As mentioned in our introductory section to DevOps, DevOps is a collection of multiple items involving people, technology, and culture. However, one of the central tenets of DevOps and its namesake is the close integration of development and IT operations teams and activities. Hence, not surprisingly, a DevOps career will straddle and cross paths with traditional careers in software development/engineering and IT SysAdmin and Operations.
For those coming from a software development background, you can complement your dev skills and tools with those from the SysAdmin realm. And for those coming from an IT SysAdmin and Operations background, learning and increasing your breadth with software development skills will serve you well in your DevOps journey. For those with no background in IT or software development, it will be more challenging but not impossible. WeCloudData is here to help and we can help you launch a career in DevOps. See our section on Learning Paths for more info.
Once you learn and develop your skill sets in DevOps and acquire experience in using the DevOps toolkit, this will make you become a valuable and versatile contributor to any IT organization. In particular, the following are just some examples of positions that leverage DevOps skills and career paths that you can follow in your DevOps journey:
- DevOps Architect
- DevOps Engineer
- Infrastructure Developer
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Build and release manager
- Full-stack developer and software engineer
- Automation engineer
- CI/CD engineer
- Systems and Cloud Architect
The sky’s the limit! There will likely be new positions and titles opening up in the future requiring DevOps skills. Perhaps you will be a trailblazer and create those positions for others to follow.
If any of those career paths are of any interest to you, WeCloudData’s DevOps program might be a good fit for you. Contact us today and learn how WeCloudData can help you launch a career in DevOps.