I work for a startup company. I found out that my current supervisor has tasked me to interview a candidate who could end up being my manager.
My current supervisor is on vacation but he left me a list of requirements for the position. I am familiar with interviewing people at my level (data engineers) but I have never interviewed people for leadership positions.
I can interview this person on his technical skills for the position but how can I tell if he is a good fit for our environment? How can I determine he and I will work well together, since I may have to report to him?
In our work environment, leadership is 100% approachable. From both founders of the company on down to department heads. I have never found a manager/supervisor unwilling to listen to issues. Issues are openly discussed and solutions hashed out. I personally enjoy the "family" atmosphere here at work.
What should I be on the lookout for in this interview? Red Flags? Indications that this is a good fit?