What is a DevOps engineer responsible for?

August 17, 2022

Tags: IT Staff Augmentation, Technologies



Companies are constantly working to improve and enhance all the processes of their teams and DevOps has proven to be a great support in this regard. It is about the development and operations teams not working in isolation, but communicating and complementing each other to work more like a gear.


“DevOps is a combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that enhance an organization's ability to deliver applications and services at high speed—develop and improve products faster than organizations using traditional software development processes and infrastructure management. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the marketplace", explained on the AWS website.




How does DevOps benefit your company?


  • You can respond faster to market changes. “For example, microservices and continuous delivery allow teams to take ownership of services and update them faster,” they explained in the same article.
  • Teams can increase the frequency and pace of releases, delivering the product users need faster.
  • Improve collaboration between development and operations teams, reducing errors and saving time.
  • Adds greater stability to operating environments.
  • Improved use of company resources.
  • Speeds problem resolution and reduces complexity of operations.




Before doing any DevOps implementation, it is important to assess the context of your company and see if it is necessary to transform the working model. It is important to talk to both the development and operations teams, to verify that everyone is on the same page: everyone has to be willing to work under this DevOps model.


Other important aspects to consider before implementation is the budget: you must be clear about the budget you are going to allocate to cover this transition. In addition, it is recommended that this transition be done little by little and progressively, in this way the teams will slowly adopt the changes in the work processes.


What is a DevOps engineer responsible for?


In general, the objective of a DevOps engineer is to work on the unification and automation of processes, being fundamental in tasks that have to do with the combination of code and the maintenance and management of applications.


As for the tasks that a DevOps engineer develops, these are part of his profile:




  • "DevOps engineers reduce that complexity by bridging the gap between the actions needed to rapidly change an application and the tasks performed to maintain its reliability," they explained in a Red Hat article.
  • They facilitate collaboration between development and operations teams.
  • They oversee the release and efficient use of new code and software products.
  • They are responsible for the design of tools and processes for infrastructure management
  • A DevOps engineer must be able to work on multiple platforms through different programming languages.
  • Likewise, this professional is trained to create tools and processes designed to enhance the user experience and satisfaction.


“A DevOps engineer works with development staff to address the coding and scripting required to connect various elements of the application, such as APIs, libraries, and software development kits (SDKs), and integrate other components such as SQL, messaging or data management tools that DevOps teams need to run the software release on production operating systems and infrastructure", explained in an article on the TechTarget portal.


“Specifically, a DevOps engineer focuses on automation and maintenance in the real world, so it is common to find jobs that emphasize automation and maintenance of software products, systems, and services,” they added.




Tools that every DevOps engineer should know


The Edureka portal! He shared in an article those tools that DevOps use most frequently. 


  • Git and GitHub: for source code management (Version Control System)
  • Jenkins: Automation server, with plugins built for developing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Selenium: automation tests.
  • Docker: software containerization platform.
  • Kubernetes: container orchestration tool.
  • Chef: Configuration and Deployment Management
  • Nagios: Continuous Monitoring.


Now that you know the basics of a DevOps engineer's job, you can consider hiring one in your company if you want to digitally transform your processes. Do you need a technology partner? Contact us!


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