SudoRank: A Powerful New Platform for Recruiting and Hiring Linux System Administrators

Building the right team across any industry is crucial, and one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make after finding the right hiring manager is finding a way to keep your technology stack running smoothly. At HackerRank, I’ve dedicated myself to helping companies find the right tech hires while also pairing talented programmers with the firms that need their skills. This means it’s imperative to have a pulse on what hiring managers are looking for to meet their business objectives.

Recent data shows that Linux talent is becoming more of a priority for hiring managers. According to a 2014 survey, 77% of hiring managers named “hiring Linux talent” as a top priority, which represents a 70% increase from 2013. With this data and feedback from hiring managers across the globe, a new HackerRank product named SudoRank was born. SudoRank is a first-of-its kind way for companies to fill an essential position — system administrators and system reliability engineers who work with Linux every day.

SudoRank’s evaluative power comes from the same philosophy that infuses the rest of our platform: create a testing environment that recreates what on-the-job professionals would actually be doing. Instead of relying on resumes, G-drive and chalk boards to assess Linux scripting skill, SudoRank has Linux pros showing off their chops directly to the interviewer with their own root session in a unique web-based Linux Bash terminal. Talented candidates gain the greater ability to prove their skills and employers gain greater insight into the candidates they are thinking of hiring. This approach enables companies to truly evaluate candidates based on merit, yielding the fairest and most optimal outcomes for both sides.

SudoRank joins DroidRank — the first native Android code testing platform — in HackerRank’s range of offerings aimed at making the world flat for tech’s most in-demand positions.

If you’re interested in the technology behind SudoRank or want to know more about how it can help you find the best Linux scripters and system admins, I encourage you to check out the SudoRank home page for more information.

What methods are you currently using to find the top Linux talent that you need to meet your business objectives? We’d love to hear in the comments section.

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