Garmin Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Garmin job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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If hired here at Garmin to develop iOS and Android software, when would you use a fragment rather than an activity?

In the development of apps for both iOS and Android, using code to create an activity versus a fragment is a highly debated topic to this day. For this question, your interviewer is looking to hear that you understand what the differences between the two are and when you feel that using a fragment is the proper direction to go. Make sure to speak to the high level overview of what an activity does to an app versus fragments.

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28 Garmin Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. If hired here at Garmin to develop iOS and Android software, when would you use a fragment rather than an activity?

  • 2. What experience do you have in the different types of software maintenance?

  • 3. At Garmin, we take security risks very importantly in our products. In your experience, what are the biggest security risks in software and what is your experience in any prevention methods?

  • 4. What software analysis and design tools do you have familiarity working with?

  • 5. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?

  • 6. If hired for this position here at Garmin, would you be comfortable handling overall project manager responsibilities for new software development?

  • 7. How do you feel cloud computing has positively impacted the software industry?

  • 8. Who would you say inspires you?

  • 9. What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

  • 10. In your current role, how would describe your ability to communicate and coordinate with the developers, testers and architects that you work closely with?

  • 11. At Garmin we take pride in our ability to stay one step ahead of our competitors. How will you contribute to this trend?

  • 12. When would you utilize a trigger within Oracle to execute a function automatically?

  • 13. Here at Garmin, we utilize feasibility studies with our customers to consider all impacts of a new system for them. Do you have familiarity working with feasibility studies in your work as a software engineer?

  • 14. What skills do you use to cope with the day to day stress and pressure on the job?

  • 15. How do you ensure that you have a healthy work-life balance in your career?

  • 16. If you were asked to review a colleague's code that they had written, what key things would you look for?

  • 17. What is one unique personality trait you possess that would help you be successful in this role with Garmin?

  • 18. Talk about a recent successful project that you worked on that required you to navigate some troubled waters during the project. What were the roadblocks and how did you overcome them?

  • 19. Do you have experience working with data in a cloud computing environment?

  • 20. Do you have experience writing a custom exception in Java?

  • 21. If you can, please provide your thoughts on the function of managed object context in developing iOS apps and software.

  • 22. What would you say is your top non-technical skill that will help you succeed in this role here at Garmin?

  • 23. Here at Garmin, we strive for continuous delivery and continuous deployment with our software. Are you familiar with these processes in your current work?

  • 24. At Garmin we value organization. Tell us about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.

  • 25. The software we develop here at Garmin requires you to have working knowledge of both privileges and roles within Oracle. Can you talk about your knowledge and experience of both within Oracle?

  • 26. Do you have any unique skills or past work experiences that we can't see on your resume that would benefit the team here at Garmin?

  • 27. Do you have experience working with different CASE tools? If so, what do you have experience with?

  • 28. If you were working on a project here at Garmin that came with frequent changes in user requirements, how would you handle that situation?