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Bart Nagel

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Taking pride in great code

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James Sheldon

Calgary, AB, Canada

Fullstack Developer @ Contra

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Saurav Hiremath

India

A friendly neighbourhood Developer 🚀

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Sandeep Acharya

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

CTO, Fullstack Engineer, Tech Entrepreneur

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Edwards Moses

Lagos, Nigeria

Full-Stack Dev: React & React Native, NodeJS/Go

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Muhammad Asad

Pakistan

Full Stack Engineer for Web and App Development

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Twistag •

Lisbon, Portugal

Product Strategy, Design & Engineering.

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Navin Philip

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Fueling innovation with a passion for technology.

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Aryhan C.

Oregon City, OR 97045, USA

Fullstack Application Developer | Angular | NodeJS

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Anupa Kulathunga

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cloud Expert: AWS, GCP, Migration & Optimization

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Amaechi Ogbuagu

United States

DevOps Engineer: Security Specialist ⚙️

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Lucas Schwendler

Amsterdam, Netherlands

DevOps Engineer: Azure Infrastructure Specialist

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Youcef Fermi

Lyon, France

You need the right people with you, not the best

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Oleksii Aleksapolskyi

Montenegro

Python Web Dev: AWS, GCP, Microservices 🐍

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Amin Sadiq

United Arab Emirates

Helping you design and build a digital presence.

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Jay Shah

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Seasoned Fullstack Engineer & PM

Common projects for DevOps Engineers

Setting up and managing cloud infrastructure.

Implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

Automating software testing and deployment processes.

Developing and maintaining infrastructure as code (IAC) scripts.

Monitoring system performance and implementing scalability solutions.

Managing and automating configuration of servers and applications.

Tips for working with and hiring DevOps Engineers

Define the project scope

Before hiring a DevOps Engineer, have a clear understanding of your project requirements. This includes the technology stack, infrastructure needs, and the level of automation required. Clearly communicating these requirements will help you find the right engineer for your project.

Evaluate technical skills

DevOps Engineers should have strong technical skills in areas such as cloud computing, automation tools, and scripting languages. Review their profile on Contra to evaluate their expertise in these areas.

Check past projects

Look at the engineer's past projects to understand their practical experience. This can give you an idea of their problem-solving skills, their approach to DevOps and their ability to deliver on project requirements.

Communication is crucial

Regular and clear communication is important for the success of any project. Make sure to communicate regularly with your DevOps Engineer through Contra to discuss project updates, potential issues, and feedback.

How to hire DevOps Engineers

Define your project

Clearly outline your project needs and requirements. This includes the technology stack, infrastructure needs, and the level of automation required.

Post a job

Create a detailed job post to attract the right DevOps Engineers. Include information about the project, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist the DevOps Engineers who meet your requirements. Look at their past projects and check their skills and experience.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews to understand the DevOps Engineer's approach to work, their problem-solving skills, and their ability to deliver on project requirements.

Make an offer

Once you find the right DevOps Engineer, make an offer. Include the project details, payment terms, and timeline. Remember to make all payments through Contra to ensure a smooth and secure transaction.

3 questions to ask when interviewing DevOps Engineers

1. Can you describe a project where you implemented a successful DevOps strategy? What were the challenges and how did you overcome them?

2. What tools and technologies are you most comfortable with in managing infrastructure and automating deployments?

3. Can you explain how you approach system monitoring and error detection? What tools do you use for these tasks?

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DevOps engineering is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery of high-quality software. DevOps engineers typically have knowledge of both software development and IT operations and use tools and technologies to automate infrastructure, monitor performance, and integrate features and updates quickly and continuously.

DevOps engineering is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery of high-quality software. DevOps engineers typically have knowledge of both software development and IT operations and use tools and technologies to automate infrastructure, monitor performance, and integrate features and updates quickly and continuously.

A DevOps Engineer is responsible for creating and maintaining a development environment that promotes rapid development, testing, and deployment of software. Their tasks may include developing and maintaining continuous integration and delivery pipelines, managing configuration management tools, developing automation scripts, and monitoring systems.

Hiring a DevOps Engineer on Contra allows you to access top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and manage contracts and payments all in one place. Plus, Contra's payment policy ensures that freelancers get paid commission-free, making it an attractive platform for top talent.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. DevOps Engineers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of DevOps Engineers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Any project that involves software development and requires continuous integration and delivery, automated testing, or cloud infrastructure management could benefit from the skills of a DevOps Engineer. This could include web development projects, mobile and web app development, and software product development.

The cost of hiring a DevOps Engineer on Contra can vary based on the complexity of your project and the engineer's experience and skills. On average, hiring a DevOps Engineer on Contra can cost between $60 to $65 per hour.

Freelance DevOps Engineers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. The funds for each milestone are only released after you approve the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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