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Northrop Grumman Software Engineer I Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2017
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Software Engineer I Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (San Diego, CA) in October 2017.

Interview

I applied for the job and a couple weeks later they called for an interview. I interviewed the next day. I had 3 interviewers. All very friendly. They read through my portfolio and asked me questions based off of my resume and portfolio. Technical questions were basic (I got some of them wrong due to nerves, but still got the job so don't worry too much about that). Be yourself and show confidence. I got a call back a week later with an offer.
Advice: Go to their website and find where they give advice on interviews (it was really useful, showed exactly what they were looking for) AND make a portfolio. They were very happy that I came prepared.

Interview Questions

  • What abstract data type is Last In First Out? What are two things you would test to make sure you programmed this correctly?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman in October 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewed through their annual college day event. The entire event was very informative and a lot of fun. It was a set of 2 interviews back to back; one technical and the other behavioral. There was also a problem solving portion to the interview where you were teamed up with other candidates and given a limited amount of time to solve a practical problem. Prior military with security clearance was a big advantage with a company like Northrop

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about data structures (e.g. linklists, arrays) access time, memory requirements etc.   Answer Question
    • Systems and OS questions about processes, stack, heap, threads etc.   Answer Question
    • Project specific machine learning neural network questions   Answer Question
    • experience using software engineering process models, primarily Agile based.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for the job on their career section of their website and got a call a couple weeks later from a recruiter, which included a couple of screening questions. I was then scheduled for an onsite interview a couple weeks later. The interview was very pleasant and the managers didn't grill on you much expect some basic programming concepts (oop) and some questions on your listed experience. All in all it was a great process. I got an offer the week after the interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Haven't gotten to the negotiation phase yet

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Omaha, NE) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I initially had a virtual meeting with a recruiter.
    I received an e-mail inviting me to a hiring event.
    At the hiring event I met with two different interview teams and then had a networking session.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe a project that you are proud of?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Aurora, CO) in October 2016.

    Interview

    No technical questions, mainly past work and behavioral situation questions. Two groups of two people each. All interviewers were actual engineers or at least managers of a team of engineers.

    Interview Questions

    • What bad thing are you teammates saying about you right now?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Met with three two managers and two software engineers. Really pleasant experience, they were mostly interested about my experiences in undergrad, and the courses I took. Asked a few technical questions that were out of the scope of my education such as the software life cycle, but I prepared for these questions ahead of time and nailed them.

    Interview Questions

    • Write out the code for the Fizz Buzz puzzle in Python or C   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Fairfax, VA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email two days after my application for an in-person interview. The interview consisted of four Northrop Grumman engineers who probed my knowledge and experience with the development process. Questions were more geared towards handling development in a team environment rather than personal programming knowledge (and rightfully so).

    The interview clocked in at just under an hour. Be prepared to discuss and elaborate on specific experiences as you have listed on your resume. If you have experience through internships or college projects, refresh your memory on specific techniques that you utilized.

    Interview Questions

    • We've all dealt with problematic team members, be it in school or work life. How would/have you go/gone about dealing with a team member who does not seem to be pulling their weight?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Orlando, FL) in November 2015.

    Interview

    They contacted me via email and asked me to come in for an interview in a day or two. It was really comfortable, lasted about an hour. They just asked about my past experience. Told me they would let me know if I need to come back for a second interview. That was over a month ago and still no response.

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redondo Beach, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Redondo Beach, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my school's career fair. They contacted me for an onsite interview. Very professional about communicating the process.

    The interview itself was great. They were very friendly and allowed the interviewees time to socialize and relax beforehand with refreshments.

    I ended up choosing another company that more closely matched my career goals, but the whole process with Northrop has left me with a very positive impression of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly situational (ex: how would you handle X situation)   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (New York, NY) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interview with managers. 4 face to face interviews total. Mostly technical questions, some behavioral questions. Had to draw up a binary tree which was easy. Overall pretty difficult technical questions.

    Interview Questions


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