Make your hiring process more efficient with RFPs. Answer common questions in the documentation—instead of over the phone. Less-qualified candidates will be quickly filtered out. As you go over DevOps Engineer proposals, score the quotes to narrow things down. Re-use their proposal later to start the contract.
Start by going over the job requirements, then drill down into the required skills to get the job done. After that, determine how a DevOps Engineer will fit in with company culture and standards. Save time for miscellaneous questions at the end of the interview.
You’ll first need to know the expected revenue, or value of the project in question. Look next at average in-house or agency costs to complete the job. With those numbers in mind, use the Bonsai rates explorer to figure out what to offer your DevOps Engineer.
Protect yourself and your freelance DevOps Engineer with a solid contract. Set terms of payment, including amounts and expected turnaround times. In addition, be clear on all hard milestones and deadlines to avoid falling behind. Don’t forget the importance of intellectual property rights for content and assets.
1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Freelance DevOps Engineer to do the following: Audit the environment architecture and efficiency. Suggest improvement in tools and processes and build 12-month implementation roadmap.
1.2 Schedule. The Freelance DevOps Engineer will begin work on April 2, 2017 and must finish the work by June 15, 2017.
1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Freelance DevOps Engineer a flat fee of $4,500.00 (USD). Of this, the Client will pay the Developer $1,500.00 (USD) before work begins.
1.4 Expenses. The Client will not reimburse the Freelance DevOps Engineer's expenses.
1.5 Invoices. The Freelance DevOps Engineer will invoice the Client at the end of the project. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per week on the outstanding amount.
1.6 Support. The Freelance DevOps Engineer will not provide support for any deliverable once the Client accepts it, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
To get things rolling, take care of all contracts and compliance documents, from NDAs to tax forms. Provide your DevOps Engineer with software, logins, and any other required tools. Introduce the new hire to the rest of the team. Comprehensive on-boarding leads to a seamless start for everyone.
Misclassification in CA can carry a penalties that range from $5,000-$20,000. And because the Department of Labor has made enforcement their top priority, it’s essential to stay on track. Avoid expensive violations and lost time by setting up your DevOps Engineer for total and accurate compliance.