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Applied for some remote SWE I & II positions at Microsoft a couple months ago but didn't bother completing the online technical screen until a few days ago. A recruiter contacted me saying I passed and scheduled three interviews for next week for the role Senior Principal Engineer. I have over 10 years of experience in SW but don't feel qualified for the role. I'd hate to think the recruiter is just using me to fulfill a rejection quota. Should I still go forward with the interviews?

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