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How to become a DevOps engineer

“How to become a DevOps engineer,” on FaysalKahn.org, November 26, 2020.

As companies trend toward DevSecOps, it’s key to build-in secure software from the start, rather than bolt it on later, said Meera Subbarao, senior principal consultant for the Synopsys Software Integrity Group.

People skills are also key for breaking down silos between departments, but tend to be underappreciated, Alan Zucker, founding principal of Project Management Essentials, told TechRepublic. As software engineers, DevOps professionals tend to look to tools rather than people and processes.

“Great DevOps engineers start by understanding the people, the culture, and how the organization runs,” Zucker said. “They then build a strategy that focuses on simplifying the overall operating environment to achieve the goal of continuous delivery.”