All you Should know about Hiring a Kubernetes Developer

Kubernetes has rapidly gained popularity as a standard way to run and test software applications in the modern tech world. Businesses are already going through a wave of digital transformation. However, a challenge businesses may face in the future is to focus on the details of the code instead of the infrastructure of where it runs. Kubernetes Developers address this challenge skillfully by bridging the gap between development and application deployment.

71% of the developers from Stackoverflow Developers Survey say that they love the Kubernetes Platform to build applications. According to an Indeed survey, 83% of tech professionals cited Kubernetes as the top choice for container management. If you are planning to hire a Kubernetes Developer, it is suggested to hire the one that already has a bit of Kubernetes experience to be able to fit into the existing team faster. Hence in this article today we will suggest ways that can put an end to your long-lasting search for the perfect Kubernetes Developer faster.

Skills that you must test for the Kubernetes Developer position

While hiring Kubernetes Developer we recommend your to evaluate two categories of skills. First, the fundamental concepts on which the Kubernetes system works and second, the functional concepts that make a productive Kubernetes Developer.

Fundamental skills to look for in a Kubernetes candidate are:

  1. Understanding of containerization and its basics
  2. Basics of Linux used while working with containers

Functional Skills that you must test in a Kubernetes candidate are:

  1. Understanding of the core concepts of Kubernetes
  2. Ability to build a Docker image and deploy it on Kubernetes 
  3. Ability to control application deployments using Linux
  4. Ability to add AI services to extend applications on Kubernetes
  5. And the ability to secure and monitor cluster and applications

How to assess the Kubernetes Developer skills correctly?

Kubernetes could be a difficult skill to assess for first-timers but for experienced hiring managers, it’s an easy-to-measure skill. Due to the cloud cost and complexities involved in running Kubernetes for mere a skill assessment, many platforms still rely on the theoretical way of assessing talents on Kubernetes. However, there are multiple measurable Kubernetes skills that build a great talent. Using a planned evaluation map helps. We recommend using the below SkillMap while evaluating candidates for the Kubernetes Developer role.

How to hire a Kubernetes Developer - WeCP (We Create Problems) Blog Skillmap

While assessing Kubernetes skills in the screening round, we ask candidates to perform a Kubernetes task live on an interactive production server inside a Virtual Machine. We also ask them to write a few Linux scripts that Kubernetes developers need to perform in their day-to-day job roles. This follows a set of MCQ questions depicting the real-world scenarios for Kubernetes. At last, we recommend a video interview round with the shortlisted candidates to check their technical communication along with some whiteboarding, if necessary.

How can WeCP help?

WeCP offers ready to customize tests for 1000+ developer skills along with their SkillMaps. SkillMaps are a proven way of assessing essential developer skills. Create a skills-based test or interview to try it for yourself.

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