3 Easy Data Engineering Interview Questions (Spark/PySpark)

For Job Hunters in Tech

Jesse Ruiz (she/they)
2 min readMay 4, 2023
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It perplexes me why the technical coding interview still relies upon simple coding challenges while Artificial Intelligence has progressed to the state of widespread accessibility and function. There are good arguments for and against technical coding interviews and their various styles. In this article, I provide readers with a few very easy data engineering technical questions in the hopes that it will assist job seekers with the daunting unknown.

These questions came from a data engineering with spark specialization technical coding interview. Please review the questions and spend time answering them in a testing environment before viewing the answers below.

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-- write code to open a file in python

-- write code to start a spark context

-- write code with pyspark to drop duplicates

Don’t look at the answers below until you tried it yourself…

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-- write code to open a file…