Now available: The ultimate DevOps hiring guide

Now available: The ultimate DevOps hiring guide

Hiring for DevOps talent presents its own challenges. This guide will help you navigate the unique dynamics when building your DevOps team.

Now available: The ultimate DevOps hiring guide
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Hiring the right people and building a successful team is no easy task. There are many facets to consider when talking to candidates, from cultural fit and team dynamics to skills, knowledge, and problem-solving ability. The ultimate DevOps hiring guide will touch on all those areas and more. More importantly, the freely downloadable PDF will help you navigate the unique dynamics that encompass the DevOps movement.

This guide provides advice, tactics, and information about the state of DevOps hiring for both job seekers and hiring managers.
Hiring for DevOps talent presents its own challenges. First, your recruiting team or agency needs to know what to look for in candidates—there are important characteristics that may not appear as keywords on a resume or in a LinkedIn profile. Second, the most qualified candidates probably are not actively searching for the jobs hiring managers are looking to fill. And that’s where this guide can help you with advice from our contributors.

If DevOps is about people, processes, and tools, then getting the right people on your DevOps team can make or break the success of your organizational goals and aspirations. The people who compose your team will provide the competitive advantage you need to be successful. If done right, the team will help identify areas for improvement, implement successful processes, select and deploy the tools that are right for your team, and begin automating tasks to free up precious resources, including time, money, and people.

This guide provides advice, tactics, and information about the state of DevOps hiring for both job seekers and hiring managers. It starts by discussing the importance of culture for your organization and how it impacts your ability, or inability, to get the right talent on your team. Then it provides an overview of the DevOps hiring landscape and market trends. The final section offers best practices for prospective employees and hiring managers.

The advice in this guide comes from DevOps practitioners—people who are living and breathing the DevOps culture every day. This guide would not be possible without a community of experts sharing what they have learned in the trenches and on the front lines.

I want to thank the following contributors: John Allessio, Kevin Casey, Conor Delanbanque, Catherine Louis, Laurianne McLaughlin, and Chris Short, who shared their expertise and knowledge about the DevOps hiring landscape and how job seekers and hiring managers can prepare for the next talent opportunity.

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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com. He primarily works with the DevOps Team and Open Organization community. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets for a fun and shareable feed of his open source (and other)...