Cloud Architect Interviews
Start by evaluating each candidate's technical skills as listed on their resume or online profile. Look for mentions of terms like cloud environments, cloud technologies, cloud architecture, hybrid cloud, big data, infrastructure as a service, cloud computing, SaaS, hosted stack/architecture, and cloud infrastructure. The more experience a candidate has in these areas, the better prepared he or she will be to hit the ground running on your team.
Once you've selected your candidates for an interview, it's time to focus on what you want to accomplish during that interview. This is an opportunity to focus less on the technical aspects of the job and more on the candidate's ability to follow processes, keep to deadlines, and work independently.
For example, a candidate for a DBA
or system administrator freelancer
position should understand the pros and cons of SaaS platforms and IaaS platforms like AWS
and know how to implement one if hired for the position. You should notice similarities between what someone talks about in an interview and what appeared on the resume and cover letter; if you don't, that's an indication that the candidate is not being truthful somewhere.
Ask candidates to provide examples of projects that involved closely following process documents, performing at a high level, and making improvements to systems. They should be able to provide at least one example for each, though the same project might be used for multiple scenarios.