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Updated 4 Jul 2024

Top Optum Software Engineer Interview Questions and Answers

  • Q1. Nth Element Of Modified Fibonacci Series You have been given two integers ‘X’ and ‘Y’ which are the first two integers of a series and an integer ‘N’. You have to find th ...read more
  • Q2. Count Consonants In a String Given a string ‘STR’ which consists of uppercase and lowercase characters and spaces. Count the number of consonants in the string. A consona ...read more
  • Q3. Merge Two Sorted Linked Lists You are given two sorted linked lists. You have to merge them to produce a combined sorted linked list. You need to return the head of the f ...read more
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32 Optum Software Engineer Interview Experiences

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Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 14 Mar 2023

Interview experience
Rating 3
Average
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
2-4 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via Naukri.com and was interviewed in Feb 2023.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Resume Shortlist Round

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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 (3 Questions)

3

One-on-one Round (2 Questions)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Just be confident and share your authentic experience only.

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • Java
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Development
  • Spring Boot
  • Javascript
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Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 15 Nov 2023

Interview experience
Rating 5
Very good
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
Less than 2 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via campus placement at Banasthali University and was interviewed before Nov 2022.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Resume Shortlist Round

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Don’t add your photo or details such as gender, age, and address in your resume. These details do not add any value.
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2

Coding Test Round

Pattern: 2 coding questions and few technical+non-technical mcqs
platform: Mettl .com

3

Technical Round (4 Questions)

  • Q1. 1 Coding Ques was asked and Some concept of OOPs, Networking and DBMS. And discussion on projects and internship.
  • Q2. Arrange the array in decreasing order without extra space and without sort function & reverse function.
  • Q3. What is encapsulation, TDP, UDP, Normalization etc
  • Q4. Asked about projects and Internship

Interview Preparation Tips

Topics to prepare for Optum Software Engineer interview:
  • DBMS
  • DSA
  • OOPs
  • Projects
Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Be confident, and trust on your learning material, Be calm at the time of interview don't panic and try to speak out to interviewer

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • Web Technologies
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  • Hibernate
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Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 23 Aug 2023

Interview experience
Rating 5
Very good
Difficulty level
Easy
Duration
2-4 weeks
Result
-

I applied via campus placement at Motilal Nehru Institute National Institute of Technology (NIT), Allahabad and was interviewed before Aug 2022.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round

Duration was 1hr 30 min in which 1 coding questions which was easy level based on binary search and some aptitude based questions and core subjects mcqs

2

Technical Round (1 Question)

  • Q1. OOPS concepts , code function overloading and overriding , 1 sql query based on joins , fibonaccie number program , some os questions
3

Technical Round (1 Question)

  • Q1. Oops questions , OS questions , DBMS questions , basics of cloud computing, sql query based on joins, c/c++ questions , osi model layers, Projects related quest...read more

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Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 18 Apr 2024

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

I applied via Naukri.com and was interviewed in Mar 2024.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round

It was a standard and pretty easy one

2

HR Round (2 Questions)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Optum is a great firm to join

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • Spring
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Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image CodingNinjas

posted on 28 May 2022

I was interviewed in Oct 2021.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 75 minutes
Round difficulty - Hard

There was a coding question for 50 marks which had two given test cases and 15 hidden test cases. With some basic knowledge of coding you'll be able to do it.
25 questions were there for 1 mark each on all the concepts of Computer Science.

  • Q1. Armstrong Number You are given an integer ‘NUM’ . Your task is to find out whether this number is an Armstrong number or not. A k-digit number ‘NUM’ is an Armst...read more
2

Video Call Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 60 Minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

I got the time slot of noon 12. The interviewer was very friendly. Asked some casual questions like how are you doing in these COVID Times and about hobbies to make me comfortable. Then asked me to give my introduction.Then proceeded with the technical questions. 

  • Q1. Technical Questions Asked me about the concepts of OOPS. Asked me to implement classes and objects. Then asked me to implement inheritance. Asked the difference...read more
3

HR Round (1 Question)

Round duration - 15 Minutes
Round difficulty - Easy

It was a simple round where the HR asked about my interests and hobbies. Asked my preferred location and explained about my compensation.

  • Q1. Basic HR Questions

    What are your hobbies.
    Where are you from.
    Which location would you like to work in.

Interview Preparation Tips

Professional and academic backgroundI applied for the job as Software Engineer in GurgaonEligibility criteriaAbove 7 CGPAOptum interview preparation:Topics to prepare for the interview - OOPS, SQL, DBMS, Data Structure, AlgorithmsTime required to prepare for the interview - 2.5 MonthsInterview preparation tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Study the concepts of OOPS well.
Tip 2 : Do some basic coding questions like searching sorting.
Tip 3 : For every topic study the top 50 interview questions from Edureka.

Application resume tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Only mention the projects that you are thorough with.
Tip 2 : Don't crowd your resume. Be specific to the the topics that you can answer well.

Final outcome of the interviewSelected

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • Github
  • Algorithms
  • MVC

Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 6 Jan 2023

Interview experience
Rating 5
Very good
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
Less than 2 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via campus placement at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Khurda and was interviewed in Jul 2022.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Resume Shortlist Round

Pro Tip by AmbitionBox:
Properly align and format text in your resume. A recruiter will have to spend more time reading poorly aligned text, leading to high chances of rejection.
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2

Coding Test Round

MCQ of CS subjects and one coding ques (medium level)

3

Technical Round (2 Questions)

Interview Preparation Tips

Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - Do basic DSA and fundamentals of CS subjects, can expect easy level coding questions according to leetcode and gfg, good grasp in CS subjects like DBMS, a little bit knowledge of SQL, oops etc will do

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • Java
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Development
  • Spring Boot
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • Web Development
  • J2Ee

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Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Anonymous

posted on 26 Feb 2023

Interview experience
Rating 5
Very good
Difficulty level
Moderate
Duration
Less than 2 weeks
Result
Selected Selected

I applied via campus placement at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna and was interviewed in Aug 2022.

