This is a fantastic list, not just for the questions themselves but what kind of discussion you're hoping to have off the back of them.
Would you be interested in doing a followup post of what kind of questions are asked of you? With SRE being such an emergent discipline, I'm curious what employers are expecting from their new hires.
That's a great idea! I could do a post about questions I ask when interviewing SRE candidates for our team, for sure.
Would love to read a post on that!
The question I always ask is: what is the balance in your team between toil and planned improvement work?
I don't want to work somewhere where I am wading through burning tyres every morning
A couple of places I've interviewed for so-called SRE jobs lately weren't interested in SRE practices. They just wanted a Terraform or Kubernetes person. SRE is just like Devops now. Most places see it as a job title to fit into their current, unreformed processes
LOVE this!!! As a newly minted SRE Lead I am starting to think about these things and how we recruit people. Your post gave me a lot to think about! Thanks!
That’s awesome :) thanks for sharing
Very well-written article about the things we don't know we can ask in interviews.
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