Cadence Design Systems Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2015
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Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Pittsburgh, PA) in July 2013.

Interview

Interview was very detail oriented about C++ & OOP programming knowledge, 6 hours of interviews, 2 interviewers at a time for 1 hour a piece. Lots of writing code on whiteboards and answering obscure trivia about languages. They were also very interested in past work I had done working with the OpenAccess Database and the SKILL language.

Interview Questions

  • An unexpected question was: "You and I are playing russian roulette and I load two bullets into a 6 chambered revolver in adjacent chambers. I go first, and nothing happens. Now you can either pull the trigger as is, or spin the chambers for a 'random' chance. What do you do and why?"   1 Answer

Negotiation

Negotiations were simple, they gave me a first offer, I countered and they submitted to all requirements except vacation. They would not budge on vacation, but increased the offer 8% and double the relocation package.

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    A position on timing analysis.
    Three phone interviews. On-site interview after three phone interviews. Eight on-site interviewers.
    Asked questions on fundamental circuit theories (~30%) and coding/complexity analysis (~70%).

    Interview Questions

    • A question on convergence theory.
      A question regarding root-finding algorithm (secant method etc).
       
      Answer Question
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    3 phone interviews
    Onsite interview with 6 person
    Very tough interview process
    Grilled properly!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Usual analytical questions and programming questions and questions on your work experience

    Interview Questions

    • Given 99 unique numbers between 1..100 how do you find the missing number.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Overall fair.

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Noida (India)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    A phone screen followed by 3-4 face to face interviews.. Phone screen is just simple puzzles. Iin face to face, they ask questions about DS/Algorithms e.g. BSTs, sorting searching, and simple digital electronics like K maps etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Puzzles, DS - Algorithm questions, some simple digital electronics questions..
      * There are 3 bulbs and 3 switches, which one is connected to which
      * given 2 rectangles in a plane, check if they intersect or not
      * A plane can go 2/3 of distance around the world with one tank full, you can use additional planes to transfer fuel in air, how do you make a plane go around the world.
       
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Bangalore (India)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    2 technical rounds, 1 manager round and one HR round.

    Interview Questions

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