IBM has posted a job ad inviting candidates with a “minimum 12+ years of experience in Kubernetes administration and management”.
Funny thing is – Kubernetes is just 6-year-old technology.
First GitHub commits for the Kubernetes was made on June 7, 2014, which is 6 years ago. In other words, IBM is calling candidates who have 12+ years of experience in a technology that is just 6 years old.
What is Kubernetes
Google has designed Kubernetes initially as an open-source container orchestration system for automating computer application deployment in 2014.
Who Posted this job and for which IBM location:
IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) posted this job for India. The city name was not mentioned in the job description.
IBM is not alone; many times job postings have a silly mistake. Many people supported saying HR or non-technical recruiters who are putting down requirements may not have an idea about it.
How People and community reacted:
Soon this job posting went viral, especially because of those who know about Kubernetes or worked on this technology.
Here are a couple of hilarious tweets that Indian IT Blog liked:
The first one is from developer Sebastián Ramírez, who created FastAPI and recently shared a similar experience on Twitter.
I saw a job post the other day. 👔
It required 4+ years of experience in FastAPI. 🤦
I couldn’t apply as I only have 1.5+ years of experience since I created that thing. 😅
Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate that “years of experience = skill level”. ♻
— Sebastián Ramírez (@tiangolo) July 11, 2020
I just remembered seeing this a couple of days ago 😅 this explain everything pic.twitter.com/0sl2vnEho6
— El Habbazi Jalal Eddine (@HabbaziJalal) July 12, 2020