Who Is a DevOps Engineer? DevOps Engineer Roles and Responsibilities

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DevOps Engineer is something big with no dimensions. You will hear many experts saying that you need the knowledge of Linux to become a DevOps Engineer. That is because many consider Linux to be a more intuitive OS for developers than Windows. However, Windows 10 is not bad too. However, OS is just one of the tools that are part of DevOps. We have a lot of DevOps tools, as we discussed in one of the previous blogs. To become a DevOps Engineer, you need to learn these tools in detail. And you need to understand the software development lifecycle. However, remember that Agile is not just a possibility. The DevOps does make use of Scrum and Kanban as well. Hence, we need to know all the software development life cycle apart from the DevOps tools. In this article, we are going to discuss who is a DevOps Engineer. We will discuss their role and responsibilities, various tools, skills, job descriptions, and the DevOps Salary. And if you want to learn DevOps, you can contact Naresh I Technologies. We provide complete DevOps training for all DevOps certifications. Naresh I Technologies also is the number one computer training institute in Hyderabad and among the top five computer training institutes in India.

DevOps Engineer:

In a nutshell, the DevOps Engineer is the one who has complete knowledge of Development and Operations, or he performs a part of it like testing, deploying, code management, building, monitoring, or like that. Hence, he can be everything, or he can be a part of it. And accordingly, we have the responsibilities and the roles for them. He can be a tester, a code release manager, a DevOps Architect, a Security specialist, An Automation Expert, or a Software developer.  

What is DevOps?

We have already discussed DevOps. However, let's brief again. It's the junction where the Development and the operations meet and then move together from there.    

DevOps tools:

We have a long list of DevOps tools. Like we have operating systems such as Linux, macOS, and Windows. We then have code versioning tools like Git and Mercurial. We also have provisioning and orchestration tools like Chef, Puppet, and Ansible. We have the CI/CD tools like Jenkins and Bamboo. We have monitoring, trending, and alerting tools like Nagios and New Relic. We have containerization tools like Docker and Kubernetes. We have application deployment tools such as Capistrano, web servers, application servers, Queues, caches, and databases. We have logging tools like Splunk, ELK Stack, and Logstash, and process supervisors.   

You should know that the tools discussed above can be integrated with cloud technologies and give the best results. You will love to provision and orchestrate the AWS services with the help of Ansible. Hence, DevOps is not all about cloud technologies. It's good without the cloud technologies. However, it has become more than efficient with cloud technologies like AWS DevOps and Azure DevOps. The GCP also has a good DevOps setup. However, AWS holds an edge over the other DevOps setups as it's the oldest. And it is most well-defined. 

Who is a DevOps Engineer?

Hence, a DevOps Engineer is the one who knows all of the above tools, or he/she knows a set of tools and is proficient in a task. However, in every role, he will need complete knowledge of a DevOps setup.

He will need to work as a team as DevOps is all about collaboration. And it's a team effort. And since these tools are engineering skills, he is called a DevOps Engineer.  

DevOps Job Roles and Responsibilities:

Various DevOps Job Roles are Automation Expert, Security Engineer, Code release manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, DevOps Evangelist, Software developer, or tester. Let's see what each of them has as their role. A Software developer has the coding task. The tester does the manual and automation testing. He writes the test cases and works on the tools like Selenium. The Security Engineer has a look at the security issues, and hence he needs to know the monitoring tools like the Nagios and Logstash. The Automation Engineer needs to create the required Pipelines for automation, which we know as the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools like Jenkins, and Bamboo, and configuration management tools like Chef, Puppet, and Ansible. The Quality assurance Engineer needs to look at the profitability of the developed software, and based on the feedback, he guides the software developer to write better code. 

To summarize, we need to cater to the services based on each stage. Each DevOps engineer performs the DevOps stage-based responsibilities. And we have already discussed that above.  

DevOps Engineer Skills – DevOps Job Description:

Various skills are OS like Linux, macOS, and Windows 10, as discussed above. A DevOps Engineer needs proficiency in architecting the complete DevOps setup. He should know all the tools discussed above. And, such kind should be fit for all or in at least one stage of DevOps. A DevOps Engineer can be a fresher, or he can be an experienced candidate. An experienced System administrator can easily become a DevOps expert. 

DevOps Engineer Salary:

The salary of a DevOps engineer can be a minimum of $91000. And maximum, there is no limit. The average salary of a DevOps Engineer in the US is around $115000. In India, the "minimum salary" of a DevOps Engineer is around 650000 INR. And a maximum of 1250000 INR. However, with experience, your salary can be any figure. It depends upon your job description.

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  • You have the freedom to choose from DevOps online training and classroom training.

  • Chance to study from one of the best faculties and one of the best DevOps training institutes in India

  • The nominal fee affordable for all

  • Complete training 

  • You get training for tackling all the nitty-gritty of DevOps.

  • Both theoretical and practical training.

  • And a lot more is waiting for you.

You can contact us anytime for your DevOps training and from any part of the world. Naresh I Technologies caters to one of the best DevOps training in India.