Acing the Technical Interview for SDETs
Test Automation Engineers are in high demand, but that doesn’t mean companies are willing to lower the bar in hiring for these roles. With test automation projects failing left and right, flaky tests crippling continuous integration pipelines, and automated tests causing maintenance nightmares, managers feel they cannot afford the risk of hiring automation engineers who are not strong programmers.
Unfortunately for us, this means that the interview process for automation engineers has become a lot more difficult. Gone are the days where you’re asked about identifiers for web elements, or to write a simple login script using the Selenium WebDriver API. Today’s technical interview for an automation engineer is on par with that of a software developer.
Listen as I go over sample technical interview problems for automation engineers, and provide step-by-step guidance on how to solve them.