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Cadence Design Systems Senior Applications Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Applications Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

I had phone interviews followed by on-site. On-site I had 8 rounds of technical interviews. Questions from every step in the back-end design flow: floorplanning, placement, cts,STA, SI, physical verification and some scripting questions

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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    i got a call from recruiter 3 days after i applied online. He arranged a telephonic round that lasted for 30-45 min. The interviewer asked me few questions on verilog, power consumption in mos circuits. After which he arranged the on site interview in next week with 5-6 people. Few questions on analog and digital design and related to my graduate projects were asked.

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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Austin, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    There was a brief phone screen to go over my resume, then they flew me out to Austin for the technical interview. I was interviewed by six people on analog modeling and digital design using Verilog and Verilog-AMS, C programming and Perl scripting, and computer architecture and VLSI circuits.

    I got the news of the offer after 2 weeks by phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the design and working of a bus arbiter.   Answer Question
    • Write a C program or Perl script to detect when you have a straight in a hand of cards in a Poker game.   Answer Question
    • Write the Verilog-AMS code for structural and behavioral description of a low-pass RC filter   Answer Question
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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Phone screen then on site 1:1 with 6 coworkers and or managers. The day was a bit long but everyone was quite gratious and seemed concerned for my overall confort. The questions were not difficult, and there were no trick question. It was a very stright forward interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about various communication protocalls. The trqade offs between them and how and where they are used. The spicific questions were not difficult, but the exact details of the questions escape me at the moment.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    This phase was quite simple I stated what I needed the offered me more, I took it.

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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview

    Was not offered a position after first interview due to no experience with Cadence tools. Found another job using Cadence tools and after a year I was hired. The interview was with the hiring manager and just one other engineer. Some very tough questions regarding my design experience and knowledge of the tools. They were very professional and the culture seemed like a great fit.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked specific questions regarding PCB layout including how to handle differential pairs, constraints, multi-level highly complex PCBs.   Answer Question
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