features and benefits of one of the concepts, then do the same for the other, or compare them point by point. Your answer should include the features offered by Amazon's AWS service.

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  • Amazon
    Area Manager Interview Questions

    31. We hire high-potential people who are ready to make an impact on our operations. Tell us about the most significant impact you've made in your current position.

    32. As an Amazon Area Manager, you will be responsible for leading and guiding others. How do you plan to invest in the growth and development of your new team?

    33. We are looking for an Area Manager with a collaborative leadership style. Describe what this means to you.

    34. Amazon is one of the most customer-centric companies on the globe. What tools, processes, and methods will you rely on to ensure that your team provides the best possible customer service?

    35. Amazon is defining the future of online retail. How will you contribute to this mission as an Area Manager?

    36. We seek an Area Manager who is energetic, organized, and a self-starter ready to succeed for themselves and motivate others in a deadline-driven environment. How will you emulate these qualities and meet these goals if hired?

    37. Amazon provides extensive training and development for our entry-level managers. How can we help you to become an exceptional people leader?

    38. What do you know about the way Amazon runs its fulfillment and delivery network?

    39. As an Area Manager, you will coach and develop a team of associates in a distribution warehouse environment. Do you have experience working and/or leading in a distribution warehouse environment?

    40. A primary focus of this role is motivating, mentoring, and managing your team. Do you consider yourself a 'servant leader?'

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    Brand Specialist Interview Questions

    41. Choose one of Amazon's 14 Leadership Principles and talk about a time when you embodied that principle at work or school.

    42. Amazon Brand Specialists strive to improve the customer journey at every turn. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

    43. Brand Specialists embrace Amazon's Leadership Principle of 'Customer Obsession.' Talk about your most challenging customer and how you successfully delivered on their expectations.

    44. Amazon believes in 'Ownership', and our team members act on behalf of the entire company - beyond just themselves or their team. Talk about a time when you served on behalf of others without being asked.

    45. Amazon Brand Specialists take ownership of their work and never say, 'that's not my job.' Walk me through a time when you were asked to complete a task outside of your scope of accountabilities.

    46. Amazon Brand Specialists have strong judgment and good instincts. Talk about a time when you made an unpopular decision that you knew was right.

    47. Would you rather work with people you are smarter than or work with people smarter than you?

    48. Amazon leaders 'Are Right, A Lot.' Tell the story of a time when your strong judgment and instincts led you to make a good decision.

    49. Amazon Brand Specialists are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. Walk me through the most recent personal or professional improvement you have made for yourself.

    50. Amazon leaders are encouraged to 'Learn and Be Curious.' Give me an example of when you stepped outside of your comfort zone to learn something new.

    Amazon
    Business Analyst Interview Questions

    51. What key strengths should a business analyst possess, and how do these apply to our work here at Amazon?

    52. Here at Amazon, we use a variety of data modeling tools. Which data modeling software do you prefer to use?

    53. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

    54. Tell me more about your degree and the business analysis field in which you are most interested.

    55. Tell me about your involvement in systems development life cycle and user acceptance testing.

    56. Talk to me about your specific technical skills as a business analyst.

    57. Cross-organizational collaboration is important here at Amazon. Tell me about your experience working with teams from various departments of the organization.

    58. Name two important types of charts or diagrams a business analyst would use. Why are these important?

    59. What is benchmarking, and why is it important?

    60. How do you determine the difference between a risk and an issue?

    Amazon
    Cloud Engineer Interview Questions

    61. Can you define the cloud and discuss some of its features?

    62. Please discuss the differences between cloud and on-premise computing.

    63. What are some of the benefits offered by cloud computing that would induce an organization to adopt it?

    64. What are the main services provided in a cloud computing environment such as AWS?

    65. Can you define the components of a PaaS architecture, as provided by AWS?

    66. Can you discuss the different types of clouds, and how they are used?

    67. Why would an organization use a hybrid cloud rather than one of the three other types?

    68. Please talk about how cloud computing can help with the reliability and availability of an organization like Amazon's IT resources.

    69. What is Eucalyptus, and how is it used in cloud computing?

    70. What is an AMI, and how is it implemented in a cloud computing environment?

    Amazon
    Fulfillment Associate Interview Questions

    71. Amazon Fulfillment Associates handle various products, including age-restricted items, foods with potential allergens, and chemicals. Are you comfortable working around products that present potential hazards?

