Cadence Design Systems Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview Questions

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Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
Application Details

I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in February 2010.

Interview Details

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

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No Negotiation
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    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?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    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).
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Overall fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in December 2010.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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