Looking for a DevOps or a whole team? We can hire an employee for you.

How can you tell if your company needs DevOps staffing? Roughly speaking, when the project is not developing as expected or is not developing fast enough, even though all employees are doing all the necessary work in their positions.

The typical task of DevOps is to combine the skills of a developer, system administrator, and manager and organize the work of the team. DevOps help to optimize work and make the customer experience as good as possible.

DevOps are often high-class specialists, but there is no standardized scope of knowledge and skills that they should possess. That's why you need to select a candidate individually for each project.

To hire a DevOps, companies usually involve at least three specialists: a recruiter, a technical specialist (team lead), and a department head. They can spend more than 100 working hours searching for a candidate. It's often unprofitable, and it makes sense to contact a DevOps recruitment agency

Contact DevOps recruiters if you:

  • Don't have enough technical expertise to find a candidate.
    For example, your team needs a specialist whose skills are higher than those of your current employees.
  • You don't understand 100% how the process of finding and selecting qualified candidates works.
    For example, your company doesn't have a recruiting department, and you don't know head-hunting or negotiation techniques, etc.
  • You don't have enough resources to search for candidates.
    For example, you run a startup that doesn't have any hiring specialists on the team and you can't afford to distract technical specialists.

DevOps recruiting agency will help you find the right specialist for your project.

DevOps Staffing Process

Hiring a DevOps for a specific project usually takes about three weeks. The hiring process usually includes three stages: researching the client’s needs, searching for a specialist, and candidate interviews with the client. Let's take a closer look at each stage.

We Research Your Requirements and Needs

We start with the study of the customer's requirements. We also study the project and find out what difficulties or challenges the company has faced. If we figure out that the client didn't take into account any requirements to the candidate, we'll offer our own suggestions. Based on this, we draw up a list of responsibilities for a potential candidate and create a profile. It describes:

We are experts in:

  • DevOps and cloud solutions;
  • system/network administration;
  • web development;
  • monitoring.

"Universal" DevOps does not exist. The list of technical skills is so long that every specialist has only some of them. But usually, an expert need to have such skills and to know how to use the following tools:

  • Version control;
  • Continuous Integration servers;
  • Configuration management;
  • Deployment automation;
  • Containers;
  • Infrastructure Orchestration;
  • Monitoring and analytics;
  • Testing and Cloud Quality tools;
  • Improving the IT infrastructure using infrastructure as code and cloud computing principles;
  • Security skills;
  • Coding and scripting;
  • Customer-focused approach;

Soft Skills (communication, collaboration, flexibility).
At this stage, it becomes clear what kind of employee we are looking for.

We Research Your Requirements and Needs

We start with the study of the customer's requirements. We also study the project and find out what difficulties or challenges the company has faced. If we figure out that the client didn't take into account any requirements to the candidate, we'll offer our own suggestions. Based on this, we draw up a list of responsibilities for a potential candidate and create a profile. It describes:

    Each candidate goes through at least two interviews:

  • Initial interview. Here, we identify soft skills, motivation, current employment, readiness to start work, experience in similar projects, etc.
  • Technical interview. Our senior-level technical specialist finds out the candidate's expertise. We determine whether the candidate is proficient in the necessary tools and whether he or she is able to fulfill the customer's needs. This is a sort of exam that is easy to fail if the candidate is not skilled enough.

At this stage, we get several candidates with the right skills.

Interview with You and Your Core Team

Here, you receive information, contacts, and our recommendations for each candidate. If you wish, you can conduct your own interviews with the candidates or rely on our assessment. The final decision is always yours.

Benefits of Cooperation with Our DevOps Recruitment Agency

While we hire, you work on your own projects.
 Are you looking for skilled DevOps to join your team?

You can choose among the top candidates
We screen hundreds of candidates. You don't have to review tons of CVs and conduct hundreds of interviews. Our DevOps recruiting firm will select suitable candidates and recommend 2–3 of them who clearly meet the project requirements and have the right skills. You will only have to choose the best one for you.
We have a database with thousands of DevOps and System Administrators
Over the years, we have built a database containing several thousand DevOps. Our own candidate search methodology allows us to find the right specialist for any task.
You don't need to hire a recruiter
Not every company has or needs an in-house recruiter. If you only need to hire a few employees a year, it's more cost-effective to contact a staffing agency for DevOps.
You will save your technical staff time
When hiring a DevOps, a technical interview is one of the key moments. Our experience shows that you sometimes need to conduct a dozen interviews to find the right candidate. Each of these interviews takes your technical staff's time. With our staffing services, your engineers will be able to focus solely on their direct responsibilities. They can only be present at a few final interviews with selected candidates, which will take several hours at most. Thus,  hiring process will not slow down other processes in your company.
You will get the perfect candidate in 3–4 weeks
On average, hiring a DevOps takes 3 to 4 weeks. Your participation in the hiring process is limited to a few steps. First, you talk to our team members about your needs, project, and tasks for the DevOps. Second, you approve the list of requirements for the candidate and his or her responsibilities. And third, you conduct interviews with the finalist candidates if you wish.
You receive support services upon request
We are a flexible company, and, upon request, we can assist with other processes related to DevOps hiring. For example, we can help our clients with drafting a contract, creating a salary policy, defining KPIs, describing job responsibilities or instructions, etc. Just ask, and we'll do our best to help.

