Devops engineer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 23 Sep 21

What Does a devops engineer Do?

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Job designation: - devops engineer

Devops Engineer is a person who is both an engineer and has knowledge of operations. Devops engineers have to work on modern, distributed systems that are constantly changing. They are responsible for the processes that connect the dots between software developers and operations teams.

Duties and responsibilities of a devops engineer

The devops engineer is responsible for automating and building infrastructure, deploying our software in production, monitoring the software in production, and improving the system continuously. This role requires both engineering and operations skills. 

  • Develop scripts for deployment

  • Automate deployment of code to production

  • Monitor software in production

  • Continuously improve the system

  • Participate in on-call rotation for our infrastructure

  • Participate in on-call rotation for our software

  • Write clear documentation of all systems

Places of employment for a devops engineer

  • IT Services Industry

  • Software Development Industry

  • Education Sector

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing

  • Telecom Industry

Work schedule of a devops engineer

Devops engineers don't have any fixed working hours but they usually work from 9am to 5pm or 10am to 6pm.

Qualifications required to become a devops engineer

A minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from any recognized institution with an experience of about two years in computer programming languages like Java, C++ etc., is necessary to qualify as systems analysts. A degree holder must have knowledge about databases like Oracle, DB2 and other cloud programming processes.

Under-graduate courses to become a devops engineer

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • A student is eligible to pursue B.Tech in Computer Science if they have cleared 12th class of their board with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics and Physics, and have studied English for 10+2 level.

  • The eligibility for pursuing a B.Tech degree in Computer Science has been set by the College Board of India. A student must clear 12th class of their board with at least 60% marks in Mathematics and Physics, and must have studied English at 10+2 level to be eligible for pursuing a B.Tech degree in Computer Science.

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • The engineering aspirants need to take the JEE Main examination which is conducted by the Joint Admission Board for engineering entrance exam. The students who have qualified in this examination can then take JEE Advanced which is conducted jointly by the iits and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

  • NIT, Warangal

  • NIT, Durgapur

  • International Institute of Management Science & Technology

  • Pune Institute Of Technology 

Post-graduate courses for a devops engineer

  • Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Cyber Security Management (PGDCSM)

  • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Database Management System (PGDDSMS)

  • Masters of Science in Computer Science

  • M. Tech in Computer Engineering

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • A Bachelors of Technology (btech) or four year engineering degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other similar subjects from a recognized institute.

  • A rank between 1st 10th percentile OR CGPA 3.0/5.0 on a scale of 4.0

  • Knowledge of at least one programming language like C++ or Java

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

There are a number of entrance-exams that can be taken in order to pursue a Master of Technology in Computer Engineering. Some common exams are the GATE, JEST, and UGC NET. In addition, there is also the CSIR-UGC-JRF which is reserved for those who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree from an Indian institution.

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • IT Mandi

  • University of Delhi

  • IIT Madras

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • IIT Bombay, Mumbai

  • IIT Delhi, New Delhi

Key/Technical skills

  • Programming languages like Python, Java, Ruby, C++ and Go;

  • Development tools like gitlab;

  • Computer networking skills;

  • Database management like mysql and postgresql;

  • Server virtualization like Vagrant and Chef;

  • Provisioning tools like Terraform and Ansible.

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: -Rs. 18-22 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 7.2 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary: - Rs. 40-50 lakhs per annum

Process of getting the job of a devops engineer

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognised institutions

  • Job searching on linkedin or Indeed for devops engineer posts

  • Checking out any institution’s profile and requirements for a devops engineer

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