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Qualcomm Systems Test Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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I interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2013.

Interview Details – I been asked interviewed on phone as a part of the screening process. As the job was closer to the testing, my interview questions were fully dependent on the programming skills I possess.

Interview Question – Explain where is hadamard codes are used in CDMA technology?   View Answer

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

Interview Details – Two phone interview

Interview Question – 1. Group Delay for IIR and FIR filter
2. Difference between transport layer and network layer
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Interview Details – Had 1st telephonic interview.... mostly technical last for 50-55 minutes. Recieved call for second telephonic interview which is not scheduled yet

Interview Question – Interview went well as expected   Answer Question

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San Diego, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in September 2010.

Interview Details – 6 interviews. 3 staff enginneers, one manager and 2 directors . 3 rounds were technical questions focussing more on my back ground in communications ications. one was in C programming( basics)

Interview Question – To draw complete block diagram of OFDM   View Answer

Negotiation Details – not negotiable

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Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2012.

Interview Details – Telephonic interview invitation via email. Scheduled after 2 weeks(they are flexible with dates).
Interviewer was very friendly. It was a test of very basic C and Hardware knowledge
Got result after 2 weeks via email.
Got rejected due to lack of preparation.

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  • Basic C (switch v ifelse, char pointers, linked list etc)   Answer Question
  • Name all pins of a 20 pin microprocessor if you were to design one for a small application and related questions   Answer Question

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San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2010.

Interview Details – I first had a telephonic interview with engineering staff/manager, it went for about 45 minutes. He asked my recent job experience, wireless protocol related questions, my graduate projects and all. After 1 week on telephonic interview I got an onsite call, there were 8 people for interview panel, each for 40-45 min in person, 4 of them were Engineering manager, 3 of them were senior/staff engineers and 1 HR. In interviews they asked me bunch of wireless protocol related questions, projects, net working concepts, digital communication concepts etc. After around 3 weeks of my onsite Interview, I got an offer from QC.

Interview Question – Give me any example where you were involved in debugging the complex problem and how did you debug it?   View Answer

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Interviewed at Qualcomm

Interview Details – Moderately difficult interview process with 6-7 onsite individual interviews after a phone screen.

Interview Question – Systems level debugging for a hypothetical issue.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It took 5 weeks to get the offer in hand after a verbal offer.

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Systems Test Engineer

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in September 2011.

Interview Details – most questions are related my resume. 70% is about my work expirence, 20% is about my MS and BS thesis work. Some basic questions about telecommunication knowledge. I prepared a lot of stuff infront of me, the most useful thing is laptop. because I can search online sometime. everything goes well. not difficult.

Interview Question – what are the hard and soft decisions?   Answer Question

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