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Data Engineering Interview Course

Nail Data Engineering interviews at FAANG and Tier-1 Tech Companies
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Instructors From FAANG & Tier-1 Tech Companies

Adrián Fernández

Adrián Fernández

Engineering Manager
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Suhas Satish

Suhas Satish

Senior Engineering Manager
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Jennifer Lai

Jennifer Lai

Technical Sourcing Manager
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Data Engineering Course Curriculum

This is what you'll learn in our Data Engineering career path!

  • 15 Mock Interviews
  • 6-Month Support Period

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Best Suited for

  • Current or Former Data Engineers
  • Software Engineers working on Data Platforms

Data Engineering Interview Process at Tier-1 Companies

We prepare you for all stages of a typical data engineering interview process at FAANG and Tier-1 companies

1 round of writing SQL queries

  • 5-6 problems on a dataset (understanding the trade-offs between joins, equivalent queries, and so on)

1 round based on Python, SQL, and Big Data Frameworks

  • Writing MapReduce equivalent for SQL/Spark queries
  • Programming questions on dictionary manipulations
  • Working knowledge of Hive, Spark, and other NoSQL databases

2-3 rounds on core Data Engineering concepts

  • Data modeling problem followed by related SQL questions 
  • Designing an ETL system for a given use case
  • Understanding the trade-off between tools (applicable to senior roles)
  • Optimizing and fine-tuning

1 behavioral interview round

  • Questions related to your job experience 
  • Discussions on past projects
  • Open-ended questions to gauge if you're a "good fit"
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What our students say

Flavia Vela
Senior Software Engineer
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The classes, workshops, quizzes, practice problems, and mock interviews provided me with the knowledge, tools, and the feedback that I was missing. Interview Kickstart showed me how to prepare for success.

Michael Huston
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I can't think of a better recipe for tech interview success than combining the Interview Kickstart program with hard work. The program made my prep much more effective and eliminated surprises from the interview process.

Mike Kane
Data Engineer
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"Interview Kickstart was the best because its structure helped me understand each problem in my interview. I started interviewing for Facebook in May and received an offer from them shortly after."

Akshay Lodha
Data Engineer
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"The way the instructors taught was awesome, the career coaching and the mock interview sections were also really helpful. Interview Kickstart helped me a lot in orienting myself and getting into the rhythm., and eventually transition from Goldman Sachs to Facebook."

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