Amazon Software Developer Interview Questions

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What software development process do you prefer to use?

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    What software development process do you prefer to use?

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    How much do you know about object-oriented programming?

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    What is software scope, and what does the process involve?

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

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    At a high level, describe what the software development life cycle process is.

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    Do you have a preferred language that you like to write programming algorithms?

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    Prior to starting any software development project here at Amazon, we perform a feasibility study. What is your opinion on feasibility studies, and when should it be done?

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    Talk about the differences between structured English and Pseudo Code?

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    What are some of the software design patterns that you use, and in what situations do you use them?

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    What are some of the QA processes you are familiar with and have worked with in the past?

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

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    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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    What is verification and validation, and why it is important?

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    If hired by Amazon, one of your tasks will be to debug yours and other developers' code. As a software developer, explain the meaning of debugging, and why it is used?

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    How would you define software configuration management?

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    Explain how duplicates are removed from an array without using a library.

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    As part of software development, were you involved with working on functional and non-functional requirements?

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    How would you differentiate between Quality Assurance and Quality Control as you believe it is implemented here at Amazon?

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    I’ve heard applications referred to as both software and programs. Which terminology do you use, and how do these differ?

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    What are some of the types of development projects you have worked on in your past positions?

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    Can you describe a challenging software development project you recently completed and the results?

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    Here at Amazon, we use Agile and Waterfall. Are you familiar with these software development methodologies and, if so, which of these do you prefer?

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    What are some of the testing and debugging processes you use in your software development?