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Optum Software Developer Interview Questions, Process, and Tips

Updated 3 Jul 2024

Top Optum Software Developer Interview Questions and Answers

  • Q1. Delete a Node from Linked List You have been given a linked list of integers. Your task is to write a function that deletes a node from a given position, 'POS'. N ...read more
  • Q2. Longest Palindromic Substring You are given a string ('STR') of length 'N'. Find the longest palindromic substring. If there is more than one palindromic ...read more
  • Q3. Array Intersection You have been given two integer arrays/list(ARR1 and ARR2) of size N and M, respectively. You need to print their intersection; An intersection for thi ...read more
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15 Optum Software Developer Interview Experiences

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Software Developer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 28 Feb 2024

Interview experience
Rating 5
Very good
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
4-6 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via Campus Placement and was interviewed in Jan 2024.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Aptitude Test Round

Technical round was really good

2

Technical Round (5 Questions)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - keep coding

Software Developer Interview Questions

user image Arvind Kumar

posted on 12 Jun 2024

Interview experience
Rating 4
Good
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
2-4 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via Referral and was interviewed before Jun 2023.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Technical Round (2 Questions)

2

Technical Round (1 Question)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Prepare you resume whatever you have mentioned

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Software Developer Interview Questions

user image CodingNinjas

posted on 14 Sep 2021

I was interviewed in Nov 2020.

4 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 90 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

It was around 4 pm in the evening and it includes both MCQs and coding questions. Hackerrank platform was user friendly and good.

  • Q1. Find a value whose XOR with a given value is maximum You are given an integer 'X' and your task is to find an integer 'Y' such that the bitwise ...read more
2

Video Call Round (2 Questions)

Round duration - 40 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

30-40 minutes interview round.

  • Q1. Kth largest element in the unsorted array You are given an array consisting of 'N' distinct positive integers and a number 'K'. Your task is to ...read more
  • Q2. Puzzle

    How to measure 9 minutes using only a 4 minute and 7 minute hourglass.

3

Video Call Round (2 Questions)

Round duration - 40 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

Resume based round and some technical concepts were asked

  • Q1. Project Questions

    Next, as I did python so these were questions were asked:

    "Docstring, Lambda. Parse in python and Delete a file in python"

  • Q2. DBMS Query

    5th highest salary in a list of salaries.

4

HR Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 20 minutes
Round difficulty - Easy

Easiest of all was the HR round.

Interview Preparation Tips

Professional and academic backgroundI applied for the job as SDE - 1 in HyderabadEligibility criteriaAbove 7 CGPAOptum interview preparation:Topics to prepare for the interview - Data Structures and Algorithms, Object-Oriented Programming, Database Management System, Operating System, Computer NetworksTime required to prepare for the interview - 5 monthsInterview preparation tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Practice DSA as much as you can, try solving medium level questions because a clear understanding of DSA is a must.
Tip 2 : Do concepts of DBMS theoretical as well as SQL query, keep reviewing along with OOPs concepts.
Tip 3 : Few days before the interview practice and review OS important concepts along with networking.

Application resume tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Make good projects that cover object-oriented as well as database concepts ( web, android, ML, or any other technology), do at least 2 major projects for a good resume
Tip 2 : Make it simple and be honest, only mention what you know also it is good to mention both technical and non-technical skills.

Final outcome of the interviewSelected

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Software Developer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 3 Jul 2024

Interview experience
Rating 4
Good
Difficulty level
Easy
Duration
Less than 2 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via campus placement at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur and was interviewed before Jul 2023.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Aptitude Test Round

Aptitude question and ds algo

2

Technical Round (2 Questions)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Prepare for ds and algo

Software Developer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 3 Mar 2024

Interview experience
Rating 4
Good
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
Less than 2 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via campus placement at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and was interviewed before Mar 2023.

1 Interview Round

1

Technical Round (2 Questions)

  • Q1. Discussed complex joins in SQL as well as the internal working mechanisms and what makes it stand out from other distributed noSQL databases
  • Q2. Also was asked implementation of insertion sort, variation of 2-sum and top view of a binary tree

Software Developer Interview Questions

user image CodingNinjas

posted on 12 Dec 2021

I was interviewed before Dec 2020.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 75 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

  • Q1. Array Intersection You have been given two integer arrays/list(ARR1 and ARR2) of size N and M, respectively. You need to print their intersection; An intersecti...read more
2

Video Call Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 40 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

  • Q1. Longest Palindromic Substring You are given a string ('STR') of length 'N'. Find the longest palindromic substring. If there is more than one pa...read more
3

HR Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 30 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

  • Q1. Basic HR Questions

    What are your expectations?

    What keeps you motivated?

Interview Preparation Tips

Professional and academic backgroundI completed Computer Science Engineering from TIET - Thapar Institute of Engineering And Technology. I applied for the job as SDE - 1 in HyderabadEligibility criteria7 CGPAOptum interview preparation:Topics to prepare for the interview - Data Structures, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Algorithms, DBMSTime required to prepare for the interview - 8 MonthsInterview preparation tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Practice coding questions
Tip 2 : Prepare data structures well

Application resume tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Mention good projects
Tip 2 : Do not put false information

Final outcome of the interviewSelected

Software Developer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 4 Mar 2022

I applied via Recruitment Consulltant and was interviewed before Mar 2021.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Resume Shortlist Round

Pro Tip by AmbitionBox:
Keep your resume crisp and to the point. A recruiter looks at your resume for an average of 6 seconds, make sure to leave the best impression.
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2

Technical Round (9 Questions)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Working culture in optum is very good. There will be three rounds of of interview. One technical and one technical manager round last one is HR round.

