Both through internal development and consultants, we’ve now got our sysadmin needs pretty much under control, though we’ve not automated as much as we’d like. But we’re still looking for one or two more developers.
We’ve found good people. They just all seem to get sucked into going to graduate school to do their PhDs.
But we have, over the past half year, had a lot of experience with a lot of different people, have updated our hiring process somewhat, and have, most importantly, documented it publicly.
Certain parts of it sparked a lot of discussion on a local mailing list, though I won’t post the link here so as not to give away too many secrets.
Even if you don’t want to apply, we’d be interested in hearing your opinions on our hiring process.