Top 25 Software Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

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Q1. Tell me about yourself.

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“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed for this software engineer position with your organization today. After graduating from university with a degree in computer science, I worked for several organizations in various positions where I gained experience working on team projects, individual software engineering tasks, end-user testing, and new software applications. I would describe myself as an industrious, diligent, reliable, and forward-thinking software engineer who possesses the skills and qualities to match the job description. I have a track record of achievement and can be trusted to use critical thinking skills to solve complex organizational challenges and problems, to complete projects whilst adhering to strict organizational timeframes, and I always take ownership of my ongoing professional development. If you hire me as a software engineer, I will collaborate closely with other departmental members, and I will share my knowledge with the rest of my team to help the organization quickly achieve its strategic goals and maintain its position as an industry leader.”

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“I decided to become a Software Engineer because from a very early age I always had a passion and a genuine interest in all things computers, software applications, and technical concepts. My favourite subjects at school involved computers, and I have a particular interest in the latest technological advancements. I also decided to become a software engineer because I thrive in situations where I have to solve problems and use critical thinking skills to achieve a specific outcome. I believe work is far easier and more enjoyable if you are genuinely passionate about what you do, and I hope my passion for software engineering is evident in my answers today during the interview and also in what I have included on my resume/CV.”

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THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS AND QUALITIES NEEDED TO BECOME A SOFTWARE ENGINEER.


To be effective as a software engineer, various technical, interpersonal, and soft skills are required.

  • You need excellent computer programming and coding skills, software testing and debugging competence, problem solving capabilities, and critical and logical thinking skills.
  • You need excellent teamworking and collaborating abilities, strong communication and listening skills, and the ability to explain complex information in simple terms to non-technical individuals.
  • As a software engineer, you need to take responsibility for your ongoing professional development, possess emotional intelligence, be self-aware and open-minded, and have outstanding time-management capabilities.
  • Finally, to excel as a software engineer you must be commercially-aware, be self-motivated and disciplined, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

4 SMART QUESTIONS TO ASK AT THE END OF YOUR SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERVIEW

Once your Software Engineer job interview comes to an end, the hiring manager will say to you the following:

“That’s the end of your Software Engineer interview, do you have any questions?”

 The questions you ask could be the difference between a pass or fail. Do not ask questions about salary, time off, company benefits or perks, or their employee retention rate. Instead ask three or four smart questions that are focused on what you can do in the role of a Software Engineer to help their organization succeed.

Here are four great questions to ask at the end of your Software Engineering interview:

  1. If I am successful, what would you need me to concentrate on within the first few weeks of starting work?
  2. What advice would you give to the successful candidate who wants to excel as a Software Engineer for your organization?
  3. What are the plans or the organization over the next 5 to 10 years, and how could I help you to achieve your goals as a Software Engineer?
  4. What are the next stages of the interview process and when could I contact you to find out the result? 

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