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Qualcomm Interview Questions & Reviews in Boulder, CO

Updated Oct 27, 2013
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Embedded Software Engineer
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – After submitting my resume, I received an e-mail stating they were interested. The phone interview wasn't too bad, it lasted about 1 hour and focused mainly on technical programming questions. The on-site interview was pretty intense. I interviewed with 4 different people where they grilled me on technical questions. They are mostly interested in data storage and retrieval; hash tables, binary search trees, etc.

Interview Question – Given a list from 1 to 100, name all the different ways you can determine if there are duplicates. Which is the most efficient?   Answer Question

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Embedded Software Engineer Interview

Embedded Software Engineer
Boulder, CO

I interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online. Invited for a phone interview after 2 months.

Interview Question – Questions about RTOS   Answer Question

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Systems Test Engineer Interview

Systems Test Engineer
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2013.

Interview Details – A two hour technical interview, followed by a four hour technical interview + 1/2 with human resources. Asked to write program in to find greatest common factor, code the bubble sort algorithm, swap a string (end to end) and determine if it is a palindrome, and a parser. Was impressed with most of the people I met. Seems like a good organization.

Interview Question – One of the interviews was with a guy from Brazil. Even though I actually speak Spanish, I had a very hard time understanding him. He asked a question about writing a parser (code something that will extract part of a string and put it in a hash to determine if it is a duplicate). I didn't understand everything he was saying, but didn't want to be rude, so I did the best I could, but I am pretty sure I missed some of what he was saying.   View Answers (2)

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Software Engineer
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – Applied online. Some questions asked:
Write code to:
1. convert from big endian to small endian.
2. convert decimal to binary.
3. Return the n element from end of a linked list.
4. Count the occurrence of every word

Interview Question – what is the significance of '20 log x'?   View Answers (2)

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Embedded Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boulder, CO

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by phone about a hiring event for their Colorado office, which took place about a month after the initial call. They flew me out to Colorado with flight, hotel, and meals paid for. Event included campus tour, Q&A session, and the interviews. There were three 45 minute interviews on computer algorithms, debugging, and multithreading.

Interview Question – The most difficult question for me ended up being a multithreading question, mostly because it was the subject least familiar to me.   View Answer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

Interview Details – this is at colorado. Only has one interview

Interview Question – what is heap storage   Answer Question

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Interim Engineering Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – I got the mail from HR requesting a phone interview. The interview was pretty standard, testing your basics in C and a bit in UNIX. The next day, I got an invitation for a second phone interview. This was also technical, more focused on testing skills on networking along with a few questions on my resume and a logical question.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Pretty standard questions like reversing a string in C etc.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation. The pay was good for an intern :)

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Embedded S/W Engineer At Boulder Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boulder, CO

I applied online - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2012.

Interview Details – Applied and got a call within a week . Had 2 phone and 1 on site .
phone 1 - pretty basic c questions - pointers , static var etc
phone 2 - basic quests on tree , linked list , some synchronization questions,mutiple reader writer question - ntn out of the ordinary .

on site - since it was embedded , prepared a lot on OS concepts. sadly nothing much was asked .
focused on bits , how to handle overflow of integers . simple lock quests.
linked list - insert into sorted LL
tree - find common ancestor in BST
some deadlock question , how to avoid .
given a file that has numbers that represent age of people , find the median .
since it is age , we know the range ( 0-100 ) . read the file and store the numbers in array of 100 elements .

Interview Question – one of my projects had patterns of shortest distance path . Hence was asked couple of questions in graph .   Answer Question

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Embedded Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boulder, CO

I applied online and interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – The over all interview was a pleasant experience. The interview consisted of 4 one on one interviewers asking technical questions and one HR session.

Interview Question – A brain teaser question where we have to find out 45 minutes with the help of two ropes. Given that one rope burns completely in 1 Hr and the rate or burning is not consistent.   View Answers (2)

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Early Identification Program Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – Simple and straightforward. Asked me about some previous work I had done at an internship.

Interview Question – No real technical questions. Only questions about my previous work.   Answer Question

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