Describe your level of experience in Python, and how you have attained it.
Describe your experience with SQL and relational data modeling, and summarize your learning with large-scale database backed applications.
Describe a case where it was very difficult to test code you were writing, but you found a reliable way to do it.
What kinds of software projects have you worked on before? Which operating systems, development environments, languages, databases?
Would you describe yourself as a high quality coder? Why?
Would you describe yourself as an architect of resilient software? If so, why, and in which sorts of applications?
Outline your thoughts on open source software development. What is important to get right in open source projects? What open source projects have you worked on? Have you been an open source maintainer, on which projects, and what was your role?
Describe your experience building large systems with many services – web front ends, REST APIs, data stores, event processing and other kinds of integration between components. What are the key things to think about in regard to architecture, maintainability, and reliability in these large systems?
How comprehensive would you say your knowledge of a Linux distribution is, from the kernel up? How familiar are you with low-level system architecture, runtimes and Linux distro packaging? How have you gained this knowledge?
Describe your experience with large-scale IT operations, SAAS, or other running services, in a devops or IS or system administration capacity
Describe your experience with public cloud based operations – how well do you understand large-scale public cloud estate management and developer experience?
Outline your thoughts on quality in software development. What practices are most effective to drive improvements in quality?
Outline your thoughts on documentation in large software projects. What practices should teams follow? What are great examples of open source docs?
Outline your thoughts on user experience, usability and design in software. How do you deliver outstanding user experience?
Outline your thoughts on performance in software engineering. How do you ensure that your product is fast?
Outline your thoughts on security in software engineering. How do you influence your colleagues to improve their security posture and awareness?
Outline your thoughts on devops and devsecops. Which practices are effective, and which are overrated?