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  • I am Tech Lead/Product Manager at Alexa @ Amazon. I have been working at Amazon for past 9+ years and have experience in Front-End, Back-End tech frameworks. I am well versed business courses like Finance, Operations, Marketing, Product Management, Macro/Micro Economics etc.
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  • Amazon, Product Manager - Technical 2020 - present
  • Amazon, Tech Lead 2018 - 2020
  • Audible, Tech Lead, 2016 - 2018
  • Audible, SDE 2, 2013 - 2016
  • Audible, SDE 1, 2012 - 2013
  • Amazon, SDE Intern 2011-2011
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  • B.E. Computers, University of Mumbai
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Mock interview with Aniket Phatak

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A/B testing is a statistical framework that helps validate an idea or a theory through data.

For example, a product manager wants to know if changing the color of a buy button from green to blue can encourage more purchases. As a data scientist, it is your job to work with the product manager and, quite often, the engineering team(can help implement the testing settings) to develop a testing plan.

You need to decide at least how many people will see the different colors of the button (sample size), and how many days will the testing run (usually multiples of a week, 7 days), and where should it be running (the US only, or some other small countries just in case testing group is a failure, you don’t want to have a very negative impact to the revenue).

The key assumption of A/B testing is that the control group and the testing group have to be independent. You will probably be asked several questions around this assumption.

You will also need to understand key concepts such as novelty effectlearning effectA/A testing, Simpson’s paradox, etc.

Sample question

The engineering team just invented a people-you-may-know widget. If it is implemented, a user will see their friends on the right-left corner of their homepage. How do you design an experiment to decide whether we should launch this feature or not?


“I have done this for 9+ years and have helped many people with what they wanted to achieve, that is why I am so good at this.”


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Introduction

Before heading into a real software engineering interview: whether it is a phone screen, or during a final round.

It is crucial you have bug-free code developed in a short period of time.

The best way to achieve a bug-free code is through rigorous mock interviews.

How it works

Our mentors have done hundreds or thousands of real interviews at top tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, they will emulate a real job interview process when your mock interview is conducted.

You will have a conversation that resembles a real interview as closely as possible, in the end, you will also have the opportunity to receive feedback from your mentor.

What you will get

Gain a simulated interview experience to get a feel of how it works.

Get over nervousness after you've done a few mock interview practices.

Valuable feedbacks during and after the mock interview provided by your mentor.

Become confident and get familiar with the interview process.

How it's conducted

You will be asked a series of coding questions (mostly based on data structures and algorithms) customized towards your dream company, please make sure you share the job descriptions with your mentor, so the questions can be customized towards your dream job.

And you will be writing code in a browser where your mentor can see your coding in real-time. 

A link to access the code editor will be provided before or at the beginning of the interview process.

 

Practice makes dream offers! Let's book your Software Engineer Mock Interview today!

Tell your mentor what programming languages you would like to use (e.g., Python, Java, C++) when you book this session.

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⏰ Algorithm | Data Structure with Aniket Phatak for $199

Behavioral questions or leadership interview questions are probably the most frequently asked questions during a job interview.

However, I've interviewed so many talented data scientist candidates at a FAANG company. Some of them are very smart, did really well answering technical and coding questions, but they still didn't get their dream job offers. Why?

Because they didn't prepare behavioral questions and didn't know how to answer them,  which in the end, cost them their dream jobs!

Trust me, even if you are only interviewing for a technical job, behavioral questions still matter significantly, and you need to be well prepared, don't ever overlook them.

Behavioral questions may sound intimidating, and some of the questions may catch you off guard or even annoy you if you are not seen them before

But if you follow the strategy outlined in this tutorial and keep practicing those 9 types of behavior questions, you will nail them in your job interview.

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⏰ Behavioral Questions | Leadership with Aniket Phatak for $199

Get Direct Access To Expert Coaches, mentors, and Industry Professionals.

1:1 product manager mock interview with great product leaders who have launched successful products.

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⏰ Product Manager with Aniket Phatak for $199

One of the data scientists’ main responsibilities is to extract insights from data and work with product managers and engineering teams to deliver actionable plans to improve the product. Think about how you would measure the success of different parts of the product. Why do you think the placement of the text box is at that specific location? What can you do to improve it?

The interviewer will try to evaluate your ability to apply data to the real product problem, how you systematically approach and structure the problem, form a hypothesis with reasonable assumptions, design, and test hypotheses through A/B testing, and use data and facts to convince others to adopt your recommended approaches.

Sample questions

  • If revenue dropped in a given week, what metrics would you look at to understand and why?
  • How would you measure the health of our product search functionality?
  • How would you measure the success of Uber Eats' search bar? How can we improve it? If we move the search bar to a different position, what metrics can we use to evaluate their performance? How would you convince the product manger to move forward with your design of the experiment?
     


“I have done this for 5+ years and have helped many people with what they wanted to achieve, that is why I am so good at this.”


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⏰ Product Sense with Aniket Phatak for $199

System design questions are commonly asked during software engineer and data engineer interviews.

When interviewing at top technology companies, very often you will demonstrate your skills and abilities to convert a prototype into a large-scale, internet application.

System design takes many years of real work experience to be really good at it, and to a large degree, your performance in system design can determine your 'seniority' or 'levels' for your overall offer package.

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⏰ System Design with Aniket Phatak for $199

Career services by Aniket Phatak

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Career planning is the most important thing to do for your career.

Whether you are looking to switch to a different career track, e.g., data scientist => product manager.

Or simply want to gain more visibility inside of your company, moving up the career ladder, you need an experienced mentor who had been there and done that.

Get practical advice on job search, career growth, pros n cons of different career paths to make the best decision.

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⏰ Career advice with Aniket Phatak for $199