Interviewing at Nebius: process, resources and tips for SRE

Getting ready for an interview can seem a bit daunting, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’re excited to guide you through your journey to potentially joining Nebius. Let us address questions that often pop up.

How does the process look like?

Apply with your resume

Our team will carefully assess your qualifications, skills, and experience relative to the job you’re applying for. We value your time, so rest assured, you’ll hear back from us within a maximum of three business days.

Talk to a recruiter

One of our dedicated talent acquisition specialists will guide you through the details of the role and also delve into your background and interests. We encourage you to feel at ease and ask any questions you might have too. We’re here to help!

Have some interviews

The specifics of your interview process may vary based on the role you’re applying for. You’ll be engaged in multiple interviews with our team members. Details about these interviews are provided further down on this page.

Get an offer

Once the last interview wraps up, we’ll be in touch, ideally with some exciting news — a job offer! At that stage, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with your recruiter and team lead about the specifics. It’s the perfect time for you to decide if Nebius is the ideal place for your talents.

What to expect after applying?

Our interview process consists of three technical interviews. Each takes between 60 to 90 minutes and is conducted by interviewers from different teams. Then there is a final hour-long interview. We can accomodate your schedule, so there’s no need to cram all the sections into one day. We’ll assess:

Your proficiency in working with Linux and networks.

Your competency with standard console tools and utilities.

Your ability to handle common service operation issues.

Your proficiency in writing working, testable code in a chosen language (Python, Go, etc.).

Your experience in the design and architecture of different services/systems.

Your knowledge of the classical algorithms and data structures.

What will the interviews be like?

Initial interview

Here’s what you can expect during the first interview:

  • Questions about your experience with programming languages, operating systems, databases, and other technologies.
  • General questions about service management, Linux, Unix, and networks.
  • At least one practical task focused on coding/algorithms and data structures.
  • Practical tasks in the Linux console.

Boosting your chances

Utilize online practice resources to sharpen your problem-solving skills beforehand, such as coding challenges and algorithmic puzzles available on websites like LeetCode or HackerRank.

Articulate your thought process aloud, presenting compelling justifications for your conclusions. Our experts value both your reasoning and correct answers.

Don’t hesitate to seek a hint from the interviewer if needed; they are there to help guide you through the problem-solving process and assess your approach.

Thoroughly review your code for any errors before final submission, ensuring proper indentation and formatting to enhance readability and maintainability.

Offer alternative solutions whenever possible, as your initial choice may not always be the most optimal. If you discover a way to improve your final answer, please inform us even if we’ve moved on.

Demonstrate adaptability by gracefully adjusting your approach if the problem parameters change unexpectedly.


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