Sigma Designs Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sigma Designs.
Interview Details – 2 Phone interviews over 2 weeks.
On site interview for about 5-6 rounds.
Mostly technical with a lot of programming on white board, designing algorithms, questions on embedded systems, RTOS, OS concepts, etc
Interview Question – Design a message system in RTOS environment given a lot of constraints like latency, message size, etc with minimum complexity. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation was allowed. The offer was below the average for the position in Bay Area.
Senior Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Sigma Designs in January 2011.
Interview Details – The interview happened a week after an employee referred me. There were five 45-minute 1:1 technical interviews and two half-hour 1:1 behavioral interview. The technical interviews were intense while the behavioral interview tend to be easier. The technical director tend to give you hard time. Make sure you are well prepared before you go.
Interview Question – How many low power designs have you done? Tell me how do calculate IR drop. Answer Question
Ehgineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sigma Designs in January 2010.
Interview Details – general questions asked, like experience, past work, etc.
Interview Question – how many years experience Answer Question