Optum Mock Interview

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

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

"As I am passionate about my career as a UX designer, I am also passionate about my family. Any moments outside of work are spent coaching my kids traveling baseball teams in the summer months and then spending as many weekends as possible on the ski slopes. These activities help keep me active, physically fit and keep my mind centered on what it truly important in my life when work weeks get stressful."

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28 Optum Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Optum, Inc. interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 14 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our answers.

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

  • 2. Our cloud computing at Optum requires our experts to take proper security measures in their work. What security measures are you familiar with utilizing in a cloud platform?

  • 3. How do you stay organized and on track when working on multiple projects or duties at the same time?

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

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

  • 6. In SQL, how do you explain the differences between clustered and non-clustered indexes? Can you name a time that you used each?

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

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

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

  • 10. In designing Android software, what is your experience using parcelable versus serializable within an app?

  • 11. In your current work, what are the important steps you take in the data validation process?

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

  • 13. If hired here at Optum, what do you feel would be the biggest hurdle for you to overcome from the start?

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

  • 15. Culture fit is important to us at Optum. How would you describe your personality?

  • 16. At Optum, 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?

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

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

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

  • 20. Looking at our products and services, what do you think we do better at Optum than any of our competitors?

  • 21. What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?

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

  • 23. Here at Optum, 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?

  • 24. What do you see as the top benefits of moving to a cloud based computing platform?

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

  • 26. What data cleaning methods are you familiar with and comfortable using if hired for this role at Optum?

  • 27. What do you feel is one of the top issues that is faced by data engineers today?

  • 28. Here at Optum, we ask our test engineers to follow specific QA protocols. What role do you feel QA plays in software development and testing?