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7 dos and don’ts for working with offshore agile teams

November 21, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

Do design a fair way to assess technical skills

The first question technical team leaders ask is whether they want a devops engineer on their team, but standard approaches of interviewing candidates and testing technical skills may not work very well with a remote candidate, especially if there are language barriers.

Marko Anastasov, cofounder of Semaphore CI/CD, says, “You can teach a talented engineer any framework in six weeks, but you can’t make an engineer talented in any amount of time. To assess the technical skills of your candidates, nothing replaces a short 40-minute live coding interview. Don’t discriminate by technology, so let candidates use their favorite language and IDE.”

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