Within IT, the term DevOps is relatively new, and thus the position of DevOps Engineer has not existed for very long either. In this blog, you will read about what a DevOps engineer is, what he or she does, the tasks involved, and some of the tools you could use as a DevOps engineer.
What is a DevOps engineer?
A DevOps engineer is someone who is involved in the entire development cycle of software products; from developing the software to running and testing the quality of the delivered product.
The term DevOps is relatively new and originated from efficiency standpoint and the scrum and agile methodology. DevOps is an amalgamation of "development" and "operations," combining the functions of system administrator and developer. The idea behind it is that the deployment of IT systems and tools is done by people who were also involved in the development and are not separate components. In this way, projects can be completed faster and there is less chance of errors.
Often a DevOps team is indefinite and software engineers are project-based in software development.
What does a DevOps engineer do?
This person is responsible for ensuring that it systems and processes run properly and work seamlessly together. A DevOps engineer also ensures the security of systems. The engineer focuses on making and testing developed software operational and is already involved in the development process for this purpose.
What tasks might be part of this position?
- Develop new functionalities
- Automation and optimization of software and systems
- Maintenance releases
- Testing and test automation
- Configuration management
- Monitoring and running storage platforms
- Information Security
- Solving technical problems
- Thinking about and developing smart it solutions and processes
- Keeping up with IT developments and implementing new tools and processes
A DevOps engineer understands various tools and technologies. Without these tools, it is basically impossible to work on DevOps project. Tools that our DevOps team primarily works with include:
- Illuminated cloud
- Visual Studio Code
But of course there are many more, see the image below for a cloud and DevOps tools Landscape overview.
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