In this new word of data and digital, you need your pillars for IT organization. Apart from SMEs and Governance, one of the most important pillar is DevOps.
What exactly is DevOps: In simpler words this is the vertical responsible for development and operations for your organization. These are the people who are working across functions and verticals and delivering values for business. In short they are the backbone for IT organization.
You ask any of the IT leader, his primary concern would be to get resources with fitment in this ever changing world of digital transformations. The people with experience are far far away from these trending technologies or there are newbies who are pro with technology but they lack the experience.
In my view the candidate who fits in the blue circle below is the fittest for the role. He will be with keen interest, sharp learning capabilities with a intent to learn and will be possessing basic required qualification.
In short, you would be looking for a Versatilist. Versatilist would be a professionals whose multidisciplinary assignments, roles and experiences create a blend of synthesized knowledge, competencies and context that create and fuel business value. They will apply their insights and expertise to a progressively wider range of situations, teams, initiatives and experiences resulting in solutions which would help them deliver as per business expectation.
So leaders once you get someone like this, its your job to
- Keep him/her motivated
- Share clear growth path for him/her
- Ensure he/she is given opportunities to experiment, fail and learn