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Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    3 Phone interviews, first 2 were technical interviews with various members of the team, third interview ended up being more HR oriented with minimal technical questions. The offer came in after the third interview.
    Doing the interviews on the phone was a little akward, especially when I had to write a C++ implementation of breadth first search and read my solution line by line. There was also an instance where my interviewer missed my second interview and we had to reschedule. All in all though, these things happen, and I felt the interviews were effective at testing my knowledge and they were pretty prompt about getting back to me.

    Interview Questions
    • I wouldn't say there was a most difficult question. There were numerous data structure/algorithm questions involving linked lists, hash tables, and operations on binary representations of algorithms. There were also questions about operating systems. I remember virtual memory and paging came up more than once.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, offer was very reasonable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    two phone interviews, no on-site yet

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at NVIDIA in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter call followed by a technical phone interview
    Asked question on basic c concepts and string questions
    The team actually wanted a experienced candidate and the interviewer gave a positive review that they are going to get back in a day and schedule onsite but the recruiter said they did not need anyone now and and interview was scheduled

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staffing Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by an employee. Then initially contacted by the hiring manager for a phone interview. She was really nice and asked the basic background questions. I was later invited to an on-site interview with her. The interview lasted about 1 - 1.5 hours. She asked a lot of behavioral questions. The next steps were to interview with 2 lead employees of the department. One of the interviewers was very easy-going while the other seemed very intimidating (I think she wanted to push my buttons). Nonetheless, they were professionals at interviewing, since they were recruiters. Then, the hiring manager had me do a scheduling exercise with her in the room. After the interviews, I received an email the following week stating that they decided to go with another candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you want to leave your current job if your bosses have given you a lot of opportunities?   Answer Question
    • You have a candidate that is scheduled with 7 interviews for the day. After three interviews, the general consensus was that the candidate was not a good fit. The candidate still has 4 interviews left. What would you do in this case?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    6 telephonic rounds --> 5 rounds technical + 1 HR. Then they took 2 weeks to tell the result.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Computer Vision Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I spoke to the hiring manager first as a screening step. This was then followed by a technical interview with a senior engineer in a slightly different role. I didn't pass this stage because I thought the role demanded more software knowledge as opposed to knowledge of Computer Vision algorithms for which the job posting was made

    Interview Questions
    • What is meant by virtual memory?
      Time complexity of insertion in Linked List vs. Array?
      Smoothing an image - what filter to use?
      Salt and pepper noise removal?
      Memory storage - heap vs stack?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardware Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 phone interviews. One with the team lead and one more with the manager. Both of them technical interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions asked were based onn FSM design, serial to parallel converter, modulo 5 operation in Verilog, clock domain crossing.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NVIDIA in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview, waiting to hear how I did.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a 32 bit unsigned integer, write a function (in C) that returns a count of how many bits are "1".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    ASIC Physical Design Engineer (Hardware Engineer) Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Screenings : 1 onsite screen for 1.5 hours at Santa Clara Office.
                            1 phone interview for 1 hour.
    5 hours of onsite. 5 interviews with physical design team.

    All the rounds were based on one single topic : Satic Timing Analysis.

    4 rounds were ok, they asked different questions in STA to check my basics. 1 round was very difficult...that guy was the senior principal engineer. He said he was the consultant for all the groups in backend design. His questions were very tough. He tested my thinking, he wasn't looking for answers.

    Interview Questions
    • 1.Inverted temperature effect on STA. the question was based on temperature effects on delay below 65nm technology. how STA works under those conditions at different corners.

      2. An interesting question about how latency affects jitter.

      3. Maximums kew allowed when lock up latches are used.

      4. OCV n questions based on it.

      5. CRPR.

      6. how does a cell get min n max delay?

      7. spef file contents, questions about star-rd extractor working.

      8. Internship exp based questions.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    didn't negotiate. They gave a very good offer. more than what i expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Software Engineering Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview Details

    Met them at a career fair and was contacted subsequently. After about a week, I had a phone interview that comprised of some basic algorithms questions and discussions on my prior projects. The interview was a little less than an hour long. I did really well and was then invited onsite.
    One of the scheduled interviewers did not make it and was replaced by some one else. There were 4 rounds.
    i) with manager: a really interesting problem but the goal was to only approximate the solution and which involved subtle nuances of low level arithmetic
    ii) algorithmic interview
    iii) question on OS synchronization
    iv) General interview in addition to discussion of my resume

    Interview Questions
    • The question with the manager was not really difficult. The final expected solution was rather unimpressive.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No scope for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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