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NVIDIA Architect Interview Questions

Updated Jun 11, 2017
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Architect Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at NVIDIA.

Interview

hr contacted me for a job position and scheduled time quickly. after the 1st phone interview there was no updates anymore. wrote to the hr asking for progress. never replied. happened to my friends as well.

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  1. Helpful (7)  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview

    after two midnight phone interviews i was flown in several days in advance to allow me to kick the jet lag.

    i then spent 8 hours being asked hard, technical questions by 9 different people, i think.

    a couple of the questions required epiphanies which i happened to have - so i was happy - but in general, i don't think those make very good interview questions. many fine interviewees are nervous and in no state to have epiphanies. conversely, you could have a middling interviewee who has heard the question before.

    the final interviewer presented me with an offer. very impressive turnaround.

    Interview Questions

    • if you could do one thing to improve a GPU, what would it be?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview

    many difficult micro-architecture questions

    Interview Questions

    • cache scheme, cache protocol, ways to choose thread, ECC   Answer Question
  3.  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I applied and received an email a week later, scheduling phone interviews. The phone interviews were over a couple of days and each lasted about 30 minutes. A few days later I was emailed and asked to come in for an on-site interview. I spoke to several managers where they asked me questions for about 30 minutes. I was then asked to complete two research quizzes, which lasted another 30 minutes.

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    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and around 3 weeks later i got an email to setup a phone interview. The phone interview was basically a background check with very few technical questions based on your previous experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at NVIDIA in September 2013.

    Interview

    General screening phone interview, asking about projects

    Interview Questions

    • None -- when explaining projects focus on the aspects that shows your knowledge in the area   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NVIDIA in March 2013.

    Interview

    I had an interview in my university. Then 3 phone interviews. During the one on campus I was asked to describe branch prediction and some architecture related questions. Then I had 3 phone interviews. Most questions were not too difficult, but require very specific experience.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to design the instruction fetching stage of a processor simulator.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I got a phone interview. It went over for about one hour. First introduce yourself, then directly go to technical questions. Mainly about memory, cache related.

    Interview Questions

    • How to deal with the problem that you frequently access the memory's two pages, suppose there is no cache.   Answer Question
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    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Did 2 phone interviews with people from different sites. Followed onsite interview with 7 1:1 sessions: 6 Engineers and 1 HR. I asked for a quick reply as I had other offers that requested reply. They did reply the Monday after the Thursday interview and I had the written offer in 1 week. Pretty impressive!
    The phone interviews were very technical and harder than interviews I had with other companies. The onsite interviews were OK, not too hard and not too easy. I was very happy to receive an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Debugging related questions. E.g. how would you use a debugger to find location of bug?   1 Answer
    • Architecture related questions: Cache, MMU etc   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Still considering the offer and comparing it with other offers I have. Will need to decide soon!


  9. Helpful (3)  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    One phone interview. Easy questions on data structures, C++. Questions on my projects.

    Interview Questions

    • algorithm to find route to a ball for a robot in a maze.   Answer Question

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