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Director of Systems and Operations Sample Job Interview Questions

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Here are sample Director of Systems and Operations job interview questions designed specifically for the Operations career field.

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Describe your experience with managing capital expenditures and computing expenses for the department, including budgeting, tracking, and cost containment.

How do you avoid mistakes when conducting capacity planning to ensure timely acquisition of it resources, monitor infrastructure budget and it resources?

What do you find most challenging when providing weekly reports citing metrics on server and systems monitoring, backups, and utilization, trends, successes and challenges. Why?

What do you know about the development of contingency operation plans for production and other environments?

What is the most critical aspect of preparing disaster recovery site and testing exercises to restore all operations? Why?

Tell me a bit more about your background with strategic planning, tactical operation planning.

How do you ensure success when you achieve performance criteria as specified in customer service level agreements (sla’s)?

What is your production deployment experience with administering a LAMP stack?

Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a complex problem related to MySQL and/or database technologies and database clustering technologies?

How do you keep current with SOX and other regulatory compliance issues in Infrastructure?

Have you ever written any procedures or policies related to best practices in security applications?

Give me some examples of times when you noticed others violating safety or security regulations. What did you do about the situations?

What is the key to building a great IT team?

What qualities do you think make a great Director of Systems and Operations?

How did you learn the more complex aspects of your job at former place of work?

Have you ever had to observe gauges, instruments, or products to make sure things were right? Tell me about a time when you had to do this.

Tell me about some of your experience planning new build-outs and initiatives.

What is the highest traffic web environment you have had to manage? What did you learn?