HackerRank releases SudoRank: powerful new platform for recruiting system administrators

It’s early 2015 and HackerRank is antsy to release another platform that helps flatten the tech talent world. In addition to our very successful HackerRank for Work and DroidRank platforms which support programmers and Android developers, respectively, we’re excited to announce our new product: SudoRank. A new HackerRank platform built for another crucial technical skillset: Linux scripters. Because keeping your technology stack running smoothly is about more than developers. It’s also about the system administrators and system reliability engineers who use their Linux scripting skills to keep your data centers running 24/7.

SudoRank offers the same unique features, like code challenges and CodePair, that other HackerRank products do. But, where those products rely on built-in, web-based compilers and IDEs, SudoRank relies on something a little different: built-in, web-based Linux Bash terminals.

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Yes, you read that right: Built-in, web-based Linux Bash terminals! It’s a thing of beauty, right? Instead of relying solely on resumes and chalk boards to assess scripting skill, SudoRank gives Linux gurus the chance to show off their scripting chops directly to the interviewer with their own root session in a Linux Bash terminal.

Companies can transform how they recruit Linux talent by leveraging SudoRank’s:

  • Authentic Linux server environments that measures a candidate’s actual scripting abilities
  • Library of preloaded scripting assessments, plus the ability to write scripting challenges that are personalized to suit exact hiring requirements.
  • Automated evaluation algorithm that scores each scripting challenge
  • Reports which provide proficiency and thought processes insights
  • Access to a candidate’s recorded session for easy review of their thought process

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When all is said and done, you’ve got a complex data center and your company relies on it operating smoothly. And you need to know that the people you’re interviewing can actually do what you need them to. With that in mind, you’ll use SudoRank to watch how a candidate performs network and email configurations, clears disk files, checks system logs, and more, while you interact with them in real-time over an audio/video CodePair session.

At HackerRank, we know that your technology team requires different skillsets and domains, which is why we’re so eager to keep releasing new platforms that empower you (and our 1,000+ customers) find the best tech talent. Whether they’re coders, Android developers, or system administrators, HackerRank has you covered, and that doesn’t account for the roles HackerRank decides to support in the future as well!

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