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Marvell Technology Verification Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 29, 2014
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Verification Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at Marvell Technology.

Interview Details – applied online. HR passed my resume to a group, probably a senior engineer set a phone interview. The feedback is okay, but I haven't heard anything further from it yet.

Interview Question – It was a group dealing with timing, so basically some tools related to timing analysis.   Answer Question


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Verification Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in May 2012.

Interview Details – first a phone interview, then a screening interview with a hiring manager. If you pass this screening process, you'll get to meet with 5 or 6 engineers not necessarily from the same team. The technical interview takes about 3~4 hours.

Interview Question – 1. what's the difference between matlab function and matlab script?
2. how does a system know when there is an error in the codeword?
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Verification Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in August 2011.

Interview Details – Quiz and 1:1 with potential team members

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Verification Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in July 2010.

Interview Details – A phone interview first. Asked to describe work history and offered job description.
A long employment application filled out online, printed out and bring to on-site interview.

The perception I gathered from the interview is that Marvell did not emphasize on verification and in the process of rectifying that. One engineer warned me that I should expect resistance of forcing verification methodology on the teams if I were to be offered and accept the job.

Interview Questions

  • a piece of systemVerilog code regarding fork/join_none and explain its behavior
    (the following code is not exact)

    module ...
    fork
      for (i=0; i<16; i++) begin
        $display("%d\n", i);
        #1
      end
    join_none
    endmodule

    output:
    0
    1
    2
    .
    15

    simulation ends at time 0

    Q: why it ends at time 0, where does #1 go?
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  • C questions:
    - array vs pointer
    - passed by value/reference
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Verification Engineering Interview

Verification Engineering

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in January 2012.

Interview Details – there are 7 people doing 1:1 interview during the day. first HR, and then technique questions. Before onsite interview, they did a phone interview to me to check my academic background. and asked me to write some system verilog assertions, then asked some common questions about set up time and hold time

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Verification Engineer Interview

Verification Engineer

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in August 2008.

Interview Details – - Series of 1:1 interview
- Three days interview process
- Fly to different site
- Very complicated

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Reason for Declining – I had a better opportunity

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