How much does it cost to hire a DevOps engineer?
The cost to hire DevOps engineers varies depending on many factors, including the seniority level, required expertise, number of specialists, team location, and the scope of work. On average, USA-based DevOps engineers charge from $100 to $200, while Eastern Europe-based specialists charge from 30$ per hour. At the same time, the quality of work, experience in various advanced technologies, and project management are of a high level.
Northell is a Ukrainian-based software development and design company offering a wide range of software development and hiring services on the most favorable terms for our customers. We have proven development expertise and a wide-ranging portfolio of any-size projects across different industries. Thus, we already know how to tailor collaboration workflows, choosing the pricing model that best fits your needs and capabilities.
How long does it take for DevOps engineers to start working on my project?
Upon guaranteed availability of the required number of DevOps engineers to engage in your project full-time, we are ready to start work within a week. If we lack available team staff, it takes 1-2 weeks for our professional recruiters to find the best-matching DevOps engineers to upscale your team. Moreover, we offer comprehensive support in fast DevOps engineers’ adjustment to your project specifics, smooth onboarding, and corporate culture match. After you approve the candidates, we provide ongoing support and management and handle all operational tasks to drive your project’s progress.
What are the main responsibilities of a DevOps engineer?
Every organization has different needs, hence skills, qualifications, and responsibilities. Understanding the skills and responsibilities required for your project will determine your success in finding the right DevOps engineers without delaying the hiring process. At Northell, we expect a DevOps engineer to take on the following responsibilities:
- Build, design, and maintain CI/CD pipeline systems
- Automate and script repetitive tasks
- Maintain and deploy IT infrastructure
- Build tools to reduce errors and improve customer experience
- Handle security flaws
- Deploy updates and fixes
- Troubleshoot networking issues
- Ensure security compliance following PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc
- Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems
- Perform root cause analysis for production errors
- Design procedures for system troubleshooting and maintenance
- Work closely with the development team to ensure a continuous integration environment
How do you interview DevOps engineers?
To ensure DevOps engineers are competent, we start the interview process with careful selection and screening of candidates’ CVs and portfolios. Then, we form a list of candidates that best fit our job description and reach out to them to set up an interview call.
Firstly, we describe our needs in more detail, analyze the candidates’ motivations, and test their soft skills to ensure the DevOps specialist is good at teamwork, conflict resolution, and communication.
The next step entails checking the hard skills. We practice live coding interviews. Our tech leads prepare a task with challenges that a DevOps engineer should solve in a limited timeframe. After successful completion, we schedule an interview between the candidate, an HR specialist, and Team Lead to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding the potential job offer. We set a 3-months probation period to ensure we correspondingly meet each other’s expectations.
Why hire DevOps engineers?
The primary role of a DevOps engineer is to quickly scale your project, manage your IT infrastructure effectively, and resolve technical issues. DevOps engineers work closely with a core organization’s processes, ensuring all the staff, methods, and tools are in sync. They are experts in agility and focus on preventing the project’s barriers, deploying automation, and helping the companies uncover areas for improvements and ensure continuous integration and delivery. DevOps engineers monitor apps and infrastructure to detect and mitigate blind spots and troubleshoot possible issues. You should hire DevOps engineers if you are interested in improving productivity and wisely scaling your development process.