10 Sample DevOps Interview QuestionsYou finally got that interview for an awesome DevOps Engineering Job with Company X,co...
4. How would you assess how “deployable” a system is?How do you know when a deployment is ready?5. How would you prepare f...
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10 Sample DevOps Interview Questions

  1. 1. 10 Sample DevOps Interview QuestionsYou finally got that interview for an awesome DevOps Engineering Job with Company X,congratulations! Company X is pretty smart (or at least, hopefully) for realizing they needa “DevOps guy” (or gal).Now that you have the interview, what kind of questions might they ask you? After a bitof research, here are 10 pretty good ones that I’ve come across:1. How does HTTP work? How does a web page appear in a browser?Basically, to prove that you understand (at a high-level) the infrastructure you’ll beworking with.2. What are some examples of how you might scale a write/read-heavyapplication? Why?Do you know how to scale different kinds of applications?3. Tell me about the worst-run/best-run outage you’ve been a part of. What made itbad/well-run?Take lessons from both failures and successes in dealing with outages.
  2. 2. 4. How would you assess how “deployable” a system is?How do you know when a deployment is ready?5. How would you prepare for a migration from one platform to another?Fairly self-explanatory, how do you handle transitions?6. What is the purpose of a post-mortem meeting?Do you know how to learn from mistakes?7. How would you make key aspects of a software system traceable?So that you can figure out what happened quickly if/when something goes wrong.8. How do you handle interruptions?While it’s going to be your job to stop interruptions, how you deal with them now isimportant for getting an idea of if you know how to fix them quickly and if you know howto make devs and ops work together.9. How would you deploy software to 5000 systems?Do you know how you would go about large-scale deployments?10. What different types of testing need to be carried out on a software system,and what tools would you use to achieve this testing?Well for starters, you probably would want to test that your configurations are correctbefore and after making changes. Maybe you should try out ScriptRock?Got any other good interview questions to add? Tweet them to @ScriptRock!Happy interviewing!

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