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What the “DevOps” is happening? Hiring Tech Trends

What the “DevOps” is happening? Hiring Tech Trends

The term may be controversial, but no matter what you call it, “DevOps” is topping the charts when it comes to the hardest jobs to hire for in 2016. Here is a compilation of articles and posts that we find useful.  Let us know your favorite interview questions.  

http://www.logicworks.net/blog/2016/06/devops-engineer-hardest-job-find-skills-shortage/DevOps Engineer: #1 Hardest Job to Fill – Logicworks Gathering Clouds

DevOps engineers are notoriously difficult to find. If you needed further proof of this fact, a new study by Indeed.com has revealed that DevOps engineer is the #1 hardest IT job to fill in North America, leading a list that includes software and mobile engineers. Via logicworks.net


“I’m on the front lines, you don’t need to show me an infographic to tell me that there is a tight candidate market in the DevOps space”, says Larry Hernandez with DevOpsDNA, a niche recruiting firm. Hernandez spent the last year immersed in DevOps sourcing and recruiting for ThoughtWorks as a consultant.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/03/02/are-site-reliability-engineers-the-next-data-scientists/Are site reliability engineers the next data scientists? | TechCrunch More recently, a buzzy new job title has emerged from the same group of companies: that of site reliability engineer, or SRE. Will SREs follow the same path of rapid growth that data scientists did before them? Before we dive into that question, let’s consider the context that has led to the creation of site reliability engineering.


The top 10 most difficult tech jobs for companies to fill

http://mashable.com/2016/05/12/top-ten-hardest-hires-tech/#vGhXVz3AGSq8The top 10 most difficult tech jobs for companies to fill Candidates that are perfect fits for job titles such as database engineer or software architect simply aren’t a dime a dozen. Often, there are more job listings for such roles than available candidates. Image: Mashable, Christopher Mineses Do any of these roles surprise you?


More from Larry Hernandez (@DevOpsLarry)

Recruiter Larry Hernandez

Hiring for DevOps Engineers is not always so difficult.  Some companies consider a Linux Admin who has experience with automation tools like Puppet, Chef, or Ansible a DevOps Engineer.  While other businesses, which are further along the road, require their DevOps Engineers to be Software Engineers who love automation, to put it simply.

Ultimately, you are looking for someone who has the “DevOps” mindset along with the tech chops to go along with it. It’s not all about the money.  The types of problems that need to be solved and the technology available to solve them can be way more valuable to a potential new hire than just money. 



Open Source Pros Confident in Europe Job Market | Linux.com | The source for Linux information

“European technology professionals, government organizations and corporations have long embraced open source,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, in a press release. “The impressive levels of adoption of and respect for open source clearly have translated into more demand for qualified open source professionals, providing strong opportunities for developers, DevOps professionals, and others.”

Here is a partial list of  job titles DevOpsDNA considers “DevOps”:

  • Infrastructure  Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
  • Automation Developer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Build & Release Engineer
  • Configuration Management Automation Engineer
  • BackEnd DevOps Engineer
  • Deployment Engineer
  • Linux Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Linux Admin
  • Infrastructure Architect

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