Intel Corporation Systems Validation Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 11, 2015
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Systems Validation Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview

New Grad Hire : A hiring manager got in contact with me about my resume in November/Early December. Around February/March I was contacted via email to schedule a phone interview. Interview questions on the phone interview were pretty basic. After passing the phone interview, I was offered an on-site interview. Intel paid for all expenses, I opted not to fly since I lived a few hours drive away The onsite interview was grueling, 9 to 4 or so, back to back 1 hour 1:1 interviews with a lunch with a manager and employee. Some technical, some brain teasers, some behavioral, some conversational. I think the general purpose of the interview is to see how you think and learn -- be sure to think out loud as much as possible. There were repeat questions, I think this was to see if you retained information if you got help earlier on with a question. I got everyone's email who interviewed with me that day from the hiring manger, and sent them all a quick personalized email about what we talked about in the interviews and thanked them for the time -- no idea if it helped my chances, but did it because I genuinely liked talking with the engineers there. I got an offer a few days later.

Interview Questions

  • Phone Screen: - When and how do you define a global in C? - How many hex digits in a byte?   Answer Question

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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    interview process three weeks. first round was phone interview. after one week they called for on-site interview. they asked pretty much basic questions. it had 6 interviews with different members of the team. they asked about projects and little bit of PERL coding and C++. They gave me the offer letter one week after on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • basic questions about CMOS, Noise Margin, PERL regular expressions.   Answer Question
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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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 !   Answer Question
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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed 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.   2 Answers
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    Systems Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I 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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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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