    72. As an Amazon Fulfillment Associate, you will spend much of your time relocating products using forklifts, pump trucks, and power pallet trucks. Do you have experience operating these or any other heavy machinery?

    73. Fulfillment Associates work hard to pick and pack customer orders and ensure that Amazon meets the high expectations of our customers. What does excellent customer service mean to you?

    74. If hired to join our Fulfillment team, we will train you in various processes and skills, such as operating a forklift and working safely in a distribution environment. Which area of training excites you the most?

    75. Our fulfillment center has both inbound and outbound departments. Do you understand the difference between these departments?

    76. Amazon hires good team players, excellent communicators, and people who bring an enthusiastic, can-do attitude to the job. Describe how you emulate these qualities in your everyday life.

    77. Amazon Fulfillment Associates work set shift patterns. These shifts include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Are there any restrictions to your availability that we should know?

    78. Our Fulfillment Associates are required to read and follow written instructions from a scanner accurately. Please rate your English comprehension skills from 1-10 and support your rating with an example.

    79. Fulfillment Associates operate machines such as forklifts, pump trucks, and power pallet trucks. How will you promote our safety, quality, and production standards while using these machines?

    80. Fulfillment Associates work under pressure on very tight deadlines. How well do you operate under pressure?

    Amazon
    HireVue Interview Questions

    81. Introduce yourself.

    82. Why work at Amazon?

    83. Why are you leaving your previous position?

    84. What are three of your strengths?

    85. What is your proudest professional achievement?

    86. What are three of your weaknesses?

    87. How do you manage your stress levels?

    88. Describe a time when you didn’t complete your work on time.

    89. Describe a time when you exceeded expectations.

    90. Describe a time when you had to work with limited time or resources.

    Amazon
    Java Developer Interview Questions

    91. Since many Amazon applications are developed using Java. can you tell me what the key elements of the Java programming language are ?

    92. Within Java, what are the differences between Path and Classpath variables?

    93. Can you discuss the importance of the main() method in Java?

    94. How is Enum used in Java?

    95. In your opinion, Is Java Pass By Value or Pass By Reference?

    96. Can you define the final keyword in Java?

    97. How is a volatile keyword used in Java?

    98. Can you discuss what a static import is and what the pitfalls of using this are?

    99. Amazon application developers usually write their programs using Java. Can you describe how access modifiers are used in Java?

    100. What is Composition, as used in Java?

    Amazon
    Marketing Interview Questions

    101. Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager. How did you handle it? What was the outcome?

    102. Why do you want to work for Amazon?

    103. Where do you see yourself in five years?

    104. Give me an example of a time you received criticism. How did you respond to the information?

    105. How would you handle a co-worker who was distracting you?

    106. Why should we hire you?

    107. What have you done in the past to learn new skills or develop existing skills?

    108. What does success mean to you?

    109. At Amazon, we greatly value teamwork. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.

    110. What would your past co-workers or peers say is your greatest strength?

    Amazon
    Operations Manager Interview Questions

    111. Amazon Operations Managers have significant financial accountabilities. Describe your budgetary experience and responsibilities.

    112. Our Operations Managers are expected to develop their team members. How will you approach professional development with your direct reports?

    113. Amazon is defining the future of online retail. How will you contribute to this mission as an Operations Manager?

    114. Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?

    115. How will you coach and mentor your team members to ensure they meet performance objectives?

    116. If hired to be Amazon's next Operations Manager, how will you approach building positive relationships with the people you will be leading?

    117. Discuss your experience creating staffing schedules in a 24/7, 365 environment.

    118. Tell us about the most recent quality or process change initiative you led in the workplace. What was the pain point you wanted to address, and what results did your idea generate?

    119. If an Area Manager or Associate was not maintaining compliance or consistency, what corrective action would you deem appropriate?

    120. As an Amazon Operations Manager, you will measure the performance of your Area Managers and provide them with feedback. How do you approach giving feedback to your direct reports?

    Amazon
    Product Manager Interview Questions

    121. Why do you want to be a Product Manager with Amazon?

    122. Tell us about a time when you disagreed with your manager. Why did you disagree, how did you state your case, and what was the resolution?

