21 Software Engineering Interview Questions With Answers

What should you expect in your first software engineering interview? That depends on the role you’ve applied for!

Software engineering jobs tend to fall under two categories: domain-specific or general programming.

If you’re interviewing for a domain-specific role, expect the questions to center around the specific technology or programming language you specialize in, such as JavaScript, C programming or Angular. These highly technical interviews may also involve a take-home test that requires you to debug or build something.

For a general programming or web development role, the process is fundamentally different. These interviews evaluate your problem-solving ability as well as your coding proficiency, so recruiters are likely to ask questions ranging from the technical to the behavioral.

In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of 21 most common questions in a software engineering interview, along with succinctly-written answers curated from authority sources around the web.

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By Alissa Strong
Alissa Strong Sr. Asst. Director, Technology Innovation & Marketing Alissa Strong