What is a DevOps Engineer?

DevOps Engineers bridge the gap between software development and IT operations, automating processes for efficient and reliable application delivery while overseeing performance, security and compliance. They maintain CI/CD pipelines using cloud platforms like Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins and Terraform and ensure system stability and scalability. Salaries vary based on location and experience but typically range from $80,000 to $160,000 annually in the United States. 

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    DevOps Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements


    • Automating software deployment through CI/CD pipelines 
    • Managing cloud infrastructure using IaC 
    • Collaborating with development teams for fast releases 
    • Monitoring system performance and troubleshooting 
    • Enforcing security and compliance

    Skills & Qualifications:

    • Computer Science or IT degree
    • Proficiency in scripting and automation
    • Familiarity with cloud platforms
    • CI/CD knowledge
    • Problem-solving and teamwork abilities
    • Communication and documentation skills

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    Interviewing DevOps Engineer Candidates

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    The right candidate should be a dynamic problem solver with proven technical expertise and a knack for teamwork.


    They should have hands-on experience in automation, infrastructure management and working collaboratively. An in-depth knowledge of CI/CD principles, tools such as Jenkins and GitLab CI/CD and containerization technologies is a must. And their approach to security and compliance should be impeccable, while possessing excellent problem-solving, communication and documentation skills. 


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