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«We now have a core team of engineers at Relevant who work for us full-time and are supplemented by 4 or 5 engineers with different skillsets when and if required.»
“Working with you guys has been fantastic. The level of expertise of your development team is as good as the people that we get in the UK. You’ve got a fantastic talent base of programmers. It’s more challenging to find people of that quality in the UK.”
The DevOps hiring process begins with a screening of candidates' CVs. Selected candidates are then invited to take part in a video interview with a recruiter. Our HR expert checks the DevOps’ soft skills and talks them through the information about our company.
Seeing as Relevant works with clients from all over the world, we hire DevOps engineers who have high-level practical skills of the English language. Our English teacher assists us in assessing candidates' English proficiency.
If the candidate has successfully passed the previous rounds, we move to a more detailed technical assessment. The third stage of hiring a DevOps specialist is an interview with our senior developers, tech lead and, project managers, during which they assess the candidates' hard skills. We usually include practical tasks to determine how the candidate will handle real-life situations.
We will provide you with a list of several DevOps engineers to choose from. You'll have a chance to talk with them and select those who best match your needs.
We hire only strong middle and senior DevOps engineers and no juniors.
Our clients highlight our ability to build great personal relationships with them, except for the excellent code quality.
We are interested in long-term relationships. Our employees stay with our clients and us for years.
After you hire DevOps engineers from us, we easily integrate them into your ongoing work without interrupting your processes.
Identifying errors early results in up to 30% fewer defects across the product lifecycle.
Our team adjusts to your business model and ensures changes are available across systems.
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When it comes to hiring DevOps engineers, there are three popular options: freelance websites, recruiting agencies, and outsourcing companies.
Freelancer platforms like Upwork, Freelancer.com, YouTeam, Toptal are very popular when it comes to finding specialists in the IT sector. The principle behind these platforms is the same. You set up an account, create a job post, choose a freelancer (or a team of freelancers), and start a contract.
Pros of hiring a freelancer:
Cons of hiring a freelancer:
Another widely used option is partnering with recruitment agencies. Here’s how it works. You let the agency know what positions you’d like to apply for and they provide the recruitment services to the extent that you prefer, from identifying qualified people to conducting interviews and candidates selection. The cost of their assistance may vary based on their service model:
Pros of working with recruitment agencies
Cons of working with recruitment agencies
This is probably the best option for projects of any size and budget. It’s less expensive than hiring in-house employees, but just as reliable.
Pros of hiring DevOps engineers through IT companies
Cons of hiring DevOps engineers through IT companies
Outsourcing individual experts or even the entire teams through IT companies is super convenient. They are not only qualified but do have all the necessary technology in place. All you need to do is to share the details of your project and cooperate throughout the process. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? But make no mistake, there are still some pitfalls to beware of.
The truth is, finding the right outsourcing company can be a challenge. You’ve probably heard all these urban legends about the worst outsourcing experience. However, if you take this process seriously, your project will end up in good hands. To find a reliable IT company, go beyond Google search. Places like Clutch will help you find accurate information about each team and referrals from colleagues will encourage you to make the best choice.
Our company also provides team extension services.
It’s super simple. First, we gather the client’s project requirements, agree on the desired workflow, team size, deadlines, and deliverables. Next, we assemble the team, select the best-suited experts, show you CVs, invite you to perform the final interview, and smoothly integrate into your ongoing project. As a result, you complement your team with much-needed experts and finalize all the work successfully without the hassle of any recruitment processes.
Main responsibilities of DevOps engineer include:
Clearly, the skillset required for such professionals is far above what is required for the average employee. In one of the surveys conducted by DevOps Institute for their Enterprise DevOps Skills Report, C-suite executives, managers, and individual contributors were asked to rate the importance of the different skill categories for their DevOps team members.
Take a look at the result.
The expectations are generally pretty high, but they vary slightly based on the desired experience level.
Are there any differences in job requirements for, say, junior and senior DevOps engineer? Most certainly, there are. Let’s examine them closer.
Skills Required for Junior DevOps Engineer
Skills Required for Senior DevOps Engineer
When searching for an ideal DevOps engineer, pay special attention to crafting an appealing and to-the-point job description. It will save you the hassle of turning down the applications that don’t fit the requirements.
Below is the example of a DevOps engineer job description you could use as a reference in your search.
[Your company name] is a company that specializes in [...]. Right now, we are looking for [junior/ middle/ senior] level DevOps Engineer to fill in a newly vacant position in our team. You will work at the intersection of Development and Operations to design, code, test, and optimize great solutions for clients.
Job Role and Responsibilities
Who You Are:
What You’ll Do:
DevOps is a versatile expert whose main function is to help different development teams improve specific parts of code and enable companies to improve their platforms based on what they already have.
Interestingly, DevOps as a job title had been created by the industry, which means that there isn’t as such a step-by-step process on how to undertake this career. Whether or not someone can apply for a DevOps position depends on their skills and experience with coding and working in different teams.
In short, a DevOps engineer is someone who: