Optum Mock Interview

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

In the fast paced world in software and technology development, heavy work loads and potential on-call duties have created a lot of burnout in professionals. Your interviewer is looking to hear that you are cognizant of the risks of burnout and that you do what is necessary to maintain your own personal health and well being and that of your family as well. While you can use this time to talk about personal interests or hobbies outside of work, try to focus on how these items help keep you refreshed for the work that you'll be doing for Optum.

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28 Optum Interview Questions & 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?