2 Interview Rounds

1

Aptitude Test Round

Frequently asked questions like Profit loss ,Percnetage etc

2

Coding Test Round

Mostly String and array based questions asked by this company In array like prifix sum and in string like Count array type questions will be asked

Interview Preparation Tips

Topics to prepare for Optum Software Engineer interview:
  • DBMS
  • OOPS
  • Data Structures
  • SQL
  • Java
Interview preparation tips for other job seekers - For Interview preparation you have to deep knowledge of oops and dbms and sql knowledge also required

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • Web Technologies
  • Application Development
  • Web Services
  • Microservices
  • Hibernate
  • Jenkins
  • .Net
  • Angular

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user image Institute of Aeronautical Engineering

posted on 19 Nov 2021

Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image Shreya Verma

posted on 4 Jul 2024

Interview experience
Rating 5
Very good
Difficulty level
-
Duration
-
Result
-

2 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round

There were DSA and SQL questions

2

Technical Round (1 Question)

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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  • C#
  • Kafka
  • CSS
  • Python
  • JQuery
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Rest

Software Engineer Interview Questions

user image CodingNinjas

posted on 16 Sep 2021

I was interviewed before Sep 2020.

3 Interview Rounds

1

Coding Test Round (2 Questions)

Round duration - 60 Minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

Timing was in the morning around 10 am. This round was conducted on Hackerrank and contained 2 coding questions of easy to medium level which varied for all the students taking the test. There were 20 MCQs from topics like Java, Operating Systems, Data structures, and SQL.
I also gave a test for this company last year during internships. At that time MCQs were based on aptitude and reasoning. Also at that time, there were 2 coding questions and timing was dividing according to sections.

  • Q1. Nth Element Of Modified Fibonacci Series You have been given two integers ‘X’ and ‘Y’ which are the first two integers of a series and an integer ‘N’. You have ...read more
  • Q2. Count Consonants In a String Given a string ‘STR’ which consists of uppercase and lowercase characters and spaces. Count the number of consonants in the string....read more
2

Video Call Round (2 Questions)

Round duration - 45 Minutes
Round difficulty - Medium

This round was conducted on Cisco WebEx and the interviewer was very friendly. Firstly, we were asked briefly to introduce ourselves. Then he moved on to the CV and asked various questions about the projects, certifications, and internships mentioned. He asked about the implementation of a few features in some of the projects and also about the challenges I faced while doing the project and how I finally overcome the challenge. He also asked about various skills mentioned in the resume.

  • Q1. DBMS and SQL Three DBMS questions were asked: - 1. Difference between delete, truncate, drop commands 2. Explain the concept of various types of keys used in DB...read more
  • Q2. Merge Two Sorted Linked Lists You are given two sorted linked lists. You have to merge them to produce a combined sorted linked list. You need to return the hea...read more
3

HR Round (3 Questions)

Round duration - 30 Minutes
Round difficulty - Easy

This round started with my Introduction. Then he moved on to behavioral questions just to get an understanding of how we deal with situations and our thinking process.
 

Interview Preparation Tips

Professional and academic backgroundI completed Computer Science Engineering from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology. I applied for the job as Software Engineer in HyderabadEligibility criteriaAbove 7.5 CGPAOptum interview preparation:Topics to prepare for the interview - Data Structures, Algorithms, OOPS(C++ & Java) , DBMS, Operating Systems, Aptitude, Resume(Projects)Time required to prepare for the interview - 2 monthsInterview preparation tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Do at least 2 good projects and make an attractive resume mentioning all your skills in the best possible way(Don't include any False commitments)
Tip 2 : Practice easy to medium level coding questions from geeks for geeks or Leetcode.
Tip 3 : Prepare everything mentioned in your resume properly including Java, SQL.

Application resume tips for other job seekers

Tip 1 : Include projects and experiences in detail.
Tip 2 : Make an eye-catching resume clearly mentioning all your skills including subjects like data structures, JAVA, SQL, etc. The database is a very important skill if you have its knowledge.

Final outcome of the interviewSelected

Top skills recommended for Optum Software Engineer interview

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Optum Interview FAQs

How many rounds are there in Optum Software Engineer interview?
Optum interview process usually has 2-3 rounds. The most common rounds in the Optum interview process are Coding Test, Technical and Resume Shortlist.
How to prepare for Optum Software Engineer interview?
Go through your CV in detail and study all the technologies mentioned in your CV. Prepare at least two technologies or languages in depth if you are appearing for a technical interview at Optum. The most common topics and skills that interviewers at Optum expect are Java, Software Engineering, Software Development, Spring Boot and Javascript.
What are the top questions asked in Optum Software Engineer interview?

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

  1. How to make restrict a class so that it can not be inheri...read more
  2. What are constructors in dot net core and how will you overload a construct...read more
  3. Arrange the array in decreasing order without extra space and without sort func...read more
How long is the Optum Software Engineer interview process?

The duration of Optum Software Engineer interview process can vary, but typically it takes about less than 2 weeks to complete.

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Interview Process at Optum Software Engineer

based on 8 interviews in last 1 year

3 Interview rounds

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  • Coding Test Round
  • Technical Round
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Interview experience

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Difficulty level

Easy 50%
Moderate 50%

Duration

Less than 2 weeks 67%
2-4 weeks 33%

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based on 19 Optum interviews
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47%
26%
21%
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