    123. Describe the most innovative idea you have worked on during your Product Management career.

    124. Talk about a time when you failed to reach a work-related goal. How did you react?

    125. How does Amazon's leadership philosophy align with your leadership philosophy?

    126. When developing a new product or feature, how do you approach gathering and integrating customer feedback?

    127. Please walk us through a time when you nearly missed a deadline. How did you pivot your approach to ensure success?

    128. Please talk about your most significant accomplishment as a Product Manager and why you feel it is so substantial.

    129. How do you maintain the highest standards during project delivery?

    130. Would you ever make a critical decision without approval from your boss?

    Amazon
    Program Manager Interview Questions

    131. Describe a time when you leveraged data-driven metrics to identify and implement an improvement in a professional setting.

    132. Please describe your experience managing projects and programs.

    133. What types of activities do you feel would be involved in owning the strategy for program of work at Amazon?

    134. What are some of the methods you use to deliver effective communication?

    135. What project management methodologies do you have experience with?

    136. How many projects do you typically manage concurrently?

    137. What should be included in a well formulated project charter?

    138. What strategic planning methods do you have experience facilitating?

    139. Do you have experience managing globally distributed teams?

    140. Do you have experience leading technology development projects? If so, can you describe the types of projects and the functions you performed.

    Amazon
    Project Manager Interview Questions

    141. Describe a time when you incorporated customer feedback into the implementation plan or in the way the business was run.

    142. Tell me how you communicate with others. What kind of communicator are you?

    143. Tell me about a time when you made a decision that you knew your superior would oppose.

    144. What was the best innovation you ever came up with in your professional life?

    145. How would your previous stakeholders and team members describe you as a leader?

    146. What do you hope to learn at Amazon?

    147. Recall a time when you received difficult feedback as a project manager. How did you handle it?

    148. What common risks have you encountered in previous projects and how do you handle them?

    149. How have you used project management methodology to improve the project success?

    150. Tell me about your favorite manager (anyone you directly reported to). What qualities did they have that really stood out to you?

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    Recruiter Interview Questions

    151. Amazon Recruiters work with their peer recruiters and business leaders to drive strategies for candidate attraction. How do you act as a partner and consultant to your colleagues?

    152. Amazon is looking for a Recruiter with experience mapping target companies, leveraging open source communities, and using creative sourcing techniques. Tell us about a time when you utilized your industry network to source exceptional talent.

    153. Amazon Recruiters must have a broad understanding of human resources topics and recruitment best practices. Walk us through your related education and training, and describe how it will benefit you in this role.

    154. Amazon is looking for a Recruiter with exceptional technical abilities. Please walk us through your experience using recruitment, talent engagement, and other human resources-related software.

    155. Amazon Recruiters must have strong customer orientation with the ability to communicate with candidates at all levels. How will you ensure that the candidates you reach have an exceptional experience?

    156. Amazon has a peculiar workplace culture guided by our Leadership Principles. How will you embrace our complex culture as it relates to recruitment?

    157. Amazon Recruiters are often asked to fill roles with which they are unfamiliar. How do you approach learning complex job titles and terminology for positions that are new to you?

    158. As an Amazon Recruiter, you will juggle multiple open roles while helping to ensure we hire the best and the brightest. When application volumes are high, what do you look for to determine if someone should be shortlisted?

    159. As an Amazon Recruiter, you will help us fill various roles from Technical Managers to Program Managers and Software Engineers. What roles have you filled in the last 12 months, and how will those experiences help you succeed at Amazon?

    160. Our Recruiters play an essential role in advancing a more diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive Amazon through our hiring, promotion, retention, and inclusion practices. How will you help us continue to improve these efforts?

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    Software Developer Interview Questions

    161. What method do you use to find the missing number in an integer array of 1 to 100?

    162. Here at Amazon, our developers work with Java quite a bit. Tell me how you find duplicate numbers in an array in Java containing multiple duplicates?

    163. How do you find the starting node of a cycle if a link contains a cycle?

    164. Based on your experience, what's the best way to find a node that begins with two single link lists?

    165. How do you approach implementing an LRU Cache in your favorite programming language?

    166. What is your experience with implementing a Binary Search Algorithm without recursion?

    167. Can you walk me through the meaning behind a Depth First Search Algorithm for a binary tree?

    168. Describe how do you implement an insertion sort algorithm. What is the easiest way to do it?

    169. Amazon software developers use a variety of different sorting algorithms. Tell me the difference between a Comparison and Non-Comparison Sorting Algorithm.

