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Cadence Design Systems Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Dec 14, 2017
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewed with manager personally, followed by 2 phone interviews each with a team member which were technical questions for the most part and then one more phone interview with manager regarding experience with working with customers

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Product Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview was scheduled through Email, asked basic Verilog question. Then I was called for an onsite. Received Offer after 2 days.
    Important topics:
    Writing Synthesizable Code
    Understanding ASIC flow.
    Assertions.
    How do to debug a design.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very efficient and quick. Cadence contacted be shortly after I submitted my application to schedule a phone screening, and then shortly after that to schedule an on-site interview. The entire process of interviewing and waiting for them to contact me took about two weeks from when I submitted my application, which was a good length of time.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about what was on my resume and my work ethic   Answer Question

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    Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Applied for the job and was contacted a month later. When I was contacted, I was asked to come in for an interview with a 2 day notice. I made arrangements and had an interview with my manager and intern program manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was too surprising. It's an entry level internship, so the questions aren't going to be terribly hard.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Lead Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The process of interview was very smooth. First phone screen was done by a company recruiter, then by a department director. Then I got onsite interview invitation in San Jose.

    Interview Questions

    • describe the architecture that you designed before. coding...   Answer Question

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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I had a 1 hour onsite panel interview with 3 team members: IT Group Director, IT Architect, and Vice President of IT. Everybody was friendly and didn't ask tricky questions. I was asked about my prior experience mostly.

    Interview Questions


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    Lead Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview was scheduled through email in April 2017, Manager asked about my resume and projects in the current company. He was very good and diligent in explaining the role and responsibility about the position. It lasted for about half an hour. 3 weeks later, they scheduled an on-site interview. It involved technical interviews by 6 people. The on-site interview lasted for about 5-6 hours. 1 week later, I received the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about my resume and work in depth.   1 Answer
    • Was asked to draw schematics and answered relevant questions.   Answer Question
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    Principal Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was scheduled for one day, back-to-back with 5 people. That included my first and second line managers, one peer test engineer, and two sw/fw engineers. The scheduling was clear, I have received prior email with directions and instructions, and all interviewers were very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were related to my area of expertise, programming languages, embedded systems etc. Pretty basic level, no tough questions.   Answer Question

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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    telephone screening followed by an on site interview. perfect arrangements were made regarding my travel and accommodation services. Friendly interviewers but they did not get back to me since they had a hiring freeze at thatpoint

    Interview Questions

    • questions on my knowledge in cadence virtuoso software, my projects and experiences. Basic transistor design questions, Verilog programming.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I spoke with my hiring manager, completed two phone interviews, and then went on site in San Jose to interview with the team. We meshed quite well and I was offered a position on the team that I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a FILE* object and a desired number of bytes to be read from it, implement a reentrant function to read the file, utilizing a buffer.   1 Answer

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