You’ve probably heard the hottest buzzword in IT: DevOps. DevOps is the backbone of modern agile software delivery and IT infrastructure and every business wants a DevOps engineer.

Whether it’s ensuring that customer-facing web apps have zero downtime or enabling software developers to deliver high-impact features directly to consumers, DevOps is driving the future of information & technology and enabling the business of tomorrow. 

This cutting-edge field merges the disciplines of application development with IT operations and DevOps engineers possess the skill sets of both worlds.

Want to become a DevOps engineer? Read on to learn more about the role of a DevOps engineer and how WeCloudData can help you transition into a satisfying career in DevOps.

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The need for DevOps skills has always been there and the rise in agile software delivery has accelerated the need for a paradigm shift within the world of IT operations.

With the right DevOps tools and systems in place, SysAdmins and operations teams can match application development agility with infrastructure provisioning speed. DevOps is on the rise and DevOps engineers command extremely high salaries and a job market demand to envy.

Improving speed, quality, and efficiency in the digital world

-Harvard Business Review-

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What do DevOps Engineers do?

DevOps engineers straddle the world of application development and IT operations. They provision resilient, highly available cloud infrastructures and set up automated application build pipelines.

By enabling developers with flexible, highly scalable platforms to deploy their apps, businesses can continuously serve valuable products to customers without fail. As such, DevOps engineers are engaged in any of the following activities:

  • Meet with business stakeholders to understand business goals and objectives
  • Work tightly with development, operations and security teams
  • Design, build and monitor deployment systems and applications
  • Identify processes for automation
  • Seamlessly integrate application development with deployment to production systems
  • Liaise with product, business, and technology teams
Who can become a DevOps Engineer?

While DevOps engineers don’t strictly require you to have computer science, software engineering, or IT backgrounds, it is beneficial to have a basic understanding of information & technology. Basic competencies in Python and Linux OS will be advantageous. However, your curiosity to learn, problem-solving skills, and commitment to career transformation, and job support will be the key success factors. (Read our alumni stories)

How much do DevOps Engineers earn?

DevOps Engineers are very well compensated! Base salary and total package may vary a lot depending on the responsibilities.  

As a Junior DevOps Engineer in Canada, you can expect to be paid on average $70K and well over $100K+ as a Senior DevOps Engineer.

As a Junior DevOps Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to be paid on average US$74K and close to US$200K as a Senior DevOps Engineer.

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