DevOps Interview Questions & Answers! (How to PASS a DevOps Engineer Interview!)

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In this interview tips training tutorial, Richard McMunn will cover:

1. A list of DEVOPS interview questions I recommend you prepare for;
2. Example ANSWERS to help you PASS your DevOps Engineer interview;
3. The QUALITIES you MUST demonstrate during your DevOps interview;
4. Further resources to help you PASS your DevOps Engineer interview!

Q1. Tell me about yourself and why you want to work in this DevOps role?
Q2. What are the most important skills and qualities needed to work as a DevOps Engineer?
Q3. Why do you want to work for our organization in this DevOps role?
Q4. Tell me about the hardest day you’ve had as a DevOps Engineer?
Q5. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Q6. You are giving a presentation to a number of non-technical company managers. They have no technical knowledge and they are struggling to understand your presentation. How would you adapt your presentation, so they all understand?
Q7. Where do you see yourself in the future?
Q8. How do you handle stress and pressure at work?
Q9. What does DevOps mean to you and what is its purpose in our organization?
Q10. Tell me how DevOps differs from Agile / SDLC?
Q11. What is an inode on Linux?
Q12. In your opinion, which are the top DevOps tools and what are they used for?
Q13. Tell me how you’d go about optimizing a database?
Q14. What is garbage collection programming?
Q15. Talk me through the steps you would follow when checking physical memory on Linux?
Q16. Explain how you copy a local file to HDFS?
Q17. Describe how you would make a background process run?
Q18. Assuming there are no cookies, how would you make your application work?
Q19. Talk me through the process of what happens when someone accesses a URL via a web browser?
Q20. What is the difference between CI and CD?
Q21. Tell me how you would measure network packet?
Q22. What is a distributed cache in Hadoop?
Q23. There are a large number of requests due to high demand. How would you ensure your database works?
Q24. Why do you want to leave your current job?
Q25. What are your salary expectations in this DevOps Engineer role?
Q26. That’s the end of your DevOps interview, do you have any questions for the panel?

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21 thoughts on “DevOps Interview Questions & Answers! (How to PASS a DevOps Engineer Interview!)”
  1. I just recently started doing interviews for devops. I can't thank you enough for the detailed, but simplified approach to answering interview questions. I just subscribed and will definitely be back! Thanks a ton!!

  2. I hate this. This is exactly how i would not like to answer interview questions. Those answers sound like they come from a robot. Not an engineer…

  3. As a DevOps Engineer with over 7+ years of experience, please do not take anything you see here seriously. Either this person is a troll, I missed something and this is a joke (at which case I apologize but I doubt it), or he genuinely thinks these are actual DevOps Interview questions.
    These are BASIC interview questions that suit ANY technical role and have nothing to do with being a DevOps Engineer. Talk about Linux, Scaling, experience with Cloud, any Networking knowledge? Security? CI/CD procedures? Using IaaC applications?
    Please stop spreading misinformation.

  4. Any link for devops manager,if possible pls provide me ..Thank you for awesome Q & A session

  5. Thank you very much for these interview Q&As, they have literally stuck in my head as I played the video twice in a row 😉👌
    BTW I guess those 90 downvotes are from ones that failed their interviews by not watching this video properly, and this would be my side note if I may; you must watch these videos at least a few times no matter how smart you are!


  6. Hi There,
    I have one question i want to build my career in Devops can you please suggest me to which tool i should start first :
    Git, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker?
    Can anyone tell me the sequence of learning these tools from where i should start.

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