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Experience20 years

Dmitry is a tech leader, cloud architect and site reliability engineer with over two decades of intense professional experience strictly adhering to DevOps methodology.

Expert in
  • CI/CD
  • Linux
  • Docker
  • Ansible
  • Terraform
Also worked with
  • Optimization
  • Git
  • CI/CD


Linux Developer

Experience10 years

Benrafik is a software engineer with 10 years of experience in developing web interfaces and backend services in a variety of domains (e.g e-commerce, finance) and tech-stacks.

Expert in
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • Linux
  • Unit Testing
  • React
Also worked with
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • Redux
  • Angular


Linux Developer

Experience5 years

Andrew has 5+ years of experience in the software industry. He has a track record of working with Fortune 500 clients and solving challenging problems at scale.

Expert in
  • IoT
  • Python
  • Linux
Also worked with
  • SQL
  • Django


Linux Developer

Experience15 years

Muthuvel has over 15 years of experience in software development, maintenance, design, project solution architecture, and enterprise architecture.

Expert in
  • Kotlin
  • Linux
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby
  • Java
Also worked with
  • Node.js
  • Kafka
  • Android
  • PySpark


Linux Developer

Experience12 years

Omkar has 12+ years of software engineering experience across various domains such as security, finance, healthcare, and semiconductors.

Expert in
  • Perl
  • C++
  • Linux
  • Assembly
  • Security
Also worked with
  • Python
  • Software Development
  • Maven

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How to hire the best Linux developer?

Hiring a dedicated Linux developer for your business can be a cumbersome task. Learn about the skills to look for, interview questions, and more!

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How to hire Linux developers? Skills to look for, interview questions, and more

Linux developers are some of the most valuable developers in the global tech industry today. If you are also looking to bring in professionals who can drive processes and workflows, this guide should be of assistance. The demand for Linux developers has been on the rise over the last few years making roping in the right talent all the more important. So, to help to find reliable and talented developers for your team, we've developed a dedicated hiring guide.

Go through the full set of questions and qualities every Linux developer should possess to find the right talent. Try to look for specialists with at least a few years of experience under their belts.

Skills to look for in a Linux developer?

Hiring a proficient developer takes more than just scanning through stacks of applications. At a high level, Linux developers should have the following skills in their arsenal:

1. Well-versed with basic directory architecture

When tasked to hire Linux developers in 2023, always look for people who can drive development processes. Look for professionals with a strong understanding of basic architecture directories who can lead a team whenever required.

A deep understanding of directory architecture helps to initiate projects faster. It is a must-have for any developer to be considered for leadership roles. To understand the requirements, it is best to consult technical experts to gain more knowledge and filter the best talents.

2. Strong scripting skills

One of the primary skills that define the value of a Linux developer in 2023 is their ability to write code. The global industry is always on the lookout for developers who can help innovate and take their products to the next level.

So, when you're looking to hire a Linux developer, shortlist professionals with strong scripting skills. Mentioning requirements about scripting skills in job postings can also help to find the right talent. Also, try looking for mentions of working experience with Pearl, Golang, or Python when looking through applications.

3. Wide knowledge of commands

Linux developers are often seen tackling complex situations during development processes. Debugging nagging problems can be a tough task and requires knowledge of a wide variety of codes. When looking for new remote Linux developers to join your team, try to look for professionals with proven experience in technical management. Look for people with an eagerness of taking charge to drive processes forward.

Wide knowledge of commands is a basic requirement for every Linux developer. Deep understanding is essential to ensure the implementation of proper codes to align with requirements.

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4. Technical investigation skills

A variety of approaches and technologies are combined to develop applications. Even though every product is launched after thorough testing, applications do tend to show errors or even crash at times. This is common but needs technical understanding and investigative skills to identify hidden errors. For which try to shortlist professionals showcasing similar professional traits.

Try to vet the developer's past professional experiences to check how closely they fit your requirements. So, when looking for Linux developers, find professionals who can work as exceptional problem solvers

5. Knowledge of distribution differences

Linux works with several different distributions with the likes of Ubuntu and Debian being the most popular. Every different distribution also has its unique commands working with its unique approach requiring vast knowledge of the distribution. So, when looking for Linux developers, try to find people experienced in working with multiple distributions to ensure flexibility, if required.

6. Strong interpersonal skills

One of the key requirements in today's global market is the ability to communicate. It has become increasingly important for every team member to collaborate to meet project deadlines. Communication has also become important when the world going remote making the need for effective communication even more important. So, when hiring developers, especially remote Linux developers, look for people who can communicate with confidence.

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Finding Linux developers with the right set of skills can be a tough job, especially for people without experience in technical requirements. But the process can be simplified by taking advantage of a hiring funnel for shortlisting the best-suited applicants.

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We verify if the candidate really wants to work at your company and is able to spend 5+ hours to prove it by rigorous tests. It helps us to see a developer's caliber.

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Developers are asked SKILL related questions and made to solve tricky problems. We use open questions. The goal is not only to test developers’ knowledge – we also want to find out their way of thinking.

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Top 10 Linux developer interview questions

Before selecting Linux developers to join your team it is important to test their level of knowledge. We've developed a list of interview questions that can help you to vet applicants and select the perfect developer for the opening.

See if the Linux developer can explain the concept with confidence. LILO is a bootloader for Linux helping to load operating systems to main memory to begin operations.

Just like other operating systems, Linux has its own set of components. Linux operates with components like kernel, shells, GUIs, system utilities, and apps.

Some of the most commonly used shells used in Linux are:

  • Bash
  • csh
  • ksh
  • bsh

Any experienced Linux developer should be able to explain the concept. Inodes are the unique file names given by the operating system.

This is another question that experienced developers should be able to answer. Process IDs are the unique IDs used by the OS to identify individual processes.

There are plenty of different variants of Linux used by developers around the world. The more a developer can list, the wider one's knowledge base is. Here's a list of popular Linux.

  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Redhat
  • Debian
  • Fedora

Swap spaces are specific spaces used by Linux to hold concurrent running programs for a short period. They're used when RAM does not have enough space for holding all running programs.

There are two major differences between BASH and DOS are:

  • BASH commands are case sensitive unlike DOS commands
  • DOS uses a conventional naming system of 8 characters and a file extension whereas BASH does not follow any such rules.

In Linux, root accounts act as file administrator accounts offering full control of the system. A developer can even create and maintain user accounts and also control their set of permissions.

Samba is a service used for connecting Linux machines to MS network resources by granting Microsoft SMB support.

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Here are some more Linux developer interview questions that you can ask to assess a developer’s caliber.

  • What are the basic user management commands used in Linux?
  • What is SMTP?
  • What is the command used for uncompressing gzip files?
  • Which partition is used for storing Linux system configuration files?
  • What is the reason behind using MD5 options in passwords?
  • Differentiate between soft and hard mounting points
  • What are the different file permissions used in Linux?
  • What modes are used in VI editors?
  • Which partition stores system configuration files in Linux?
  • What is the process of modifying existing files in VI?

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