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Interview Process

The interview process for a software engineer at Autodesk takes about 2 weeks on average.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Technical phone screen #1
The first technical interview focuses on basic CS knowledge of data structures and debugging skills. It is mostly verbal where the interviewers give questions/situations and the candidate is supposed to give the most optimized approach to solve them.
Stage 3: Technical phone screen #2
The second round focuses purely on algorithms with several programming questions in the span of 45 mins via Google docs. There is also a mix of behavioral questions and conversation about the company and culture fit.
Stage 4: Onsite interview, though this is sometimes skipped

There is no data about the interview process for a data scientist at Autodesk.

The interview process for a product/experience/UX UI designer at Autodesk takes around 4 weeks on average.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Phone screen with hiring manager
Stage 3: Onsite interview
The onsite is around 4-5 hours long with a break. First is a portfolio presentation to 5 people on the team, then several 30-minute 1:1s with a combination of UX designers, visual designers, and researchers. One of the sessions is a whiteboarding exercise in which the candidate is given around 30 minutes to work through a design challenge. The final 1:1 is a wrap up with the hiring manager to answer any final questions about the company.

The interview process for a product manager at Autodesk takes about a month.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Phone interview with hiring manager
Usually the questions are about the product and ways to improve it.
Stage 3: Onsite interview
The interviews are with HR, product management, product marketing, engineering and the VP.

Interview Questions
  • What OOP languages have you used?
  • Experience with React? Experience with C++?
  • Explain what is executed based on the given part of C++ code
  • General OOP questions: interface, abstract classes, code refactoring
  • The basic C++ questions: virtual functions, the difference between new and malloc, and so on.
  • General data structure, algorithms and Big-O.
  • Technical questions related to resume projects
  • How do you code a calculator and debug it?
  • Questions about memory management in Java
  • Describe a hash table and tell the difference between an array and a list
  • What is the difference between a language like C++ and Javascript?
  • Designing grep command for log file.
  • Computing distance between two shapes [OOA design] and code for shapes (circle, square, rectangle)
  • Given a point (x,y), find the number of unique ways of getting to that point from your current position.
  • Why can ++i be faster than i++?
  • Find all couples that add to a number in an integer array
  • C++ questions on virtual, exception, overloading.
  • A problem-solving question on tree and sorting.
  • Questions on casting and error handling.
  • Software debugging techniques
  • How do you approach solving difficult problems?
  • How would you handle a situation in which you're presenting a design to stakeholders but are getting a lot of negative feedback and pushback on your solution?
  • If given a design problem, how will you go about solving it?
  • Design an interface for an employee vacation scheduler that solved a particular problem.
  • Talk generally about design approach and experience
  • Deliver wireframes for a redesign of a particular feature with business & user requirements and a few things they'd looked at as part of a competitive analysis. Time limit was about 90 minutes.
  • Talk about the most difficult situation you have had in the process of design. How did you deal with that?
  • Do you have experience estimating and managing a project budget? If so, can you describe how you managed a project's cost?
  • What does product management mean to you?
  • Tell me about your current role?
About Autodesk


Autodesk's mission is to build software tools to enable people to experience their ideas before they are real.


Our vision is to help people imagine, design, and create a better world.

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