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How to find the best DevOps talent

1. Open source development

Look for engineers that give back to the DevOps community .

2. Certificate collector

Do they like learning? What certs. have they completed? This is our list of the most important certifications to look for.

  1. CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator
  2. CKAD: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer
  3. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  4. AWS Certified Solutions Developer Associate
  5. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  6. AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional

3. Soft Skills

“Great DevOps engineers start by understanding the people, the culture, and how the organization runs,” – Alan Zucker

4. True DevOps

Someone that knows Linux/Windows like the back of their hands and can navigate all the clouds. They should also be able to cut code by themselves, and have a basic appreciation of security.

5. Unicorns & Ninjas

A great DevOps Engineer should have an understanding of the following areas:

  1. Source Control – Git, Bitbucket, Scripting – Bash scripting
  2. Continuous Integration (CI) – Jenkins, Bamboo, VSTS, CircleCI
  3. Continuous Testing
  4. Continuous Deployment (CD)
  5. Deployment Automation & Orchestration (like Jenkins, VSTS, Octopus Deploy)


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Accelera’s CTO, Matt Flannery shares some quick tips to finding the best DevOps talent in our whiteboarding #brainbytes series.


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