Qualcomm Senior Systems Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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Neutral Experience
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No Offer
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Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in March 2013.

Interview

Applied on-line, phone screening followed by on-site

Interview Questions

  • some irrelevant math quiz problems, queueing system modeling, etc   Answer Question

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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Probability questions, TCP/IP questions, questions on PhD, PhD presentation, MAC algorithms, whiteboard problem solving. Dont lie on resume!!

    Interview Questions

    • Probability question, details on earlier project you may not remember like power consumed by block X, data rate requirement of block Y etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation is possible

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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    One hr and 4 technical interviews. I did well in 4 technical interviews which were around MAC and PHY layers: OFDM, ARQ, Queuing theory, IP/TCP. Some questions to test how I think. Overall, I like they way they ask. They are very supportive and open.

    Interview Questions

    • I did well on all questions. Got job offer after 2 days of the on-site interview but I declined.   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Several basic questions in wireless communication systems such as difference between wired and wireless networks, advantage of multicast. The interviewer is Indian. He was very nice and patient.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between wired networks and wireless networks?   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Some basic probability/stochastic process questions about lossy wireless channels.

    The last question the interview asked was: "Suppose we make 10 packet transmissions per second over a wireless channel, the channel is lossy such that with probability 1/10 a packet transmission will fail. The transmitter knows perfectly whether a transmission succeeds or fails. When it fails, the transmitter retransmit the packet, until it finally succeeds. So what is the throughput we can get?"

    This was a VERY VERY simple question that the throughput should be 9 packets/second! The interview didn't agree and simply emphasized "because of retransmission, throughput should be reduced more than 1/10" repeatedly.

    Couldn't achieve a consensus with him after a long debate and that's it.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a wireless channel with loss rate 0.1, what's the throughput one can get with retransmission.   7 Answers
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Jose, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Technical interviews with 5 employees and answered various questions from career path to background

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Talk to HR and then bargain with the managers

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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    This was an interview at the end of my internship period. First meeting with HR about salary expectation and benefits. Then went to technical one to one interviews with Qualcomm QCT division. Position was in systems engineering. Try to review basics as much as possible and show confidence.

    Interview Questions

    • Filter design problem for the RF front end.   1 Answer
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Qualcomm in October 2011.

    Interview

    Post my resume on Qaulcomm portal and get a phone interview immediately. The hiring manage is very kind and nice. The HM and another team member gave me a 2-hour phone interview. Then after two weeks, I went onto the onsite interview. The onsite interview is 1:1 and lasted 6 hours.

    Interview Questions

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