Cloud computing and cloud services play a vital role in the modern business organization. However, with the additional deployment of microservices, container orchestration, and other digitization processes, the need for engineering talent specializing in bridging the gap between existing IT infrastructure and new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) systems has grown substantially. This is the role of the Platform Engineer.
While the specifics will vary depending on the organization and the role they will play, platform engineers create systems that allow application developers to place software into the hands of users more efficiently. These systems could include standardizing an organization’s Kubernetes deployments, ensuring infrastructure is auditable, automating various deployment processes, and writing documentation for application developers.
Recruiting a platform engineering candidate with the right combination of technical expertise and experience will require a comprehensive screening process. This Hiring Kit: Platform Engineer, from TechRepublic Premium, provides an adjustable framework your business can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the right person for the job.