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Akamai Interview Experience for Software Engineer

  • Last Updated : 16 Dec, 2020
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Round 1: It was a 1hr test conducted on hackerrank platform The first round comprised of 10 questions with 2 coding questions and 8 aptitude questions

  1. Minimum value to be assigned to the elements so that sum becomes greater than initial sum.
  2. Given a numeric pad 2d-array of mobile keypad from (2-9) [[“abc”][def][“ghi”][“jkl”][“mno”][“pqrs”][“tuv”][“wxyz”]] and a string ex BAD find the number sequence representing the string and then find how many numbers of words can be formed by that combination. Return that number

Approach: Convert string to numeric code from the array provided take _(space) as 1 in the keypad and then try to find possible strings using DP

Round 2 (Technical Interview):

  1. Find the number of increments by 1 to make all the elements in an array equal.
  2. Find the next letter in pattern jjason (ans:d) jan,feb,march,may,jun,jul,aug,sep,oct,nov,dec.
  3. Find the inverse of a string ex BAD -> YZW.
  4. Questions about HTML, diff b/w post and put request, class and span, margin and padding, etc.Question about projects?
  5. Any questions for me? (Ask 1 or 2 questions always)

Tips: You should know each and every word of your Resume.

Round 3 (Managerial Round):



  1. Find the next greater integer with the same set of digits.
  2. What problems did you face in doing projects technologically wise and managing wisely too?
  3. He gave me instants which can arise during working in a team and asked what will you do in them.
  4. Some discussions over what technologies I know.
  5. Which project do you like the most and why?
  6. Questions about your hobbies.
  7. The cross-site scripting, SQL injection, Penetration testing, etc.
  8. Any questions for me? (Ask 1 or 2 questions always)

Round 4 (HR Round):

  1. Tell me something about yourself.
  2. Tell me about your family.
  3. Little discussions over my extracurricular activities written in my resume.
  4. Hobbies
  5. Any questions for me? (Ask 1 or 2 questions always)

Tips: Know yourself before any interview.

Be calm & answer politely. Out of 7 for the role of Software Engineer(Web security) 2 members were selected I was fortunate to be one of them

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