Interview questions for DevOps / Site Reliability roles
Have 7+ YOE in DevOps/support engineering and looking for change.
Have being doing phone interviews at companies like Lyft/Jet/Microsoft for DevOps/SRE roles and questions are basically a single coding exercise involving algorithms/data structures. There are no other questions asked on areas like troubleshooting, scripting to give candidate a chance. Not sure why the focus in phone screen is only on coding/algorithms for roles where programming is up to 40-50% of time.
At Amazon we ask multiple questions in phone screen which test troubleshooting, scripting, SQL, basic coding exercise for DevOps/support engineer roles. For in-person interviews we go a little deeper but focus is never into pure software engineering.
Wanting to know if this is the current trend in industry. How to prepare for such interviews?
Are there companies where interview process is not heavily focused on coding/software engineering?