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Everything you need to know

What does a DevOps engineer do?

In this DevOps engineer overview, we explore the role of a software development culture that seamlessly combines development and operations. A DevOps engineer is a system engineer with specialized DevOps knowledge who focuses on automating and optimizing the product development cycle. In other words, they make it effective, stable, and secure while maintaining the high quality of the product. To achieve this, they need extensive knowledge of software development and testing, system administration, and cloud technologies, often writing code to automate processes and deliver products.

The key responsibilities of a DevOps engineer include:

  • Working with development and operations teams to address issues in the software development process.
  • Creating automation tools for continuous integration, delivery, and deployment.
  • Overseeing infrastructure to ensure optimal performance, security, and scalability.
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Key qualities of an effective DevOps engineer
checkmarkStrong technical skills

Expertise in coding, version control, containerization tools, infrastructure as code (IaC), and CI/CD pipelines.

checkmarkProcess-oriented mindset

Experience with agile and DevOps methodologies and focus on optimizing and streamlining development and deployment processes.

checkmarkPassion for learning

Willingness to build new skills on top of your current tech experience.

checkmarkEffective communication

Ability to clearly communicate, brainstorm, share information, negotiate, and resolve conflicts.

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