Hiring DevOps Engineers: The Ultimate Challenge

A hallowed lot, DevOps Engineers have emerged as the in-demand talent of the IT industry. And why not? The DevOps Engineer performs a critical role in setting up the IT infrastructure and is the one who strikes the delicate balance between feasibility and sellability. So, obviously, hiring DevOps Engineers to craft your products is no small task. And if you want world-class talent onboard you can’t simply rely on the archaic face-to-face interview. This article explores why DevOps Engineers are so damn important and what will bring you the best results while hiring.

Creme De La Creme

A DevOps Engineer is a multi-faceted force and is master of a host of technologies. Great DevOps Engineers have in their arsenal the ability to code, work with a variety of open source tools, know the nuances of IT operations, and have hands-on experience with data management. They also need to have explored knowledge and automation tools, and should know the inside-out of version control systems. So, as you can see, it’s already a needle in a haystack search. It’s challenge in itself to even zero-in incredible and experienced talent, leave alone establishing their credentials.

Keeping with the times

One the fastest growing arms of IT, DevOps is changing and evolving on a minute-by-minute basis. There are inventions and innovations happening all around, and it takes a whole load of passion and perseverance to keep up. This is the mark of an out-an-out DevOps Engineer. But how can one possibly decipher passion and perseverance with a series of interview questions? How can you test true, tried-and-tested knowledge with a just a line of enquiry? These are questions worth asking.

Out of the Box Thinkers

For DevOps Engineers, it is not about just doing the same old thing, day in and day out. A spark of imagination is a vital part of a DevOps Engineer’s DNA. Their job will call them to exploit their skill-base to come up with one-of-a-kind solutions to tough problems, and it is the quality of their solutions that can make or break products. So, how can you possibly hire a DevOps engineer without an inkling of what he/she can do? And whether they can move the heavens with a line of code?

Communications Ninja

Bridging the gaps between various departments, including software development and IT operations, is one of the main roles of DevOps Engineers. They shoulder the responsibilities of a lot of cross-department functions and have to ensure that the production machinery moves along smoothly and does not come to a grinding halt. That’s why DevOps Engineers need to be ace communicators, they need to develop detailed, crystal-clear roadmaps for all teams involved and ensure that no one strays from the path. Can a series of Q&A rounds help you unearth that ideal communications ninja/team leader? It’s going to take a lot more than that, don’t you think?

This is where Venturesity steps in! Since its inception, Venturesity has attracted the best talent at its regular hackathons and IT challenges. Up and coming talent along with established engineers are all part of Venturesity’s ever-growing platform. So, the talent pool’s ready and waiting, all you need to do is dive in and pick from the gems. And this can be easily achieved with a well-crafted challenge that shines the light on the most imaginative, experienced, and passionate DevOp Engineers.

At Venturesity, we pride ourselves in discovering the best DevOps engineers with precise and focused challenges. Like the rest of this article has established, DevOps engineers are a rare lot and they are armed with a specific and niche skill set that’s unlike any other in the world of product engineering. So, we take it upon ourselves to put forth well thought out challenges that reveal every nuance of the participant’s skill and ability. For example, DevOps engineers need to be masters at scripting. And so, we hammer out challenges that shine a light on this facet and give companies a chance to pick from the very best. You can even take a look at this ongoing challenge to get a clear picture on how we go about finding the best DevOps engineers.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop onto the Venturesity bandwagon and discover the best talent that’s waiting for you out there!

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