A DevOps Engineer understands the SDLC and is skilled in various automation tools for developing CI/CD pipelines. They work with developers and IT operations teams to oversee continuous code releases. They will have a varied background in software development coupled with an interest in deployment, systems or network operations. Core skills include knowledge of public and private cloud platforms, good scripting skills, strong Unix/Linux skills and good knowledge of configuration management, deployment tools & databases.
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DevOps and Automation covers a range of technical roles that are responsible for continuous delivery of IT systems and products. DevOps is defined as the fusion of IT Operations and Software Development, with engineers collaborating across the entire product lifecycle, from design and development to production and support. Whether you require DevOps Engineers, Automation Specialists or DevOps Technical Specialists, Younity can help you find the right people to optimise your performance around continuous integration and deployment of IT systems and products.
Site Reliability Engineer
Site Reliability Engineers create a bridge between development and operations by applying software engineering methods to systems engineering & administration. They keep all user facing services and production systems running smoothly, splitting time between ops, support and developing systems & software that improve reliability and performance. Core skills include public and private cloud platforms, scripting, Linux systems engineering skills, configuration management & deployment tools and kubernetes & containerisation.
Similar to an Agile Coach, the DevOps Evangelist is a leader who is responsible for the success of all DevOps processes and people in an organisation. They promote the benefits of DevOps by identifying and quantifying the business benefits accrued from sound DevOps practices. In addition, they identify key roles required for optimal DevOps delivery and ensure that all people are trained and prepared for their part in the whole process.
DevOps Technical Lead
DevOps Technical Leads are accountable for team performance. Responsibilities include leadership, team management and refining practices, processes and strategies. They set priorities for development, drive continuous delivery disciplines, design deployment pipelines and maintain configuration management & automation tools. This role requires strong communication skills, with advanced release management and technical skills.
DevOps Automation Specialists are responsible for designing automated pipelines for production and non-production environments. Most have worked on Unix and Linux systems automating tasks using Shell Scripting, Python or Perl; tools which manage CI/CD pipelines. They have knowledge of GIT, SVN and Jenkins, have deployed containers using docker, and have skills in configuration management & deployment tools such as Chef, Ansible and Puppet. They will be AWS or Azure certified.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) refers to the use and implementation of robotics and/or Artificial Intelligence to set up consistent automated systems that do not require human intervention. RPA Engineers are responsible for the design & development of automated systems. They investigate, analyse and set up automated processes to maximize efficiencies. Common tools include: Blue Prism, UI Automation, Automation Anywhere, OpenSpan & UiPath.
Machine Learning Engineer
Machine Learning is an application of artificial intelligence that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Machine Learning Engineers build the algorithms that enable a machine to identify patterns in its own programming data and teach itself to understand commands and even think for itself. They have strong mathematical and statistical analysis skills, coding skills in Java, Python and R, and advanced engineering knowledge.
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