National Instruments Hardware Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 24, 2014
Updated Oct 24, 2014
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  1.  

    Digital Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Single on campus interview.
    Talked about school project majority of the time (approximately 30 minutes).
    My project was a measurement system, which is related to NI.
    Asked 3 HR questions.
    1 technical design question.
    Overall, basic interview to assess technical level and knowledge of previous projects.

    Interview Questions
    • Black Box 1 clock 1 input, 3 outputs RGB
      design circuit inside
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at National Instruments in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I talked to a recruiter for National Instruments at the career fair and handed him my resume. The recruiter, then, contacted me later than evening to set up an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the greatest problem you ran into and how did you fix it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview through the school career fair. The interview was split into 2 part. I was asked to explain my previous projects work in terms of design difficulties and debugging. After that I was asked questions on filter frequency response and op-amp gains.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Instruments in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the career expo through my university. I was also asked to apply online at ni.com, which required setting up an account and going through the application on the website (which I don't think my interviewers even looked at, it was just formality).

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to design a non-inverting amplifier, and then I was asked questions afterwards, such as what happens if my op-amp has some current leaking into the outputs.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Campus career fair, only an 1 hour interview with some questions of basic analog circuit. Then I waited for nearly one month and sent an email to ask for the result. Then the offer came after several days.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are not difficult. The interviewer asked me to talk about the experience that what is the most difficult problem I have met and how I solve it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied on campus and get the interview two days later.
    Most questions are team behavior problems and technical problems are easy

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Digital Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Design a FSM with two similar state.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at National Instruments in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school and interviewed on campus.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    First interview was on univerisity campus. Basic questions on my masters' project. Onsite interview was with three teams. Each team spent a lot of time quizzing me about the projects I had done during my undergrad and masters'. Questions on transistors and sensors.

    Interview Questions
    • Transient responses of hypothetical R-L-C circuit combinations.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Digital Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring managers were very nice. The first couple of question were regarding my work experience listed in my resume. Next, they asked several question about my social skills like working in team, decision making, and problem solving skills. Last, I had technical question about light traffic. They wanted to see flowchart of the light traffic, and its possible design in hardware.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were decent. They tried to make you relax   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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