Interview Questions

DevOps Interview Questions

Prepare for your DevOps interview. Understand the required skills and qualifications, anticipate the questions you may be asked, and study well-prepared answers using our sample responses.

Table of Contents
  1. Are you familiar with Puppet, Chef, or another configuration management tool?
  2. What are the benefits of using a version control system like Git?
  3. How would you go about debugging a broken deployment?
  4. What is your experience with continuous integration tools?
  5. Provide an example of a time when you had to manage a team of engineers.
  6. If we were to look at your code, what would be the first thing we would notice?
  7. What would you do if you noticed a problem in production and you didn’t know who to talk to about it?
  8. How well do you understand the value of performance testing?
  9. Do you have experience working with staging environments?
  10. When is it appropriate to push a code update to production?
  11. We want to improve our deployment process. Where would you start?
  12. Describe your process for testing a new code update.
  13. What makes you stand out from other candidates?
  14. Which programming languages do you feel comfortable working with?
  15. What do you think is the most important skill for a DevOps engineer to have?
  16. How often do you perform quality assurance tests?
  17. There is a bug in a code update. What is your process for fixing it?
  18. What experience do you have with monitoring systems?
  19. How have you handled difficult conversations with stakeholders in the past?
  20. Describe your experience with Windows Server/Linux systems.
  21. What strategies do you use to keep up with new technologies?
  22. Are there any tools or platforms that you have used for automating deployment?
  23. Explain how you would design a development pipeline for a new project.
  24. Describe a problem that you’ve solved related to DevOps automation.
  25. How do you think about monitoring performance metrics and using this data to improve processes?