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Junior DevOps Engineer Skills Assessment

Junior DevOps Engineer Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
A Junior DevOps Engineer’s primary responsibility is to learn the methodology of combining software development and IT operations lifecycle to work in unison. When shadowing senior colleagues, they will learn to enhance the developer’s ability to produce bug-free and high-quality code in a manner that does not hinder any party involved. They will interact with developers to understand the problems they face and assist senior resources in building pipelines. This assessment contains 9 questions that are designed to test the varying skills of the candidate’s ability to succeed and thrive in the role from a variety of different skills that are relevant.
Skills tested in this assessment
A Junior DevOps Engineer must have a fundamental knowledge of programming in different languages relevant to an organization’s tech stack, be able to communicate with a range of stakeholders, and have the customer/consumer in mind when designing and developing pipelines. Specifically, in the Vervoe skill assessment, the following skills are looked at it in detail, communication and general knowledge and application of DevOps.
What to test with this assessment
From a carefully constructed set of questions that test an important subset of the required skills to successfully be a Junior DevOps Engineer, you will be able to determine their ability to communicate with senior colleagues in order to learn the organization’s processes around DevOps. The candidate’s skill level around the fundamentals of DevOps will also be put to test by various different practical application questions which test their knowledge with different DevOps tools like Docker.

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Junior DevOps Engineers assist in setting up and maintain an organisations CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous delivery) environments and pipelines. By doing this it enables developers to rapidly test their work and make sure, code does not enter production with bugs.

Candidates who perform well on this Junior DevOps Engineer skills assessment will have all the technical skills to use tools such as Docker and other DevOps related tools. They will also have the soft skills to communicate with the developers they are assisting.

You can expect to learn whether a candidate knows what Jenkins and Bamboo is, why CI/CD is important for developer environments, what IaaS is, the various offerings AWS has for assisting DevOps engineers and how to use Docker.

Junior DevOps Engineers need to be good communicators as they will spend a lot of time interacting with senior resources and speaking to users of the CI/CD pipelines and assisting them in troubleshooting when problems arise.
DevOps is the combination of software development and IT operations. This combination allows developers to save time by giving them a platform to deploy code in a rapid fashion and ensuring the code is tested every time it is deployed lowering the chance of bugs entering prod environments.


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Question Type: Video

You’re apart of university work placement program and have been working for the last 9 months as a DevOps engineer. The company you work for asked if you could represent them at a job fair. One of the students at the fair asks you, "What do you think the benefits of using cloud services are for a small business?" Please record your response.
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If you were trying to advise solutions to a company about good practices in relation to continuous integration, what are some of the advantages you would mention to them to try and convince them of your recommendation?
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Can you please explain, using your own words, what infrastructure as a service is?

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Combining a detailed Junior DevOps Engineer job description with a Junior DevOps Engineer skills assessment can help to identify the specific skills and knowledge required for the job, and can streamline the candidate selection process. By writing a clear and concise job description, hiring managers can attract the right Junior DevOps Engineer candidates for each role.

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