What's it like to be a DevOps Engineer?
A DevOps (development–operations) engineer facilitates collaboration between an IT organisation’s development and operations teams in order to achieve increased productivity. They oversee the efficient release and use of new software code and products.
Tasks and duties
- Designing tools and processes for managing infrastructure.
- Working on multiple platforms across different programming languages.
- Automating workloads across multiple cloud providers.
- Automating testing and deployment processes.
- Providing support to internal and external stakeholders on multiple platforms.
- Creating tools and processes designed to increase user satisfaction.
- Managing version control via Git and similar systems.
DevOps engineers have advanced problem–solving skills and enjoy collaborating with others. As they manage teams of developers, they need to have a strong knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), a six–stage process which guides software development projects. DevOps engineers work in IT companies and technology–driven organisations of all sizes.
What can I earn as a DevOps Engineer?
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How to become a DevOps Engineer
- Complete a qualification in computer science with a focus on software development. Equivalent qualifications from industry bodies and vendors may be equally well regarded.
- Build your knowledge in one or more cloud technologies including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, or Microsoft Azure.
- Build your knowledge of industry–relevant coding languages.
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