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Top 6 DevOps Skills That Organizations Are Looking For

Last updated on Apr 25,2024 49.9K Views

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DevOps Skills:

DevOps is a buzzword in the industry right now. Every organization is using DevOps practices, but what are these companies looking for, in a DevOps engineer. This blog on DevOps skills will explain the skills required to become a successful DevOps professional. These skills are collected after consulting the recruiters from various companies. 

Below are the 6 most important DevOps skills, that organizations look for:

  1. Linux Fundamentals And Scripting
  2. Knowledge On Various DevOps Tools And Technologies
  3. Continuous Integration And Continuous Delivery
  4. Infrastructure as Code (IAC)
  5. DevOps Key Concepts
  6. Soft Skills

Linux Fundamentals And Scripting:

As a DevOps professional you might have to provision your infrastructure, therefore in order to automate it, you should know at least one scripting language.

Most of the companies have their environment on Linux, also many CM tools like – Puppet, Chef and Ansible have their master nodes on Linux.

To become a DevOps engineer you should be aware of Linux fundamentals and knowledge on one scripting language is a must. The scripting language can be any for example – Python, Ruby, Pearl etc.

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Knowledge Of Various DevOps Tools And Technologies:

DevOps involves various phases and there are multiple tools available for those stages. You should have good knowledge of this development, testing, and deployment technologies.

Knowledge On Various DevOps Tools - DevOps Skills - Edureka

Continuous Integration And Continuous Delivery:

Knowledge on various tools is not enough, you should know where to use these tools.

These tools should be used in order to facilitate Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Even Continuous Deployment in few cases, but Continuous Deployment is not considered as a good practice. Consider the below diagram to understand the difference.

Continuous Integration vs Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment - DevOps Skills - Edureka

Infrastructure As Code:

Infrastructure as Code (IAC) is a type of IT infrastructure that operations teams can automatically manage and provision through code, rather than using a manual process. Infrastructure as Code is sometimes referred to as programmable infrastructure.

With the advent of IAC, the line between a developer and a sysops guy is getting blurred. 

There are multiple tools available, like – Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Saltstack etc.

You can refer the below blog series:

This skill is a must if you want to become a DevOps professional.

Infrastructure As Code - DevOps Skills - Edureka

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DevOps Key Concepts:

Till now, I have only discussed the technical skills. But remember, DevOps is not a technology, it is a methodology.

This methodology aims at bringing the Dev and the Ops part of the organization together to release good quality software in time. If you understand the key concepts of this methodology, you will be able to provide better solutions to various business problems.

Refer the below blog to understand the DevOps methodology:

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Soft Skills:

Whenever developers and operations staff communicate with each other clearly, they not only develop and release software in time with good quality but can also help market the application with lower costs and better quality.

A DevOps professional also sometimes help in cultivating positive relationships with business and customers.

Those interested in the field need to be able to listen attentively, negotiate, solve problems and build teams.

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Top 6 DevOps Skills That Organizations Are Looking For