Intel Corporation Systems Validation Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2015
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    Systems Integration Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Chandler, AZ) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received email about a month later to setup a time for a phone interview. Mainly asked questions about projects that I worked on in school, described a little bit about what the team does, and an overview of the position. Got an email from the team manager the following week to setup on on-site interview which consisted of 3 1-on-1 interviews that lasted 45 minutes each. The first interviewer mainly went over my resume and asked a couple questions about C. The following interviews were really laid back and behavioral, they mainly wanted to know if I could get along with the team and if I had the right attitude for the job. Afterwards, the manager took me on a tour of the lab in which I will be working in and demoed some projects and technology that is not on the market yet (which was really cool). Got a call the following week from the manager offering me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Define a linked list structure. Can you describe Inheritance?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview

    Divide by 2 frequency circuit ? Mux using nand gates only !
    1)logic design 2) computer architecture 3) validation 4) software
    More question to teset how well you understand the circuit from system level ,Buses , inter connect

    Interview Questions

    • How is os behavioral simulate in Pre silicon verification ?
      How would Debug and verify your USB ?
      FSM machine for Traffic light controller for 4 way road !
       
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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Columbia, SC) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Intel got in touch with me through email after they had seen my resume which I gave them through a career fair. I later sent them an updated resume and filled out a questionnaire they gave me. This led to an initial phone screening the week later. The same week they setup an onsite interview for me and asked me to fill out an application online. The interview was setup for the week after, and they booked a hotel room for me for two nights. The interview consisted of several one on one interviews, along with a tour and lunch. It basically lasted for the whole workday. Technical questions were asked throughout the interviews: a circuits problem, conversion from hexadecimal to binary, logic truth tables, and a brain teaser. Knowledge of using specific equipment was also asked. One interview was more behavior based. Overall I enjoyed my time meeting with the people there and learning about what they do. They were very hospitable.

    Interview Questions

    • Conversion from hexadecimal to binary.
      The brain teaser: You have two cups, one that can hold up to 5 quartz of water and the other 3 quartz. Get me to 4 quartz of water.
       
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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview

    Phone interview:
    Computer Architecture, basic logic design and that's it.

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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I was referred to by a friend so my interview was actually very brief. It seems if you are referred then this is the case usually. I was asked my programming experience and why i would use certain programming languages for certain projects. Really this is not a normal process from what I've heard.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how to tell if a number was even or odd based on binary. This was by no means a hard question. I simply said check the LSB, least significant bit, for being a 1 or 0. This must have been enough, or maybe i answered with enough confidence, because the next question was what languages do you know.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    As an intern i was expecting $15-$18 but was surprised when they offered $25.00. This also include benefits such as dental, health insurance, etc. I did not negotiate and i don't recommend you doing so in this position because they are on strict orders not to budge.

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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    The initial communication was a phone call from an HR rep to set up a phone screen. The phone screen was set up for the next day and it lasted about 45 minutes. It was mainly the hiring manager selling the job to me. After the phone screen, an on-site interview was set up for the next week. The interview was set up with 7 people for one-on-one interviews which all lasted 30-45 minutes each. There was also a lunch which served as an additional interview. The interview questions were all very technical. Many of the questions were on subjects that were not directly related with the job that was described to me. After the interviews, the hiring manager and HR rep were very hard to get in contact with. I thought I wasn't going to get an offer given the cold shoulder I seemed to be getting. However, 3 weeks later I was given an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The only things that were somewhat difficult is when I was asked detailed questions about computer architecture concepts I had little experience with. For example, I was asked to explain out-of-order instruction execution. This is something I am familiar with at a high level, but have never had direct experience with, and in fact, it wasn't a direct requirement for the job. Overall, the interviewers were just asking me questions about their area of expertise even though expertise in that area wasn't required for the job I interviewed for. I found this a bit strange.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I felt my offer was good. That said, never hesitate to negotiate anything. They won't withdraw an offer if you ask for a little something more.

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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview

    Submitted resume through employee referral

    Negotiation

    No negotiation possible

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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Intel Corporation (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    A decent interview procedure. I was asked certain technical questions and some usual interview questions. There is a follow up on my resume as well. The phone interview lasts for about 20 minutes. Started with the usual "tell me about yourself" and the proceed to the technical part. The technical part is kinda hard and therefore, its better to prepare a lot beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a manager that dislikes you at work?   Answer Question
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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Initial communication was over e-mails. Had a 20 minute phone conversation with the hiring manager after which I was required to set up my profile on their website and asked to plan a visit for an on-site interview. Had a day-long interview with 6 people back-to-back. Mostly questions about my past positions. A few technical questions, a programming questions and a brain teaser

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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Folsom, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview had part HR and part technical questions. Technical part had both programming as well as Hardware related questions but these were only to judge the area of expertise. On site had 6 rounds of 1 hour each including one complete HR and a group lunch interview. One round on computer architecture, one on hardware components, one programming, one OS concepts. Some had logic and HR questions towards the end.

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