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How to hire DevOps engineers

When scaling your team, finding the right DevOps engineer can be challenging, especially at higher levels of seniority. DevOps engineers are responsible for introducing processes, methodologies and tools that make the software development cycle run more smoothly. In addition, they need the technical and interpersonal skills to cut across company silos and foster collaboration.

That makes making the right hiring decision particularly important. A poor hiring decision can lead to setbacks, low-quality code, and wasted time. Here we unpack everything you need to know about hiring a DevOps engineer for your team.

What skills to look for when hiring a DevOps engineer

  • Deploying applications and services using containerisation and orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Creating continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines with tools such as Gitlab and Github Actions.
  • Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, Ansible or Chef, or directly with the cloud providers such as AWS CDK, Azure Resource Manager, Google Deployment Manager.
  • Cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.
  • YAML
  • Sysadmin fundamentals.
  • Mastery of *nix (Linux, macOS, FreeBSD) and/or Windows shells.
  • Version control systems, such as Git.
  • Networking and security principles.
  • Agile methodologies

Writing a DevOps engineer job description

A well-crafted DevOps job description is a key first step to ensure that the right people are applying for the role. Your job description should include the following information:

  • The position name
  • Your company’s name
  • The roles’ key responsibilities
  • Minimum experience and qualifications for the position, and
  • Key benefits you’re offering as part of your compensation package

Need some support writing one? Here, we unpack the most important job requirements and what you need to include in the job description.

How much does it cost to hire a DevOps engineer?

DevOps engineer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, check out our detailed breakdown for DevOps engineer salaries in South Africa.

View our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industries, and frameworks.

How to interview DevOps engineers

Here are some general DevOps interview questions you can use to find the perfect technical and cultural fit for your team:

  • Explain the concept of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and its benefits. Can you provide examples of IaC tools?
  • Describe the key components of a typical CI/CD pipeline. How does it improve software delivery?
  • What is the difference between blue-green and canary deployments? When would you use each approach?
  • How do you ensure high availability and scalability for a web application deployed in a cloud environment?
  • Explain the purpose of containerization. What is Docker, and how does it work?
  • What is Kubernetes, and how does it facilitate container orchestration? Can you describe Kubernetes' key components?
  • Discuss the concept of microservices and how they relate to DevOps. What challenges do microservices present in terms of deployment and monitoring?
  • How do you handle secret management and configuration data in a secure and automated way in a DevOps environment?
  • Describe the role of monitoring and observability in DevOps. What tools and practices can be used to ensure system health and performance?
  • Explain the importance of version control in DevOps, and describe how Git works. What are common branching strategies in Git?
  • What is continuous testing, and how does it fit into the CI/CD pipeline? How can automated testing be integrated into the process?

If you're hiring for a specific level of experience, you'll need to tailor your questions to a developer's seniority. Check out our DevOps engineer interview questions article for a detailed list of interview questions.

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a DevOps engineer

Backend engineers often do aspects of DevOps work as part of their roles — especially when companies don’t have dedicated DevOps Engineers on their team. This means you could broaden your net to search for backend engineers, who could have the experience and skills you’re looking for. Site reliability engineers often have a lot of overlap with DevOps engineers. However, their skill set is generally more scarce.

Hiring DevOps engineers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring DevOps engineers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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