Interview Cake is a strategy for engineers to ace programming interviews from companies like Netflix. Lots of people go into Netflix's software engineer interviews with just some practice from the standard code interview questions, but that's not actually enough. We help you ace the technical interview by giving you a framework to approach any technical interview, no matter how difficult.
Netflix's engineering team has a culture of openness. They are prolific with contributions to open source, and that helps them draw in top talent. However, their engineering screening process is tough. Their team is responsible for delivering media-rich content to all types of devices to delight their users, and they want engineers who can help them improve with their mission.
Netflix's coding interviews are hard, but not impossible. Like anything else, it just takes practice. We'll walk you through it, step by step.
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