    170. Can you list the important categories of software development for me?

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    Software Engineer Interview Questions

    171. If hired by Amazon, can you estimate what portion of your day will involve coding and other activities you will perform when not coding?

    172. Amazon is very proud of our products and the people who develop them. In your opinion, what distinguishes a great software engineer from an average one?

    173. What do you look for or check when reviewing another team member's code?

    174. What do you feel are the critical principles of good software engineering?

    175. Walk me through your process for designing scalable applications.

    176. Describe the process you use to create a program, from requirements definition to delivery.

    177. How do you go about addressing errors in your code?

    178. Can you describe Amazon's software development life cycle as you understand it?

    179. Here at Amazon, we have embraced Agile methodology. How experienced are you with the Agile software development process?

    180. Please describe responsive design and the difference between fixed and fluid layouts.

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    Solutions Architect Interview Questions

    181. Can you describe a creative solution to a challenging problem you developed in your role as a solutions architect?

    182. How would you describe Amazon Web Services (AWS) to someone outside of Amazon's IT organization?

    183. What are some of the steps you recommend to protect Amazon from a 'DOS' attack?

    184. What is your strategy for securing the IT assets and intellectual property of an organization?

    185. What do you believe your role is concerning supporting Amazon's functional analysts?

    186. Can you explain CAP Theorem?

    187. Please discuss some of the differences between asynchronous and parallel programming?

    188. How do you ensure that the software you develop will scale?

    189. What are the advantages of using a NoSQL database instead of an RDBMS?

    190. What is a lower latency interaction, and why is it desirable in an application?

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    Virtual Customer Service Associate Interview Questions

    191. Why do you want to work for Amazon as a Virtual Customer Service Associate?

    192. Virtual Customer Service Associates play a critical part in Amazon's mission to deliver timely, accurate, and professional customer service. How will you contribute to this mission?

    193. What do you know about the workplace culture at Amazon, and how is our approach a fit for you?

    194. Please introduce yourself to us.

    195. Amazon requires action-oriented, flexible problem-solvers who will assist customers in expediting orders and correcting post-sales problems. Talk about a time when you took immediate action to solve a problem for someone else.

    196. What are your greatest strengths, and how will they contribute to your success as a Virtual Customer Service Associate with Amazon?

    197. Do you have experience in a virtual-based customer service role?

    198. Tell us about a time you successfully coped under stress.

    199. You will communicate in real time with customers through chat, and phone. How will you respond to a customer if you don't know the answer to their question?

    200. Virtual Customer Service Associates work from a home-based location approved by Amazon. Is your home set up to help you deliver your best in productivity and quality?

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    Warehouse Associate Interview Questions

    201. We hire dedicated people who want to join a fast-paced, active workplace. Do you consider yourself someone who thrives when on the move?

    202. As an Amazon Warehouse Associate, you will be responsible for receiving and putting away inventory and getting customer orders ready. Do you have experience completing similar tasks?

    203. Warehouse Associates work around machines such as forklifts, mobile carts, and even robots. How will you promote your safety and the safety of your co-workers?

    204. This is a physically demanding job. Are you capable of repeatedly lifting up to 50 pounds, standing in one place for long periods, climbing stairs, and being on the move your entire shift?

    205. Do you have experience using product scanners or other warehouse-related equipment?

    206. We ask our Warehouse Associates to share safety tips with their co-workers. Please share with me your best work-related safety tip.

    207. Discuss your experience using dollies, hand trucks, and mobile carts.

    208. You will be required to wear a safety vest and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Hearing protection may also be provided to you. Are you prepared to work in an environment that presents potential physical risks?

    209. Amazon Warehouse Associates are required to view prompts on screens and follow directions for some tasks. Please rate your English comprehension skills from 1-10 and support your rating with an example.

    210. Our warehouses are climate controlled; however, temperatures in some parts of our warehouses may occasionally exceed 30 degrees. Are you comfortable working in an environment where you might be exposed to extreme temperatures?