Hire DevOps Engineers
When your developers struggle to keep up the release speed. When the project grows in size and complexity. When your team is overloaded with mundane tasks. It's time to hire a dedicated DevOps engineer.
Why hire DevOps at MindK
With more than 13 years on the market, MindK offers battle-tested DevOps engineers from our pool of in-house experts. Every one of them has gone through extensive training with personal mentors and skill development roadmaps.
Superb technical and soft skills
Only 4 in 100 Middle and Senior candidates have what it takes to join MindK and maintain a perfect track record on our projects.
Best homegrown DevOps talent
Hire experienced DevOps specialists that have been learning and working successfully on MindK projects for 5 years on average.
Superb communicators & team players
Our DevOps engineers can easily fit any team. They have hands-on experience of working both in startups and large enterprise projects.
85% of the company - Middle and Senior engineers
We invest in attracting and retaining the best engineers with robust HR processes, training programs, and regular IT events.
Agile product mindset
Our DevOps engineers work in cross-functional teams, communicating daily with other tech specialists and business stakeholders. They are focused on delivering value to the clients.
Security and IP protection
We’re serious about your intellectual property, security, and user privacy. All our processes follow data privacy standards like GDPR and CCPA.
Augmenting the external team with AngularJS and DevOps expertise to speed up the development process
AISEMO – An intelligent solution for the injection molding industry, Switzerland
AISEMO provides multiple AI-driven solutions for monitoring injection molding production. By augmenting our client’s team with an experienced DevOps engineer, MindK helped the client:
- increase their development speed;
- automate all processes to maintain the infrastructure;
- provide solutions to support constant AI algorithm upgrades.
Rewriting Infrastructure as Code and streamlining the release process
Optimizing infrastructure costs and improving scalability
Setting up Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) with DevOps staff augmentation services
Steps to hire DevOps engineers
Developer mentorship program
Internal training and tech talks
Local IT events
Head of Operations, Bitrock Srl
One of the best
partners we had
MindK provided two senior DevOps engineers to assist in the client's project. We collaborate with various partners but MindK is one of the best in terms of the quality of the profile proposed and time to market. I appreciated the time in replying to our requests and the quality and skill of the resources proposed.
Talent Acquisition Expert, Yokoy
The workflow was very effective
«The cloud migration project could be accelerated and we were able to focus on other topics within DevOps and Cloud. The workflow was very effective, the communication went very well and all deadlines were met. There were no issues whatsoever at any time. Their pace, level of service, and quality aren't always easy to find amongst vendors.»
Senior Product Manager, Building Materials Company
«It’s so comforting to know that they see the whole picture and take full responsibility. It’s made all of the difference. I was most impressed with their proactiveness.»
CTO, The Game Band
The team is always there to dig in and help
«I’m happy with MindK’s agility, which relates to their communication. If we need to pivot on something, they’re ready to go in a different direction, and it doesn’t take a lot of energy to move that ship. The team is always there to dig in and help us out when we need to understand anything. Overall, they’re really supportive.»
Chief Experience Officer, Melody
«Our project has been going smoother than I could have imagined... It's the first time I've worked with a dev team a distance away that didn't have major (or any, for that matter) hiccups or have things lost in communication. I wish we could snatch them and make them a part of our team.»
«The quality of work and the interactions with the team felt akin to anyone that I've worked within the Bay Area in technology. MindK's expertise is for real and the bar is high. This isn't your typical outsourcing shop, MindK has top-notch engineers and PMs.»
Transparent and predictable pricing
Pay a fixed fee per DevOps engineer, once a month. Enjoy excellent service as we take care of everything else – employee retention, taxes, legal services, and so forth.
no setup fee
no project management fee
pay per month
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When should I hire a DevOps engineer?
There are a few situations where hiring a DevOps engineer will bring a lot of value to the company. On many projects, developers take care of infrastructure, continuous delivery, and monitoring. As the project grows in size and complexity, these tasks start to take away a lot of time from their main tasks. As a result, your deployments become less stable. At this point, it becomes necessary to hire a dedicated engineer to take care of automation.
