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DevOps Engineer

Collaborate with development and operations teams to bring software projects to life.

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.

DevOps Engineer

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.
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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


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Employers in this industry may prefer candidates with tertiary qualifications in computer science and industry experience. The DevOps Engineer role is usually a senior position and requires extensive industry experience in either a development or operations capacity.

  1. Complete a qualification in computer science with a focus on software development. Equivalent qualifications from industry bodies and vendors may be equally well regarded.
  2. Build your knowledge in one or more cloud technologies including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, or Microsoft Azure.
  3. Build your knowledge of industry–relevant coding languages.

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Latest DevOps Engineer reviews

Latest reviews from 10 DevOps Engineers surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
DevOps is a mindset change that not everyone can accept but very rewarding if you are willing to learn
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
AWS DevOps
The good things
If you are very curious about the very latest cloud technologies and willing to put in a lot of time and effort to learn, it can be a very fulfilling role. If you come from a traditional IT infrastruc...
The challenges
While it is rewarding shifting from a traditional IT role to DevOps, you have to be wary that it can be challenging when working with those who have not shifted their mindset. It can be frustrating an...
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May 2021
DevOps is about accepting failure as tool for improvement.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Science)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
CI/CD pipeline, automation
The good things
Versatility of the tasks you will perform to setup a CI/CD pipeline or automate something provide exposure to wide range of technologies. Learning those technologies, how to use them and solve problem...
The challenges
Not everything can be done with acceptable loss oftime or resources. You need to embrace 'fail fast' approach and the most importantly do not treat failure as a bad thing. It also show you something y...
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