Interviews for DevOps / SRE roles

ClearDATA qDfH12
Oct 10, 2019 24 Comments

How are interviews for SRE / DevOps conducted at decacorns or huge unicorns or FAAMG? Is there the same focus on Leetcode as an SWE panel? More rounds of system design? Or do they just hire SWE and change them internally to SRE at team selection?

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  • ClearDATA qDfH12
    OP
    So at Google, officially the bar for SRE-SWE is higher than SWE. There's an expectation of high systems engineering knowledge and UNIX internals. You also have to solve the same coding panels that SWE get.

    Edited: SRE-SWE instead of SRE
    Oct 11, 2019 14
    • Cisco 🍦Pied
      Yeah but most of these unicorns are in the cloud and not on-prem so you’re not getting as deep of knowledge
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Airbnb sandonsky
      Experience operating at that higher level has more relevance to a wider range of companies. Only a handful of tech companies will operate their own datacenters at scale, the rest of them will build on top of other platforms.
      Oct 11, 2019
    • ClearDATA qDfH12
      OP
      I agree with that Airbnb. Btw is the Leetcode expectation for the AWS SRE the same as general SWE positions at Airbnb?
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Cisco 🍦Pied
      Yeah they make a good point. Especially the next wave of web companies. They’ll all be cloud
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Airbnb sandonsky
      I don’t know about our coding bar for SRE
      Oct 11, 2019
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      Oct 12, 2019
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