Lockheed Martin Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin.

Interview Details

I received a phone call to arrange an face-to-face interview a couple of weeks after submitting my CV through the LM site. There were no tests or phone interviews beforehand. The interview was held by one team leader and one program/product manager and was extremely high level, mainly made up of run-of-the-mill HR style questions. It lasted 30-45 minutes.

Only one real technical/programming question was asked, despite that being the main focus of the role I was interviewing for. The sample code I was asked to improve was very basic (not a real world example, only a few lines) and had no context associated with it. It was obvious there was a "right answer" the interviewers were looking for but although I suggested several improvements, with little surrounding information I could not find that right answer and it was clear that that was the end of my chances of securing the role.

The interviewers very much stuck to the printed questions on the sheets in front of them rather than having a real interest in my experience or abilities. I wasn't asked to run through my CV or discuss any projects I had worked on even though they were very relevant to the opening.

I received a standard rejection email a week later.

Interview Questions
  • Here is some elementary code. Explain how you would improve it.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience

Other Interview Reviews for Lockheed Martin

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Edison, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially they will conduct a telephonic round, after that have a skype call and if required in-person interview will be scheduled. Starts from basic questions and then will drill you down deeper.
    initially they asked me about asp.net then asp.net mvc and sql server.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eagan, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eagan, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Worked for them before, so already had history and knowledge of processes. Knowledge of project along with experience with hiring personnel. This was the third time at being hired by Lockheed.

    Negotiation Details
    Was offered more than asking.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    One interview. Talked to four people, one on one and two on one. Included tech out.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were expected. Tech out and general business knowledge.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Onsite Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Code the solution for the Tower of Hanoi   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate and ask for more than normal rates
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was rather lax. Manager only had limited knowledge of the technologies used on his project.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. The interview process is a joke.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. Here's the offer: take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is lighter than you would find at top high tech firms in the silicon valley. Expect a phone screening and then a day long in person interview where you will be ask to demonstrate coding ability.

    Interview Questions
    • They may ask you some physics questions if applying for a job in satellite operations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a high salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Marietta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marietta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    They just parade you into the office and ask if you are interested in the job. Interviews at Lockheed are not technical oriented, or at least I haven't experienced one that is. They just ask some questions about your resume and then sell you on working for them.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase, they offer you a max range % based on the level you are and HR will only allow up to a certain amount.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA (US)
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I've had several interviews within Lockheed Martin. None of them were the same. It really depends on the team, and how they chose to conduct their interviews. For example, my first interview with Lockheed was really easy-going. I went in really relaxed, got the typical interview questions (e.g., why are you looking to leave your current company, what are your strengths/weaknesses, etc.). I was only interviewed by one person, who was the Deputy Program Manager at the time. It was a small project and team. The second interview I had a few years later was a larger program. I was again interviewed by one person, same types of questions. This time it was the team lead that interviewed me. The interviewer was really looking for a baseline level of competencies, some strengths and a willingness to try and learn new things. Without boring you with all the interviews I've been on since joining (programs come to an end, mobility within the company), I'll share with you the worst. It was a tag team interview. The team was very bright and the work was equally interesting. I had a phone screen first, and shared with them my knowledge and weaknesses. I was then invited to an in-person interview. Every question they asked had nothing to do with anything on my resume, and they were questions that could have been asked on the phone thereby avoiding a waste of everyone's time. So, it really just depends.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Don't EVER accept a Lockheed position without negotiating. Lockheed will bring you in for as low as possible. Even if you have a skill or other creds that is hard to come by. Be prepared to defend your reasons for wanting what your asking for. Also be prepared to turn down the position. It could be that you are simply too high for the position you are looking to fill.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    A career counselor hooked me up with a job possibility at Lockheed and they requested a phone interview. It consisted of my programming experience and other not too terribly difficult questions with the manager and two other technical people. The results were positive and they then they flew me out and I interviewed with the manager in person. That was pretty easy and we discussed more about the program.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do on your last project?   View Answer
    • How much experience do you have with Java?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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