How many years of experience is required to be senior DevOps engineer

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Can be a Senior DevOps Engineer designation will be given to a person who is working in DevOps for 2.5 to 3 years or how many years for work experience is required to get Senior DevOps Engineer as a designation.

Nov 5, 2020 in Career Counselling by Shashi
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Hi@Shashi,

It depends on the performance. If somebody has practical knowledge and experience, it will become easier to get this kind of role. According to my knowledge, 2-3 years will be more than enough to get a senior-level role in the DevOps world. But it depends on the requirement of the company and other parameters.

If you do not have any prior experience, think about taking PG in DevOps before you begin the career path in this field.

answered Nov 5, 2020 by MD
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Hi, @Shashi,

Key requirements for this role include:

  • Detailed understanding of platform components like Infrastructure, SDLC toolchain, Data management, and security aspects.
  • Development experience with Enterprise software products and SDLC lifecycle.
  • Thorough understanding of the DevOps, DevSecOps, and pipeline implementations.
  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure technologies On-Prem and Cloud hosted.
  • Experience with IaC technologies like Ansible, Salt, Chef and Terraform.
  • Understanding of and working experience SaC (Security as Code)
  • Working experience with at least one programming language, Python, Go, Java, C, C++.
  • Strong understanding of Data management technologies, experience with at least one of the SQL and NOSQL products.
  • Big Data experience, Hadoop, and understanding of MapReduce. Analytics understanding and working experience is a plus.
  • Understanding and working experience of Web protocols, Web Services, and REST APIs.
  • 3-tier Application Architecture understanding and design experience for at least one enterprise application end-to-end.
  • Detailed understanding of cloud security and cloud infrastructure services
  • Thorough understanding of the SRE practices and working experience with at least one of the observability stacks (Monitoring, logging, Visualization).

Key Competencies

  • Proven ability to drive change across a large organization
  • Strong collaboration and partnership focus across functions
  • Strong execution and implementation ability in a complex business environment
  • Exemplary leadership skills to engage diverse teams to partner and work together
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver multiple complex projects
  • Management through influence
answered Nov 5, 2020 by Gitika
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