Lockheed Martin has a long tradition of holding on-campus recruiting events to attract talent. However due to proliferation of COVID-19 there had to be a creative solution to holding these events while abiding by social distancing guidelines. To retain the excitement around recruiting, Lockheed Martin engaged McCann and ROSE in creating a digital experience with a series of challenges designed to test computer science students, potentially earning them a fast-tracked interview with Lockheed Martin. The Challenges are housed in a virtual Lockheed Martin research facility, designed by McCann, and supported by an intricate back-end system developed by ROSE.


Lockheed Martin

Agency Partner



Aerospace & Defense



How It Works

Students will have four challenges that increase in difficulty as they work through them. The students who complete all four challenges and reach the “Recruitment Level” will see a Completion Board and see other students from the same school to have made it to that level. Within each level there are “Hotspots” that house useful information and tips. Students can come back to the challenge at any point during their school’s access window without losing their progress.


The Build and Development

In partnership with McCann, we developed their designs into a system that allows for users to have a seamless user journey. Students have the ability to access the portal, upload their files, and see who is progressing to different levels. Additionally, we developed a code validation system designed to compile the code the student wrote, confirm that the code submitted fits the criteria of the challenge, and then return a result for the student — this technology is also able to run multiple coding languages depending on what each student decides to use.


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code validated