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Monday, July 25 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Identifying and Recruiting DevOps Engineers into Your Organization and Community (Julie Gunderson) POPULAR

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As a result of an industry moving towards automation and large scale systems management, recruiters and hiring managers face new challenges in finding the right people for their teams. DevOps is a more than just a skill set, it is a mindset of incorporating operations and development to take a new approach to technological challenges. The market for DevOps Engineers is incredibly tight, with major competition from top companies across the globe. There is no magic recipe for recruiting the perfect DevOps Engineer, however with the right ingredients of community building, cultural understanding and technical savvy; recruiters, hiring managers and anyone interested in building a great culture and team can make something amazing. Recruiting can often times have a negative connotation due to a perception that recruiters are unfamiliar with or removed from the technology. On the flip side, Engineering Managers who are looking to build their teams may be more focused on the technical skills and not the cultural aspect. Understanding how to balance the technical and cultural side to recruiting is a key element to bringing the best people aboard.
The learning objectives in this session will focus key competencies to first identify DevOps Engineers and then how to recruit, develop a community and build a pipeline to draw from.
Learning Objective to Include:
• Understanding the DevOps movement and where to find the right people
• Thinking beyond the technical and understanding the culture
• How to be more than “just a recruiter”
• Building a pipeline and the importance of being proactive
• Growing the Community you want to see and what it means to be a Community Evangelist
There will be 55 minutes devoted to the session and then 20 minutes for Q&A and sharing of best practices.
Breakdown of time:
7 minutes: Opening, Agenda and My Story
13 minutes: Identification of DevOps Engineer including background, what DevOps means, history of DevOps
10 minutes: Thinking beyond the technical; including why hiring managers need to look beyond technical skills, the importance of incorporating the whole engineering team into recruitment of the right candidate, understanding how the culture of a team can impact a candidates’ decision making process and how to fit the “feels” in with the technical.
5 minutes: The importance of recruiters’ understanding of technology, including tips on how to better grasp technical concepts and exercises even the most “non-technical” can do and why it’s important to understand the culture of the community.
10 minutes: The importance of building a community; including defining what a community is, social media tools, the importance of conference attendance and meet-ups.
10 minutes: Building a pipeline; the value of a pipeline, how to maintain relationships with the DevOps Engineers you have met, the importance of follow-up and consistency.
15 minutes: Q&A
5 minutes: Closing
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how to identify a DevOps Engineer by gaining an understanding of what DevOps means. Understand how to think beyond the technical by gaining awareness of the importance of culture and mindset within DevOps and why it is important to have a balance between the technical and cultural. Learn how and why it is important to develop recruiters technical understanding. Gain an understanding of the importance of building a community. Learn how to build and maintain a pipeline of qualified DevOps Engineers.

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Julie Gunderson

Relationship and Community Manager, Taos

Monday July 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT