How to build a successful career as a DevOps engineer

“How to build a successful career as a DevOps engineer” on Tech Republic, April 21, 2022

1. Soft skills
DevOps is about transforming the functional work experience between the development and operations teams by breaking down the silos, said Karthiga Sadasivan, director and head of DevOps at Happiest Minds Technologies. “A DevOps engineer would be required to be a bridge between the silos and bring different teams together to work towards a common goal,” she said.

People skills are key, but tend to be underappreciated, said Alan Zucker, founding principal of Project Management Essentials. 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.”