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user image INTERVIEW AALA

posted on 19 Nov 2021

Software Developer Interview Questions

user image CodingNinjas

posted on 16 Sep 2021

I was interviewed before Sep 2020.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 75 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

It was in the evening.
It consisted of 26 questions of easy to hard level.
It consisted of 25 MCQs and only 1 coding problem.

  • Q1. Author And Books You are given a certain format of books and their authors. For example - NameOfAuthor1 Book1 Book2 NameOfAuthor2 Book1 Your task is to print th...read more
2

Video Call Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 15 minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

It was more of CV based round. A brief discussion on projects was there followed by some questions like why optum.

  • Q1. Delete a Node from Linked List You have been given a linked list of integers. Your task is to write a function that deletes a node from a given position, 'P...read more
3

Video Call Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 15 minutes
Round difficulty - Easy

A short round where some basic dbms questions like procedure, cursor were asked. Then some questions on whether I would prefer working alone or in a team. Where I see myself in 5 years.

  • Q1. Colour the Graph You are given a graph with 'N' vertices numbered from '1' to 'N' and 'M' edges. You have to colour this graph i...read more

Interview Preparation Tips

Eligibility criteriaAbove 8 CGPA, Computer oriented branchesOptum interview preparation:Topics to prepare for the interview - DBMS, Data Structures, Algorithms, Puzzles, Operating Systems, OOPSTime required to prepare for the interview - 3 monthsInterview preparation tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Projects do not matter much for this company.
Tip 2 : I did almost all the puzzles from Interviewbit.
Tip 3 : DBMS is really important. Practice queries in SQL thoroughly. You should know the use of limit and top also. It may be asked to write the same query in more than 1 form.
Tip 4 : Practice all the data structures. Questions were simple and you should know the basics of every data structure.

Application resume tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Don't write anything just for the sake of it.
Tip 2 : If you are writing some project then be thorough with all the details. If you are not much confident, then simply remove it and focus on other subjects.

Final outcome of the interviewSelected

Software Developer Interview Questions

user image CodingNinjas

posted on 16 Sep 2021

I was interviewed in Oct 2020.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 75 min
Round difficulty - Medium

This round was MCQ and coding round. 25 MCQs and one coding question were asked. MCQs were based on OS, DBMS, Aptitude and Data Structures.

  • Q1. Minimum days to complete work We have to complete a total of ‘N’ works. Now, each work can be done on only one of the two special days given in 2 different arra...read more
2

Video Call Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 30 min
Round difficulty - Easy

This was a Data Structural round. Only one coding question was asked by the interviewer. The interviewer was very friendly. This round was very easy.

  • Q1. Bubble Sort Bubble Sort is one of the sorting algorithms that works by repeatedly swapping the adjacent elements of the array if they are not in sorted order. Y...read more

Interview Preparation Tips

Professional and academic backgroundI completed Computer Science Engineering from TIET - Thapar Institute of Engineering And Technology. I applied for the job as SDE - 1 in GurgaonEligibility criteria8Optum interview preparation:Topics to prepare for the interview - Data Structures, Pointers, OOPS,Dynamic Programminng,Operating System,DBMSTime required to prepare for the interview - 6 monthsInterview preparation tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Be confident! 
Tip 2 : Maintain high Cgpa
Tip 3 : Do your best

Application resume tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Mention clear points
Tip 2 : Atleast 3 projects and never put anything you have not revised

Final outcome of the interviewSelected

Optum Interview FAQs

How many rounds are there in Optum Software Developer interview?
Optum interview process usually has 1-2 rounds. The most common rounds in the Optum interview process are Technical, Resume Shortlist and One-on-one Round.
What are the top questions asked in Optum Software Developer interview?

Some of the top questions asked at the Optum Software Developer interview -

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  2. How to change the work object status of the multiple cases from pending to clos...read more
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Interview Process at Optum Software Developer

based on 7 interviews in last 1 year

2 Interview rounds

  • Technical Round 1
  • Technical Round 2
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Interview experience

Rating 4
Very Good

Difficulty level

Easy 17%
Moderate 83%

Duration

Less than 2 weeks 43%
2-4 weeks 29%
4-6 weeks 14%
6-8 weeks 14%

People are getting interviews through

based on 8 Optum interviews
Referral
Campus Placement
37%
37%
26% candidates got the interview through other sources.
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Optum Software Developer Salary
based on 391 salaries

Average annual salary

13 Lakhs
₹5.2 L/yr - ₹19.5 L/yr
56% more than the average Software Developer Salary in India
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 4.0

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 3.7

Salary & Benefits

 4.2

Job Security

 3.8

Company culture

 3.2

Promotions/Appraisal

 3.7

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