eBay Mock Interview

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

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What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

"From the start of college, where software engineering grew into a passion for me, I've become very fluent in Java, JavaScript and C++. My current role has me working primarily with C++, but I pride myself on my ability and passion to learn new programming languages and would be able to do so if hired for this role with eBay."

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27 eBay Interview Questions & Answers

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

  • 2. Talk about your previous user interface design experience in detail. Why do you feel that this experience will translate well to this role with eBay?

  • 3. In designing Android software, what is your experience using parcelable versus serializable within an app?

  • 4. In your experience in software testing, would you consider yourself proficient in both testing and debugging processes?

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

  • 6. eBay embraces an Agile environment. Explain your experience in Agile methodologies and why you think it is important.

  • 7. What do you feel is one of the top issues that is faced by data engineers today?

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

  • 9. Tell me about your problem-solving skills. Do you enjoy analyzing and solving complex problems?

  • 10. If hired here at eBay and tasked with helping design a UI for a new mobile app, what important factors would you consider in that design?

  • 11. Do you consider yourself stronger in C++, C#, Java, or Python?

  • 12. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 19. If you can, please provide your thoughts on the function of managed object context in developing iOS apps and software.

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

  • 21. If hired here at eBay to develop iOS and Android software, when would you use a fragment rather than an activity?

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

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

  • 24. 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?

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

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

  • 27. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?