VSHN.timer #131: Cloud Native Job Titles

7. Mar 2022

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about the ever changing job market, bringing new buzzwords on job postings and résumés.

1. Who’s in charge of Kubernetes in organizations? We used to call them “DevOps Engineers”, but apparently the term “Kubernetes Engineer” is slowly becoming the new standard. As long as job offers for this title don’t ask for 10 years of Kubernetes experience, all should be fine.


2. Ever heard about somebody refusing a job offer because the company uses Microsoft Teams? Well, watch out, you might be missing some talent because of your tool choices. Teamwork tools have a direct impact in your productivity, creativity… and even your employee turnover.


3. How do teams organize to jump into the cloud? A lot of companies break their teeth against hyperscalers; they do not realize that DevOps requires having a new production framework, and not just CI/CD pipelines and Kubernetes.


4. What makes DevOps teams really productive? According to the 2021 DevOps Setups: Benchmarking Study it all depends of essentially one thing: whether those teams are able to adhere to the “you build it, you run it” mantra, independently, and with the greatest agility.


5. What questions do you ask a prospective employer during an interview? We have answered a few in our Handbook for future VSHNeers, but for those applying to jobs in other organizations, check this list of questions to ask before the interview is over.


Is your job title “DevOps Engineer” or “Kubernetes Engineer”? Have you ever refused a job because of the tooling chosen by a prospective employer? Do you have any tips and tricks for conducting (or attending) job interviews? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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