Software Engineer Skills Assessment Test

Software Engineer Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
A Software Engineer’s role not only involves writing code, but they must also be proficient in a wide array of skills which enables them to mix a deep understanding of the fundamental basics of software engineering as a discipline, communication skills, and the resources around them to produce high valued assets for their workplace. This assessment contains 10 questions that are designed to test the varying skills of the candidate’s ability to succeed and thrive in the role from a variety of different skills that are relevant.
Skills tested in this assessment
A Software Engineer must have the deep technical know-how to design, build and test a piece of software or system that they’ve built along with the skills to communicate what they’ve done to the required people. It is important to be open to working in a team as a software engineer as often you won’t be working alone. Specifically, in the Vervoe skill assessment, the following skills are looked at it in detail, algorithms, data structures, software architecture, and general programming skills.
What to test with this assessment
From a carefully constructed set of questions that test an important subset of the required skills to successfully be a Software Engineer, you will be able to determine their abilities of both their theoretical and practical implementation of important concepts in Programming like algorithms and data structures. Furthermore, you will be able to understand the candidate’s software architecture knowledge as this will show if they write code that will be underpinned by good practices. This will be highlighted by allowing the candidate to write code to a set of problems that require their expertise in both Java and Python to be tested.

About the Software Engineer Skills Assessment

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Software engineers work on many different problems, however, in general software engineers are critical thinkers who love to solve problems using their knowledge of software architecture and various different programming languages.

Candidates who perform well on this Software Engineer skills assessment will have all the technical skills to implement algorithms in multiple different programming languages and different software architectures. They will also have the soft skills to liaise with their colleagues when developing software.

You can expect to learn whether a candidate has a high level of knowledge of how to implement and identify the correct algorithm, knowledge of data structures, concepts of software architecture, how to implement lambda functions and if they’re able to write Java code.



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Question Type: Code

You want a lambda function to calculate a number, if the input was 5 and the result was 10. what would be the two lines of code to achieve this and print it to console?
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Data Structures

Question Type: Multiple Choice

Desmond wants to sort a list of numbers. He uses a sorting technique which is a divide and conquer algorithm with the time complexity of O(n*log n). Which sorting technique does Desmond use?
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Software Architecture

Question Type: Multiple Choice

You have replaced an instance of the call made to a Session.iterate() in your hibernation application with a call made to the Session.createQuery() for an instance of a query. Which of the following extensions to the code would you be able to capitalize due to such a change in your code?

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