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Qualcomm Hardware Test Engineer Interview Questions

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Hardware Test Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
No Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in April 2014.

Interview

Pro-Telephone Interview went well. I was asked about different items on my resume.

Con- Even though I had to big projects which would have really benefited the company I did not get an in-person interview. Should have known since the Interviewer seems like he didn't understand what I was saying.

Interview Questions

  • C/C++ programming questions which weren't really hard.   2 Answers

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    Hardware Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Received the onsite interview request after the phone interview. The onsite process includes 6 rounds.

    Technical interviewers were easy going, they would give you hints or lead you if you have no clue. Asked about hardware test related questions, include what to test, how to test, what could be reasons if result is not as expected. Require basic knowledge about circuit schematic diagram, wireless communication transceiver diagram, noise figure, link budget calculation, sensitivity, testing equipment (e.g. VNA, Spectrum analyzer, etc.), basic C++ or C#

    HR interview was very nice, introduced the company and its benefits, very few behavior questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about problems one may see in practical testing, and how to debug the problem. They want to see how you think about the problem if you don't have experience.   1 Answer

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    Hardware Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    Got a phone interview after 3 week of applying online.

    Interview Questions

    • It was total technical interview which included questions from software as well as hardware point of view.   2 Answers
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    Hardware Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    1. Contacted for phone interview.
    2. Phone interview consisted of technical questions regarding communication theory, semiconductor technology, mixed signal technology, and anything on your resume.
    3. Called in for face to face interview which was one on one interviews with different engineers presenting different technical questions and problems.
    4. Contacted me within a week with their decision.

    -Overall very impressed with the company and process though location circumstances made it not work out.

    They ask about a lot of acronyms specific to industry that maybe unknown to a guy fresh from college, this is just to see how much you know.

    Software/Digital people might find the hardware questions like ADC/DAC troubleshooting and semiconductor technology difficult.

    Hardware/Analog people should be ready for programming and algorithm questions.

    Interview Questions

    • If the input signal to an ADC is a perfect sine wave but the output spectrum of the ADC shows significant odd harmonics, what is wrong with the ADC?   1 Answer

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    Hardware Test Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I had 1:1 telephonic interview for the Corporate Testing group. Desired skills being digital circuits, c, c++, RF, Communications, testing I was interviewed with all the mentioned areas . Had been asked for quite a lot of questions with around 4-5 for every aspect. Interview lasted around 1 hr 10 mins. Questions regarding different scenarios of testing , RF measurement instruments, C coding ,

    Interview Questions

    • how would you test a RAM ?   2 Answers
    • Converting NAND gate into NOT , how would you test a buffer using ocilloscope and other devices   1 Answer
    • C function to detect odd number, detect if number is odd , calculate characters in string   1 Answer
    • Difference between CDMA and GSM, what is MIMO and advantage of it   Answer Question

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