WeCloudData’s DevOps Career guide will help you better understand the DevOps career path and whether or not it will be a good fit for you. If you decide DevOps is a good fit then WeCloudData’s DevOps program can help you launch your DevOps journey and land that dream job.
This guide will help you navigate the skills and job requirements as well as career paths in the DevOps space. There are many roads that can lead to DevOps and most of you will likely have a unique background, story, and reason for breaking into the field. There’s no one-size-fits-all, but these general points can help act as a guide for your journey into DevOps.
First, we help you understand what DevOps is and some career paths associated with DevOps as well as the DevOps job market. We then explore the tools leveraged by DevOps architects and engineers to ensure successful software delivery cycles from the cradle to the grave. Finally, we’ll wrap up with some sections to help with your job search and explore the many ways WeCloudData can help in your DevOps journey including mentorship support and advice.
Before we dive into each section, here are a few points that you should keep in mind as you sift through the rest of this guide.
1. Decide if DevOps is a good fit for you
A career in DevOps – like any other career – will likely have aspects that you’ll enjoy and some aspects you won’t. Before you decide to make that career switch or go deeper into DevOps, it’s worthwhile considering whether the tools you’ll have to use and master, or the activities and work involved are your cup of tea. Even if there will always be some downsides, you want to ensure the positives far outweigh the negatives – for you.
2. Be patient and embrace life-long learning
DevOps is a hot buzzword in the tech space right now and will continue to be for years to come. However, due to the breadth and depth of technologies required to make “DevOps” work, this field is extremely challenging to master, and even experienced DevOps engineers need to continuously learn, upskill and stay abreast of rapidly changing developments in the space.
3. Don’t forget the business
The tools and technologies leveraged by DevOps engineers are exciting and it’s easy to get lost in the tech. But don’t forget why you’re using the technologies and tools in the first place. It’s to solve business problems and deliver value to the business and the customers.