Working within a cross disciplinary community to improve scalability, efficiency and availability of services, DevOps professionals are some of the most in-demand technologists in the current market. If you’ve got the skills, you’ve likely got a million and one options open to you!
Pioneering infrastructure scaling and leading the direction for core propositions, DevOps jobs offer a varied and highly demanding path. Dedicated to the construction, evolution and operation of resilient systems, DevOps marks a purposeful cultural shift towards collaboration. Those with a background in agile methods and lean thinking, as well as a solid understanding of classic and cloud infrastructure components are highly desired within the applied technology sector – helping to fix key performance issues through the analysis and troubleshooting of distributed systems.
For those eager to implement organisational change and work on some of the most highly challenging and rapidly evolving projects in tech, DevOps careers in applied technology may be the perfect fit.
Talented DevOps engineers will be in their element using specialised tools to implement various process stages. Whether creating chef cookbooks, using source code management systems, or demonstrating proficiency with bug management and artifacts/configuration management systems, you’ll be confident deploying and managing services. With a good knowledge of Linux, UNIX or Windows fundamentals, those in DevOps jobs will be no stranger to working on continuous integration.
Key DevOps Proficiencies
Working to fix performance issues from build through to orchestration and deployment, DevOps professionals need to have some of the most extensive skillsets in tech.
Alongside their understanding of the core platforms (including Linux, Microsoft and hybrid), it’s vital that DevOps engineers possess basic shell scripting skills – proficiency in a program like Bash, for instance, will be extremely helpful. The ability to produce good clean code, in (for example) Python, Perl or Ruby, and the comprehensive understanding of formats like XML, INI, JSON and YAML are often essential.
Strong DevOps professionals will typically possess a degree in Computer Science or similar, and will excel in areas such as configuration management, IaC and software quality assurance.
The typical DevOps tech stack includes proficiency in many of the following languages and programs:
Puppet | Chef | Vagrant | CFEngine | Jenkins | Maven | Ant | CruiseControl | Git | CVS | Splunk | New Relic | AWS | Azure | SQL | Hadoop | Bash | .NET | C++ | Java | Python | Ruby | Perl | C# | Pig | Hive | Docker | Kubernetes | Team City | Ansible | Sonarqube
Within Thatcher AT we recruit for some of the most disruptive firms in tech, working with some of the most talented DevOps professionals in the business.
Demand for DevOps professionals is strong, particularly within the applied technologies. We at Thatcher AT are always excited to speak with talented DevOps pros – please feel free to register your CV.
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