DevOps Roles We Recruit for

Benefits of hiring a DevOps: faster delivery of solutions, advanced automation tools, reduced costs.

During the initial interview to identify your firm's needs, we will define the role of the DevOps you need. Perhaps, you need a "jack of all trades," or your project requires a niche professional. The most common roles we hire and typical responsibilities of specialists

  • DevOps Engineers. Their responsibilities are automation, release engineering, infrastructure provisioning and management, system administration, security, reducing errors, improving release speed, and increasing the efficiency of the team.
  • AWS DevOps engineers. The specialists provide, operate, and manage distributed application systems on the AWS platform. They ensure automation, redundancy, rapid delivery of secure, compliant systems that are highly available, scalable, and cost optimization.
  • DevOps Architects. They guide the design and execution of enterprise applications and build platforms and structures to create automatic, verifiable, and consistent management of infrastructure and applications in between production and non-production environments.
  • DevOps leads. Their responsibilities are to design and implement the production and development environments, deliver a scalable, resilient, and cost-effective architecture, and manage a team.

We find professionals with different qualification levels: Junior, Middle, Senior, Architect, Tech Lead, and CTO.

Why Choose Actyc for DevOps Staffing?

Here are some reasons to choose Actyc.

Expertise in DevOps and System Administration

We are not just a DevOps staffing firm but a technology company that used to develop its own products, and now, we provide DevOps System Administration services. We have conducted thousands of interviews and built sustainable cooperation with dozens of our employees. We are experts in:

  • DevOps and cloud solutions;
  • system/network administration;
  • web development;
  • monitoring.

That is why we can easily distinguish between "almost the right candidate" and "exactly the right candidate.

Outsourcing and Outstaffing Services

We have been providing outstaffing services for over 10 years. This means we have our own team of reliable engineers with 100% confidence in their skills. If any of them can handle your project, we will recommend them to you.

Hiring Employees for Any Type of Employment

As a DevOps engineer recruitment agency, we find candidates for any type of employment: full-time, part-time, and project work. We will select a professional who will give you the maximum benefit and will be comfortable and profitable for you to work with.

Find out how DevOps can improve exactly your project.

DevOps is a methodology that aims to improve and shorten the system development life cycle. Its goals are to simplify software development, accelerate software delivery, reduce recovery time in the case of a failure, etc. Your company can have a separate DevOps specialist or build the entire IT team in accordance with DevOps principles. A typical DevOps team consists of the following specialists: the DevOps evangelist (organizes the work of the team), the release manager (coordinates the project at all stages of development and release), the automation architect (responsible for availability on production and pre-production system; to do this, he implements strategies for continuous deployments), the software developer/tester, the experience assurance (XA) professional (works to ensure that all new product features meet the expectations of the customer), the security engineer.

According to an Atlassian report, 99% of companies say DevOps has had a positive impact on their business operations. Here are the key changes that companies often receive:

  • Efficient management process: developers and operations teams function in harmony.
  • Faster delivery of solutions: using automation tools to optimize processes, DevOps help to increase the speed of deployment and release, increase productivity, and release frequency.
  • Continuous integration and delivery: changes to the codebase are merged in a central repository.
  • Better interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Advanced automation tools: the company receives tools for continuous integration and delivery, testing, feedback, logging, deployment, and risk management.

Reduced costs: Increased network availability and stability, reduced downtime. Often, experts implement automated testing, performance monitoring, and CI/CD practices to help identify the source of problems.

There are two ways to find a DevOps: independently and with the help of a recruiting company. An independent search involves an in-house recruiter, at least one technical specialist, and a team manager. You need to compile a list of requirements and future responsibilities, make a job offer that will be relevant to the market at the moment, and look for a candidate. The problem with recruiting DevOps (especially high-end ones) is that they usually don't look for jobs on well-known job sites that you might be used to. They are often exclusive specialists who are hard to find.

Searching through a DevOps staffing company is usually easier. You only need to describe your needs, and the agency will help you to create a candidate profile. The search is also their responsibility. Agencies usually have their candidate databases and use their negotiation and hiring methods.

DevOps responsibilities vary depending on the project they are working on. Typically, they should have knowledge in the following areas: cloud architecture, cloud migration, infrastructure as code, automation implementation, maintaining CI/CD pipelines, on-call, incident response and incident management, and monitoring.