A Postmortem of SRE Interviewing

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 11:30 am12:10 pm

Michael Kehoe, Confluent


After applying at over 40 companies and participating in more than 110 interviews, I found my role. In this talk, I want to discuss how we can make the interviewing experience better for all parties involved (interviewers, interviewees, hiring managers and recruiters). The session will cover everything from application to offer acceptance and discuss actions we can all take to make SRE hiring better.

Michael Kehoe, Confluent

Michael is an author, speaker, and Sr Staff Security engineer currently architecting Confluent’s cloud security. Previously, Michael worked at LinkedIn’s, architecting the company’s move to Microsoft Azure. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland (Australia), Michael interned at NASA Ames Research Center building small-satellites known as Phonesats. Michael has spoken at numerous events all over the world and in 2018 was a co-author of the book “Reducing MTTD for High Severity Incidents” and the recently released “Cloud Native Architecture with Azure”.

SREcon22 Americas Open Access Sponsored by Blameless

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author = {Michael Kehoe},
title = {A Postmortem of {SRE} Interviewing},
year = {2022},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
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