5 Skills a Microservices Candidate Should Possess


Microservices is being considered as the next disruptive technology evolution. It provides organisations new ways to build applications, a much better and faster way for software development.  In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it’s the fast fish which eats the slow fish., therefore the objective is always to deliver a quality product at the shortest period of time and that’s why more and more organisations are adopting Microservices which obviously indicates that there will be a lot of demand for Microservices skills in the job market and that’s where you as a recruiter comes into picture.

In this article, I will try to explain what are the 5 skills a Microservices candidate should have, which will help you screen them rightly.

Let’s first understand what are Microservices:

Microservices are also known as Microservices architecture. It basically is an approach to developing a large, single application by composing together a set of independent applications.

The main reason to adopt microservices is that it enables organizations to continuously deliver large applications and respond to market quickly.

Now let’s have a look at some of the skills a Microservices candidate should possess:


Microservices is an architectural pattern, it is not really linked to a particular language but it is important for a good Microservices candidate to have knowledge of JAVA, as most of the stuff on the Microservices is happening on JAVA. Therefore it is advisable for recruiters to verify if the candidate has JAVA skills.

Related Article:  How to screen Java developers’ skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment.


Spring Boot and Spring Cloud are the most popular frameworks when it comes to building Microservices.  Spring Boot is a framework for simple setup of new applications and for completing things speedier.  However, there are frameworks like Lagom which are pretty popular as well. You can refer to Spring Boot questions and their answers for screening the candidate.


Containerization is an approach to software development. It basically solves the problem of getting software run reliably. Pieces of code are packaged in a standardised way so that they can quickly be plugged in and run on the operating system. When it comes to Microservices, Docker is pretty popular. Ask candidates if they are aware of Docker. Here is an article for your reference Docker interview questions and answers

Back End Development:

Microservices is a distributed system. There are lots of complexities in getting this system to work together and that’s where back-end developers normally are at ease. Ideally, you should be looking for candidates who have experience in back-end development. Here are 10 expert questions for interviewing a Back End Developer.


Microservices basically needs an understanding of distributed system, which is advanced software engineering. An experienced candidate would be able to pick it better and quicker, therefore, one should avoid approaching freshers for a Microservices position.

Remember these skills are just the tip of the iceberg. Microservices requires a wide variety of skills. I would recommend you to learn and explore more about Microservices which will expand your horizon and you will always be able to recruit the right candidate. Check out the storified version of #RezoomexAMA tweetchat on how to recruit good candidates for Microservices.

Know about Salaries for Microservices candidates in Paywatch Salary Report for Microservices. Also, watch the video below.

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