NVIDIA Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    RF Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Had 8 people interview on site. 1 HR, 1 mech, 6 rf related. Good interview. No tricky questions. Rf interviews were typical rf questions linearity, noise figure, rx sensitivity, papr, lte, wcdma related.

    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submit the application online and wait. It may be several weeks before you hear anything so if you are between jobs this may not work for you.

    This was a phone screen covering past work, architecture type questions and OS questions. A simple coding question was also ask but this was not an interactive session.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you keep hardware registers from being cached?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    3D Vision Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume and cover letter online and received an email within three days to set up a phone interview. It was relatively straight forward and they invited me to the campus. I met with at least six people to discuss my background and experience. I prepped a lot and the interview ended up being easier than anticipated. Left on good terms and hiring manager told me to expect a call the following week. Unfortunately they told me they had a hiring freeze and the requisition was placed on hold. No offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewers tested me on my capabilities but I don't recall any difficult questions. Research your position and responsibilities.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at NVIDIA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR. Was asked questions on digital logic design, static timing analysis and c programming. Interview was purely technical. The difficulty level was high.
    Question 1. What is setup time? what is hold time?
    Question 2. Which is better setup or hold time violation?
    Question 3. If we have a setup constraint in the given circuit how can we solve it?
    Question 4. Was given a circuit and told that there is a setup violation, how to solve it?

    Interview Questions
    • Which is better, setup time or hold time violation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Hardware Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at NVIDIA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two technical phone interviews and then I got invited to the Santa Clara office for the on-site interview. I meet with 7 people, 6 of which where from the team I am joining and the last person was from the HR. The on-site interview was intense, lots of coding and research related questions. However, it was a great experience. All the people I met with were nice and professional. I got a good offer within a week and I accepted it with no hesitance.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Hardware Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    Called through career fair
    3 phone interviews - mix of technical basics, riddles, HR based and about the company.
    Each interview lasted around 30-40 mins.
    The process took 2 months
    Got the offer a week after the final interview

    Interview Questions
    • You're shrunk and put in a blender, how will you get out ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Product Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    Did a phone interview with three different people over the course of two days. They asked very good questions relevant to the position. They did not ask any weird or misleading questions. Two days after the phone interview I was invited onsite to do an in-person interview with six different people. The vice president of the group was the only person who I felt was trying to trick me, and he was not very technical. Everyone else was proficient in their area and asked relevant and good questions (some of which I could not answer).

    Interview Questions
    • Vice President: "What do you know about the Tegra3 processor."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I received a pretty good oral offer from Nvidia by phone. I did not receive the written offer for three weeks. During that three week period I turned down two offers from other companies. When I finally got the written offer from Nvidia it was 10% less than the oral offer; no stock options; no relocation package. NVIDIA is NOT to be trusted with salary negotiation. Accept an oral offer at your own risk.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    Applied through website, previous experince help. The HR will contact you once you have applied there. The interview process is tiring. I ahvd 8-9 interviews. Expect 2 phone and 7 on site interviews

    Interview Questions
    • some tricky questions related to design, computer architecture   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted on Linkedin. Initial phone interview was scheduled in a few days, followed by a 4 hour onsite interview (5 people @ 45 min each), the 5th was the team manager.

    The phone interview was really standard -- data structures, UVM, ASIC performance, Big O notation, etc. The onsite interview was divided as follows:
    1) UVM basics and testbench development
    2) Cache design
    3) C++ questions (strings, arrays, data structures, etc.)
    4) Digital Design questions
    5) General overview questions, background etc. (With manager of the group).

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was not up to my standards and manager didn't leave room to negotiate.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    SLT(Systems Level Test) Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had 3 technical rounds and 1 final phone round from managers manager (more about resume), Interviewers were very good and asked only questions relevant to the job.
    The manager saw my profile on linkedin and asked me if i was available for an interview. Later on a recruiter contacted me and set up a interview. There were 3 face to face rounds of half hour each. 2 Days after the interview I was contacted by the recruiter again to schedule a phone interview with the managers manager and later on in the day I was Offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Components of a mobile system mother board? and some basic questions on computer architecture and on perl, python.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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