Docker

Docker-specialized DevOps Engineer Job Description Template

Containerization is a type of virtualization, and Docker is one of the most powerful open-source containerization technologies today. Unlike with traditional methodologies, Docker does not need an operating system for each application but instead uses application images that cleverly reuse parts of the host OS. This lean and secure approach means that Docker is increasingly used in place of full VMs for creating reproducible and scalable environments, so DevOps engineers with Docker skills are in high demand.

Share

Containerization is a type of virtualization, and Docker is one of the most powerful open-source containerization technologies today. Unlike with traditional methodologies, Docker does not need an operating system for each application but instead uses application images that cleverly reuse parts of the host OS. This lean and secure approach means that Docker is increasingly used in place of full VMs for creating reproducible and scalable environments, so DevOps engineers with Docker skills are in high demand.

Not to worry—this Docker-specialized DevOps engineer job description template will help you write a targeted job ad, so you can find and hire the right person with your specific criteria.

Docker-specialized DevOps Engineer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{ Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else that you think makes your company interesting. }}

Job Description

We are looking for a DevOps engineer who knows Docker inside and out. They will be responsible for defining and implementing our containerization technology strategies. They will also design our architecture and define our roadmap. The candidate will work on building, scaling, and monitoring various highly complex applications of ours, and making our container orchestration cluster highly available.

The candidate has to be an expert in Docker and containerization technologies. They must have knowledge about container orchestration tools like Kubernetes and logging/monitoring tools for these orchestration tools. They will also be responsible for building and improving our application CI/CD pipelines and keeping themselves and their team up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and improve monitoring and alerting.
  • Build and maintain highly available systems on Kubernetes.
  • Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines.
  • Implement an auto-scaling system for our Kubernetes nodes.
  • Participate in on-call rotations.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Operations or systems administration experience, particularly on Linux.
  • At least {{ one year | two years }} of experience with {{ Kubernetes, etc. }}, Docker, and/or cloud deployment technologies
  • Experience with container networking on Docker.
  • Experience with application deployment by using CI/CD.
  • Experience with monitoring tools like Prometheus, Grafana, Datadog, etc.
  • Experience with alerting tools like OpsGenie, PagerDuty, etc.
  • {{ List education level, experience level, or certification(s) you require }}
See also:Toptal’s growing, community-driven list of essential Docker interview questions

Recent Docker Articles by Toptal Engineers

How to Hire Docker Developers

Docker developers boost business productivity by simplifying the development, deployment, and distribution of digital products. This guide to hiring Docker experts offers insight into best practices, skill requirements, job description tips, and interview questions and answers to help you identify the best candidates for your project.

Read Hiring Guide

Find the right Docker interview questions

Read a list of great community-driven Docker interview questions.
Read them, comment on them, or even contribute your own.

Read the Questions

Hire a Top Docker Developer Now

Toptal is a marketplace for top Docker developers, engineers, programmers, coders, architects, and consultants. Top companies and startups choose Toptal Docker freelancers for their mission-critical software projects.

See Their Profiles

Bogdan Baba

Freelance Docker Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since May 10, 2021

Bogdan is a senior Linux system administrator, DevOps engineer, and IT department leader with 15+ years of experience. He specializes in storage, servers, Puppet, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, and AWS, and he has worked in the apparel, fashion, and cryptocurrency industries.

Show More

Victor Barba Martin

Freelance Docker Developer
Spain
Toptal Member Since March 16, 2021

Victor has substantial experience in the field of DevOps, architecting AWS solutions and leveraging tools like CloudFormation, EC2, ECS, Lambda, VPC, and S3, among others. He is adept at handling governance and management tools (Organizations, CloudTrail, and Config) and developer tools (CodeBuild, CodePipeline, and CodeDeploy). Victor has successfully migrated workloads to containers, set up CI /CD pipelines, and built Slackbot for deployments and dynamic creation of development environments.

Show More

Clark Winters

Freelance Docker Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since December 14, 2023

Clark is an experienced DevOps engineer with a strong background in systems integration and programming. He has expertise in web, cloud, and database ecosystems and an affinity for the Go programming language and tools like Terraform and Docker. Clark helps clients build scalable cloud infrastructure, web services, REST APIs, and automation scripts, prioritizing efficient, tailored solutions with a commitment to on-time delivery and quick adaptability to new projects.

Show More

Discover More Docker Developers in the Toptal Network

Start Hiring

Toptal Connects the Top 3% of Freelance Talent All Over The World.

Join the Toptal community.