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Lockheed Martin Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2014

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in February 2013.

Interview Details – The interview consisted of meeting with both the administrative manager and the technical lead for the project. It was a typical interview with nothing out of the ordinary. Most of the questions focused on my educational background and there were not too many technical questions. They also asked about eligibility for a security clearance. This was the biggest thing they talked about.

Interview Question – Why would you be an asset to our company?   View Answer


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I applied online and interviewed at Lockheed Martin.

Interview Details – I had a a phone interview, after I applied online several weeks prior. After the phone interview I was given a face to face interview. They paid for all travel expenses and I stayed in a hotel relatively close to the company site, the face to face interviews consisted of 3 interviews with different hiring managers.

Interview Question – I would say the interview consisted of questions primarly tailored to the location of the site, career goals, and also prior work shown on resume.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in December 2012.

Interview Details – First a phone screening which was very easy. Then the personal interview with a panel of project managers. They mostly ask you about past experiences and test your knowledge on some programing aspects and teamwork importance.


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Software Engineer
Fort Worth, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in February 2011.

Interview Details – Received a call from recruiter asking if I'm interested in flying out for an on-site interview. Booked the flight for 2 weeks later.

The interview was only 1 hour long and held in a room full of large cubicles, which was somewhat distracting as I could hear other candidates interviewing. I sat down with a senior manager from the software team and someone from HR. The manager brought a binder with diagrams and flowcharts that describe her team and what they do. She presented this information for roughly 40 minutes. Then the HR rep spent 10 minutes asking me about some background information, such as my security clearance. I was then given less than 10 minutes to try to sell myself and explain why I'd be a good fit. There was no time left to ask questions and the interview ended after exactly 1 hour.

Over 2 months went by with no feedback. Then I received a call from someone in HR telling me there's a problem with the desired salary I listed in my original application. It didn't seem unreasonable to me, and I confirmed that is the range I'm looking to make but I'm open to negotiation. He demanded repeatedly to know my "current salary, as of right now, today." I politely refused, since I am under no obligation to disclose this information. He then said I could either tell him or he will find out in a background investigation. I told him that my current employer doesn't reveal our salaries, and if this is how his company treats potential employees then it is definitely not a good fit for me. He e-mailed me immediately after, saying that my experience and expectations are clearly not right for this position, but good luck with my job search.

Interview Question – No technical questions were asked. Only a few questions about educational background and current security clearance.   Answer Question


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Software Engineer
Grand Prairie, TX

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in January 2012.

Interview Details – I got a call one early morning from a recruiter telling me about a software engineering position for their MFC unit, asked if I would be interested in flying out to Texas for some in person interviews. I said yes, though I found it odd that they would fly me out to Texas without even giving me a preliminary phone interview. I flew out to Texas the following week on Monday and spent the day researching the company and going over some interview questions. I should mention Lockheed paid for travel, hotel, and car rental. The interview was set for Tuesday morning. I drove to their facility and met with an HR manager/or something. She took me to a meeting room with one other candidate and gave us a quick presentation on the company and business unit. The other candidate was an internal candidate so I knew right away I was at a disadvantage.

The interview themselves were not that hard at all. I met with two engineering managers who gave me the same presentation the HR person gave me 10 minutes ago. No questions yet...I then met with project managers for two different teams. The first manager started about introducing her project and then went to ask me basic behavioral questions (Tell me about a time, Describe a time, etc). Very easy. The second manager was more informal. He told me about the project and then just looked over my resume. Asked me a few questions (mainly behavioral) and then we just pretty much chatted for the remainder of the time.

After interviewing with the project managers, I met back with one of those engineering managers, he asked me two questions (I know one of them was: How do you handle deadlines). I ended the interview by going back to the HR person where she asked me a few questions on salary, previous employment, and willingness to relocate.

I can tell after these interviews that Lockheed Martin doesn't not care much of your technical skills (not saying that they are not important), they would teach you what you need to know. They are more concerned with how you would react to certain situations and how well you would fit and work in a team.

They said they would give me a call in a week with their decision, but after two weeks I have not heard anything. It was a great experience, but I definitely don't want to live in Texas so whether they call me or not, I don't want the job.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person?   View Answer


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Difficult Interview

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Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in November 2011.

Interview Details – After applying online, I got a call from one of the Software Engineering Managers. He asked me a couple of questions (education, project and work experience), and then said he would like to fly me up to San Jose for an onsite interview. I told him what day I was available, and he set up 4 back-to-back interviews for that date. Each of the interviews were 30 minutes long (everyone went over - there is so much to talk about and ask!). The people there were very accommodating - asked if I needed water or anything else. Very nice people.

Interview Questions

  • Talk about past experiences.   View Answer
  • Object-Oriented/coding questions: Given an array (you don't know the size), make an array that has the elements in the opposite order.
    Given classes Employee and Manager. Manager inherits from Employee. If you initialize two Employees, and set the second one to a new Manager, and print the ID, will the print statement come from Employee or Manager class function/method.
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Easy Interview

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Software Engineer
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in May 2011.

Interview Details – The person who I spoke with just asked very general questions about my experience with different types of technology. He never asked me anything specific. Topics ranged: Java (Eclipse, Netbeans Swing), C++ OpenGL 3D, jQuery, Ajax, Json, XML, LInq to XML, Service Oriented Architecture(C#). But after that, he was supposed to call me back in a week, but I never head back from him.

Interview Question – Do you have any experience in Service Oriented Architecture?   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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Software Engineer
Maryland City, MD

The process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in October 2009.

Interview Details – It was very straight forward. The interviewer was nice and asked the standard defense contracting anteriors. What was a positive and negative experience and how did you deal with them? Was not to clear on how well you did after the interview since you are just entered into another database for a second round of approval.

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Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in October 2012.

Interview Details – I had a panel interview. It took them forever to get back with me after submitting my resume. I had a phone interview first and then after several weeks was called in to the panel interview. Met with PM, HR, Tech Lead and some random Mgr from another program that I would not support. The interview was long with a lot of behavior like questions.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you were made aware of a blindspot and how did you fix it?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in December 2011.

Interview Details – Resume accepted at carrer fair- got call to set up initial phone interview and then didn't hear for a few weeks and got another call on time and date of phone interview. Overall it was an easy process just a bit worrying between calls. Playing the waiting game.

Interview Questions

  • Which person in your life have you had the most difficult time dealing with?   View Answer
  • Swap 2 integer values with only using two variables or less?   View Answers (2)

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