Interviewing for Google Site Reliability team

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Jun 24, 2018 10 Comments

I have been recently approached by Google hiring team via LinkedIn for SRE team interviews. Can anyone help me by giving good references and pointers for what and where to prepare for?

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  • Google xz43h
    Depends on SRE-SWE or SRE-SE. For SWE it's going to be mostly code related interviews. For SE, much more on the Linux/troubleshooting/networking etc....
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Google xz43h
    For linux, best to just use it. Get comfortable with the file system layout, bash, common utilities, especially for troubleshooting system internals (strace, lsof, etc..) familiarize yourself with /proc and /sys- what you can glean and change in the behavior of the OS. Read up on Linux memory management, IPC mechanisms, etc...
    Jun 26, 2018 1
    • Dell LUHV04
      Any online resources that cover the above topics?
      I have a potential SRE interview coming up , and wanted to learn above points.
      May 6
  • Sizmek / Eng
    Anon1532

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    It is SRE SWE team. Can you give me some good references to old interview questions. As far as I understand I can learn algorithms from leet code and geeks for geeks. What about language specific details like inheritance, etc. Any pointers to that
    Jun 25, 2018 4
    • Oscar / Eng
      tc/gtfo

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      tc/gtfomore
      Nope. Nobody would ask textbook OO stuff. Leetcode, system. Even for Sre-swe you need to be good at system and linux. So leetcode! You can find on glassdoor and google around.
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Sizmek / Eng
      Anon1532

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      Thanks man.
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Oscar / Eng
      tc/gtfo

      Oscar Eng

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      Hi. I am real and I am pretty friendly. Just here for some happiness.
      tc/gtfomore
      Btw. If you are good with Python, go with Python. You can use c. C++. Shell whatever but I always find Python best for most problems (maybe shell if someone asks you to do admin stuff).
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Sizmek / Eng
      Anon1532

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      Yeah. I will go with python. Do you know where can we learn about system and Linux stuff
      Jun 25, 2018
  • Oscar / Eng
    tc/gtfo

    Oscar Eng

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    Hi. I am real and I am pretty friendly. Just here for some happiness.
    tc/gtfomore
    Phone interview: same as swe, leetcode. I forget, but there should be a round of system phone interview which is basically on linux (or maybe it was just for system engineer - sre). Too long ago.

    Onsite interview: same as swe but strong round on linux troubleshooting. In summary: swe plus good system admin who enjoys automate things and knows how to troubleshoot shit.
    Jun 25, 2018 1
    • Dell LUHV04
      I have a potential SRE management interview coming up.

      Would this be focused on programming or there would be Unix related queries ?
      May 7