Another common scenario is a larger team that has already implemented infrastructure as code, CI/CD pipelines, and other DevOps best practices. They often have faulty logic and become disarrayed when the DevOps specialist leaves the team. Another possibility is when the project simply becomes too complex for a single engineer.
- How much does it cost to hire a devops engineer? What kind of pricing do you offer?
In 2023, the median salary of a DevOps engineer in the US hovers around $69,4 a year, according to Glassdoor. The national average for DevOps freelance hourly rate is $61/hour. And enterprise-grade DevOps outsourcing agencies like MindK can lend their services for $50-99/hour.
With MindK, you pay a fixed monthly fee per DevOps engineer for as long as you need. There are no setup and project management fees.
- How do you handle differences in time zones?
All our DevOps engineers have experience working on international projects. To mitigate the time zone difference, we make the most out of the golden hours. This is the time when one team is just starting the work day while the other hasn’t yet left the office. We can also help you hire a nearshore DevOps developer for maximum convenience.
- Can I rotate a DevOps engineer or cancel the services?
You can swap a DevOps engineer for another specialist at any time or cancel the service on short notice. Moreover, we offer a one-month probation period for our DevOps engineers.
- How to ensure the engineer's CV matches their real skills?
MindK has a multi-step vetting process that eliminates 96% of candidates based on their technical and soft skills. Those who passed the final interview, go on to work with a perfect track record for 5 years on average. But you don’t have to trust our words. Feel free to run as many interviews as needed and give your own test assignments to ensure the right fit for your company.
- How do you ensure your DevOps specialists have good English and soft skills?
First of all, we’ve implemented a rigorous pre-vetting process to ensure all candidates have good English and soft skills. Our DevOps engineers work daily on international projects, participate in Sprint plannings with clients and demo the projects to stakeholders. This helps them grow soft skills, along with regular English lessons.
We cultivate four key values in our DevOps engineers:
- Get things done. We take the initiative to offer solutions instead of passively complaining about problems.
- Self-management. We don’t hire a boss or two for each project. Our engineers kick themselves up every day to do the job because they know how and why.
- Relentless strive for self-realization. Each Mindkicker strives to become a professional in their field on their own initiative, not because they are forced.
- Positive thinking. Life is all about overcoming challenges and obstacles. A positive attitude helps us solve problems without dwelling on them.
- How can you protect my intellectual property?
We recommend our clients sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) even before they share the first details of their project. You can also request an additional Non-Compete Clause that would prohibit us from working for your competitors.
- What skills does a DevOps engineer need?
A good DevOps engineer has a wide range of technical and soft skills:
- Linux and scripting skills.
- Knowledge of version control systems, containerization, infrastructure orchestration, configuration management, and CI/CD tools.
- Understanding of cloud computing and major providers.
- Knowledge of open-source automation tools like Ansible and Terraform.
- Programming skills in languages such as Python and Bash.
- Familiarity with testing, monitoring, and alerting tools.
- Security skills – code analysis tools like SonarQube; vulnerability analysis, threat investigation, change management, and so on.
- Soft skills like problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration, self-management, proactiveness, and good English.
- Is there a minimum term for a contract with MindK?
There’s no minimum term for a contract when hiring a DevOps consultant at MindK. The minimum term for hiring a dedicated DevOps engineer starts at 3 months
- Where to find great DevOps engineers? How to hire a DevOps engineer?
Your first option is to search for DevOps candidates on sites like Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster, AngelList, and Dice.com. According to LinkedIn, there were over 81K DevOps vacancies in the US at the start of 2023. At the same time, the site shows about 86K DevOps engineers in the US. Most of these people already have cushy jobs, so competition for top talent is as fierce as ever.
Your second option is to look for DevOps freelancers on sites like Fiverr and Upwork. Lastly, you can contact a DevOps outsourcing company like MindK. Just fill out the contact form and our CTO will soon contact you to learn more about your needs. We’ll assess our in-house engineers and send you the CVs of the most relevant specialists in just a couple of days. You can then run as many interviews as you need to ensure they make a perfect fit for your company.