System Design

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.


  • Founder of instamentor.com, posturenet.app and sqlpad.io
  • Most recently a senior manager at Apple, where I built and hired a world-class machine learning team of data scientists, software engineers, data engineers, and product managers.
  • Head of data science at Chegg, research scientist at Amazon, serial entrepreneur.

“I've interviewed and hired software engineers, software architects, built several large-scale machine learning software systems at companies such as Apple, Chegg, Amazon, and startups.”


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  • Experienced leader in machine learning engineering, currently working on large scale machine learning projects at Google.
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  • I'm a veteran software architect with 15 years of engineering experience in the area of computational advertising, big data analytics, and distributed ML training, currently working on a next-generation platform for distributed training pipelines at Facebook

“Seasoned software architect with many years of system design experience, conducted many rounds of systems design-focused interview rounds.”


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  • Alex is a Principal Product Manager at Sambanova Systems. Previously, Alex has held product management roles at C3.ai building out their ML Platform and deep learning offering to enterprise customers. He was also an ML practitioner as the first data science hire at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group working on building large-scale computer vision and sensor fusion algorithms for self-driving cars. Alex is motivated to help raise the next generation of data scientists and product leaders

“Very familiar with design of Machine Learning systems. If you want to practice discussing this, sign up!”


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  • Ming is an experienced software architect and entrepreneur, business leader. He has worked at top tech companies such as Google, Amazon and is currently building his real estate tech startup.

“Worked at Google and Amazon as a software engineer for many years.”


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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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  • Hi! I'm Sundeep, a leader in AI, ML and Neuroscience with 13+ years of professional experience in 4 countries (USA, UK, France, India) across Big Tech (Conversational AI at Amazon Alexa AI), unicorn Startup (AI at Swiggy), and R&D (Neuroscience at Oxford University & University College London).

“This is an ML System Design interview that is often asked at FAANG+ companies to describe the design of an AI/ML product/service end-to-end, from business problem to deployment.”


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