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What are The Most Required Skills, Job Roles & Responsibilities to Become a DevOps Engineer?

Mon, 2017-11-06 17:34
DevOps Engineer

The DevOps engineer is a key member of engineering department and aids in deploying critical tools and infrastructure that support the business’s site, software or application platforms. He also supports the already existing software and works closely with other technical teams in deploying their code, debugging their issues and providing operational supports wherever they required. Since DevOps is not just a technology but more of an ideology to bring innovation in a fast-paced company environment. More than development and operations, DevOps stands around CALMS that means Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement, and Sharing. These are the main 5 pillars on which entire DevOps is based on. So in this article, we bring a note on major roles and responsibilities of DevOps Engineer.

Let’s understand what is DevOps, their role and responsibilities

As the name implies DevOps is a combination of two words Development and Operations. Development is all about innovations, making something cool and really informative. On the other side, operations will never let the site go down. In short, DevOps can create an infinite loop of opportunities for all your code and deployment targets. This would be the best diagram to define both the terms:

Roles and Responsibilities of DevOps

  1. Management: Responsible to monitor the business’s site, software, department’s tool, procedures and promotes their evolution alongside the business’s systems. Along with this, DevOps engineer regularly checks and monitors the alarm, analyses the root cause, diagnoses the symptoms and employs preventative measures to avoid reoccurrence of similar issues. Also, they are responsible to take the ownership and accountability of the performance and reliability of the web-services that the business manages.
  2. Design and Development: Further, DevOps engineers are responsible for designing and developing the business’s infrastructure architecture. Not just this, but also develops the automated script for building development and production environments. Also, automated risk management techniques are designed, tested and supported by DevOps engineer along with implementing the consistent integration techniques between the teams.
  3. Collaboration and Support: As it is a collaborative role where he needs to work along with creating the solution and integrating it into different teams. A DevOps engineer can work with both technical and operational team.
  4. Knowledge: By now, you have an idea, A DevOps engineer has a large extent of knowledge and hence he is supposed to promote the knowledge sharing across the entire engineering department.
  5. Other Duties: He is responsible for several other duties delegated by the Director IT operations, Head of DevOps, Chief Technology Officer, Lead DevOps Engineer, or the employer.

Educational Requirements

To become a DevOps engineer, a candidate needs certain requirements that are as follows:

Educational Requirements: Bachelor degree in computer science or any other relevant field.

Experience: 3 Years of Working Experience in DevOps Skills for a DevOps Engineer in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment. He should have proven skill-set in more than one language like JavaScript, Java, .NET, Python, and so forth. Also, he should have experience in MySQL, Elasticsearch, fastly, Redis, Cassandra with continuous agile development and integration processes. Another skill set that would be required are: Linux/Unix, NoSQL databases (Aerospike, Cassandra, and MongoDB), and Network security. Knowledge of high-availability approaches such as failover, load balancing, clustering, and risk-management will be an aid-on to become a successful DevOps Engineer.

Communication Skill: Exceptional communication skills, both in written and in verbal form.

Technology/Software: Must be highly familiar with advance tool and technological platforms Such as Google, Cloud Platform, App Engine, Configuration Management Tool (Ansible, and Puppet), open source and commercial monitoring systems (Zabbix, Nagios, Open Falcon, and so forth), Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins, Maven, GitHub, and SVN), cluster management software (Kubernetes and Mesos), along with Big Data processing tools such as Hadoop, Apache Kafka, Spark, and Storm.

Interpersonal Skills: He should have catching power and easy to understand the newer concepts. Also, he should have likable, relatable, and approachable, inspiring, trustworthy and winning confidence skills to improve the collaboration.

By now, you must have an idea how respected position is this and how much challenges you can have while becoming a successful DevOps engineer.  According to a popular survey report by pay scale 2017, A Development Operations Engineer earns an average salary of $100,000 per year. SO, when you are upgrading to the latest technology?

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Meenakshi Goyal
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