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How to Find and Hire a Cloud Operations Engineer

Post by Rich Moy on Dec 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Ask any non-technical person in your life to describe the cloud, and that person will probably tell you that it’s where all of their files are stored. That, of course, is very true—but the technology behind it is far more complicated.

That’s where a cloud engineer comes into the picture. Companies rely on cloud-based technologies for a variety of essential business operations, and it’s up to these developers to ensure that everyone’s data can be stored and transferred safely. Even though the role is somewhat new to the technology landscape, it’s no secret to any engineering manager that they’re in high demand.

Struggling to find the right candidates? Use this guide to identify the right people to manage and maintain your cloud.

How to Find and Hire a Desktop Applications Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Nov 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

What do you think of when you hear the words “application development?” If you’re like most people, you probably think of the mobile apps that power your smartphone. But even though more people than ever are considering the benefits of ditching their PCs for high-powered mobile solutions, desktops (and desktop applications) are still the best way for most professionals to get their jobs done.

Not surprisingly, desktop applications developers are in high demand. They’re also some of the highest paid programmers in North America. So how can you attract and hire the types of candidates you need? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for your next desktop application developer.

How to Find and Hire Site Reliability Engineers (SREs)

Post by Rich Moy on Oct 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM

There’s some debate over the job description for a Site Reliability Engineer (or SRE). Are they mainly responsible for building servers? Do they write a lot of code? Who does their work impact most?

Fortunately, the person responsible for creating the role has the answer. “Fundamentally, it’s what happens when you ask a software engineer to design an operations function,” says Ben Treynor, VP of Engineering at Google. In addition to automating processes like server configurations, they ensure that websites are fast and (more importantly) available.

SREs work hard to provide a best-in-class web experience for your customer base—and they’re in high demand. Let’s explore how you can stand out to top candidates when you need to hire an SRE.

How to Find and Hire a QA Engineer

Post by Rich Moy on Aug 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Quality assurance engineers are critical to the success of the engineering teams they work with. Whether they’re editing code or testing an application’s usability, QA engineers ensure that the end-product is as polished as possible before it hits the market and address any issues that customers encounter. Because of their impact on your internal teams and your company’s bottom line, it should come as no surprise that the sharpest quality assurance minds are in high demand. Here are a few ways you can stand out from the competition for the top QA candidates.

How to Find and Hire a .NET Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Considering the nuances of .NET, identifying the qualities you should be looking for in candidates can be particularly challenging. Developed by Microsoft in the late 1990s, .NET (pronounced “dot net”) is a framework that runs on Microsoft Windows that allows programmers to build applications with code across several languages. A wide variety of platforms (including Stack Overflow) were built on the back of .NET, so it’s not surprising that developers with a mastery of the framework are in high demand. To help you stand out from the competition to hire them, here are a few tips to keep in mind whenever you need to hire a .NET developer.

How to Find and Hire a Web Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 10, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For many companies, the importance of having talented web developers can’t be overstated. They are responsible for using a wide variety of programming languages to design and build a website from scratch. Once it’s built, businesses lean on them to maintain and optimize their sites. Not surprisingly, the competition to hire the right people to do the job is at a fever-pitch—and as a result, over 72% of today’s developers identify as web developers. To help you stand out to the top candidates, here are a few things to keep in mind when you need to find a web developer.

How to Find and Hire a Python Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Python is a general-purpose programming language that has been widely used by developers since its release in 1991. Kenneth Love, a Python instructor for Treehouse, says that whenever he needs to code something and the language doesn’t matter, he turns to Python. He adds that it has been used by developers to everything from microchips to video games. Because it’s both powerful and flexible, it’s no surprise that companies across all industries are competing to hire talented Python developers. To help you set yourself apart from the competition, here are a few things to know when you need to hire a Python developer.

How to Find and Hire a Network Engineer

Post by Rich Moy on Jan 10, 2017 12:00:00 PM

If you were to ask people in non-tech roles what a network engineer does, they might say that they’re responsible for making sure the Internet connection is stable around the office. While that wouldn’t be completely false, the truth is that network engineers are responsible for maintaining complex systems that allow your employees to stay productive. In fact, because the most talented network engineers create such reliable connections between a wide variety of devices, their work often goes completely unnoticed by their colleagues. Although there’s not a silver bullet solution to help you hire a network engineer faster, here are a few tips to make it easier.

How to Find and Hire a WordPress Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Dec 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

While many people think of it as merely a blogging platform, WordPress is a powerful open-source content management system (CMS) that over 74 million websites rely on for hosting services. Developers use a combination of HTML, CSS, MySQL, and PHP to build themes and plugins that enable users to launch and edit their websites quickly. Because of the platform’s popularity, the competition to hire WordPress developers is fierce. We don’t have a silver-bullet solution that will help you hire a WordPress developer by the time you sit down for lunch this afternoon, but here are a few insights that will help you better understand the basics of recruiting your top candidates.

How to Find and Hire a JavaScript Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Nov 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Created in 1995 by Brendan Eich at Netscape Communications, JavaScript is one of the three core tech languages that still powers the majority of websites you visit, as well as many PDF documents and desktop widgets that many people rely on every day. Still, JavaScript developers are known for building things for the web, and only for the web. While some JavaScript developers are responsible for the front-end experience, there are also plenty of developers using JavaScript to build back-end infrastructure. In any case, employers who are looking to hire a JavaScript developer need to understand what’s important to their top candidates. To help you stand out from the fierce competition, here are a few things you should know about JavaScript developers.

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