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  • Graduate Software Developer (JAVA)

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    Interview process

    My CV was submitted on my behalf by a recruitment company. The face to face interview was the first contact I had with anyone at Lockheed.

    The interview was very centered around one's experience and items listed on their CV. Additionally, a presentation of an honors degree project had to be given.

    There were two people present, the manager and team leader of the roll specified. The interview was mostly conducted by the manager. The questions were mostly all about what was written on my CV, asking about my experience in software development. Basic questions such as "What is Object Orientation?" came up along with "How do you define inheritance in a Java class?".

    After the CV and questions were over, we moved onto a presentation of my honors project. As expected, they both asked questions to do with my project and asked me how I thought it was, did any problems arise, how was time management conducted etc...

    There were one or two competency questions, where I had to explain a situation I've been in a group scenario, who was the group leader, how were roles delegated, what role did I perform etc... They also asked general questions such as "How do you stay up to date on news in security?" and "What do you do to improve your knowledge?" And then the last few questions were about hobbies and interests.

    Most difficult question

    As it was mostly based around my CV, I didn't feel any question was particularly difficult. Personally to me as Java wasn't a program language I use, I couldn't answer how to create an inheritance class. Other than that, I felt every question was reasonable to answer.

    Interview tips

    If you arrive at an interview through submission of a CV, make sure you know every aspect of the CV and have a good answer for everything that appears on it. If you obtained an honors degree, make sure you have a 5-10 minute presentation prepared and can talk about it fluently.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    I was given a sheet of paper that was apparently from a client, it was to do with cryptography. On a whiteboard, I was tasked to write a quick pseudo code program to try and decrypt the password shown in hex. I had to explain what I was writing down and talk about how I was expected to arrive at the solution.

    Interview steps


    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video


    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric


    • Assessment centre
    • Group exercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

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