Lockheed Martin Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Lockheed Martin in March 2015.

Interview

Received a phone call to set up a technical phone interview. I was allowed a couple days to review the job description and prepare. I was asked various Java programming questions, mainly on design. Besides Java based questions, was asked about how i handled previous job situations. In total, I was asked about 7 questions.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Lockheed Martin (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Initially a total of 12 candidates including myself were sitting in a conference room. Nobody knew what positions they were being interviewed for or where they would be. A few managers came in, intorduced themselves, and talked about how the day would go. Basically, each manager worked on a different project and needed someone or knew another manager that needed someone.They were looking to fill multiple positions and just wanted to cast a wide net. So they would pull you into their office for about 30 minutes and interview you. I had 3 interviews, some people had two, others had 4 but the schedule was predetermined. If you didn't have an interview at that time you just sat with the other candidates and talked.

    I really only had one or two questions the whole time. It was more conversational rather than an typical interview, and there were no technical questions.

    It went really well for me, and Ive been doing background checks with the company. Still, its been about a month or two and theres been no offer yet

    Interview Questions

    • How would you try to convince a senior worker to try a new method

      What projects interest you

      How do you work with other people
       
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lockheed Martin (Mount Laurel, NJ) in November 2014.

    Interview

    They came out to our school's job fair and then to our Association for Computing machinery or ACM presentation where after a quick interview scheduled us for an interview. I applied for most of the software engineer positions. They called back within a couple days. Interviewed at their location. They paid for the trip and hotel.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were straight forward. Even though they said to expect mostly behavioral based interview questions, it wasn't even that it was more about going through my resume and seeing what my strengths and experiences were in and how they can translate into what they are doing.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    First I filled out several online applications on the Lockheed Martin website. Several weeks later I received an email selecting that I had been selected for several interviews in Sunnyvale, CA. I then received phone calls to assist me with creating travel plans that Lockheed would completely pay for. Finally I spent a day in San Jose at a hotel they paid for with a rental car they paid for and all my meals either paid for or reimbursed. The interviews were at Lockheed Martin's facilities and I had two interviews that spanned across a two hour span. The first was a 1 on 1 behavioral interview that was very relaxed and simple. The next interview was a 2 on 1 behavioral interview from two different managers. This second interview was very weird as they asked questions about things that they were interested in but I was worried that my answers to one manager's questions would hurt my chances at the chances the other manager would choose me to fill the full-time position. During both interviews no technical questions were asked. I was called two days later telling me that I was not being offered a position.

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    • The most unexpected thing was that no technical questions were asked at all. The interviews were completely behavioral.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Lockheed Martin.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin in February 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Why would you be an asset to our company?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin in December 2012.

    Interview

    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 Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
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    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Lockheed Martin (Grand Prairie, TX) in January 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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    Difficult Interview
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lockheed Martin (San Jose, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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.   1 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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lockheed Martin (Phoenix, AZ) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

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