DevOps is the combination of development and operations in IT teams. It’s a set of practices aimed at shortening the development life cycle and a job role that straddles departments.
It aims to create efficiencies while providing continuous delivery with high software quality. As a result, DevOps has become a key job field, with many businesses investing in the philosophy, and using the term to attract new candidates who understand the environment.
The attraction is pretty obvious to those excited by reducing operational costs, increasing customer satisfaction, and maximising productivity.
The positive aspects are clear: In 2021, 83% of IT decision-makers reported implementing DevOps practices to unlock higher business value and in 2020, 99% said DevOps had a positive impact on their organisation.
DevOps growth potential
And for professionals, DevOps is a great opportunity if you’re looking for a career with lots of growth potential. The global DevOps market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.95% over the next few years, reaching $12.2bnon by 2026. But how can you get involved?
The day-to-day duties and requirements for each of these roles can vary greatly. You’ll need basic programming skills, cloud platform fundamentals, experience using Linux, Bash, and Git, as well as excellent communication skills.
Common roles that you will see advertised under the umbrella of DevOps include platform engineer, build engineer, reliability engineer, release manager, data analyst, and product manager. Let’s take a look at three great companies that are hiring DevOps roles right now.
Citigroup Inc. or Citi is an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation headquartered in New York City. However, it now has branches across Europe and within the UK too. The company has 220,000 employees across the globe.
Citi’s DevOps engineers are responsible for establishing and implementing new or revised application systems and programmes in coordination with the technology team. They also use open-source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases and scripting to solve problems.
DevOp jobs at Citi come with lots of perks and benefits. The company provides programmes and services for employees’ physical and mental wellbeing including access to telehealth options, health advocates, and confidential counselling. On top of that, Citi also has some great diversity and inclusion policies. You can find out more on the UKTN Job Board.
Apple really doesn’t need an introduction. It’s not surprising that the company that invented the iPod, iPhone and iPad is passionate about DevOps and what the philosophy can bring to its teams.
In particular, the Apple Pay team is looking for DevOps-minded infrastructure engineers to support the team’s rapid growth and help bring server applications from development to production. Before applying, candidates need to have experience with code repositories, continuous integration tools, and system configuration tools. They should also have experience running services on Linux/UNIX.
So, why work for Apple? Well, despite the fact the company is world-renowned, roles come with good salaries, excellent medical coverage, a strong pension, upskilling opportunities (through Apple University), and charitable donation matching. You can follow Apple’s open roles to make sure you stay on top of new positions.
PlayStation has been at the forefront of interactive and digital entertainment since the debut of its first console way back in 1994. Today, millions of people across the world play the company’s games and enjoy its cutting-edge experiences.
The team is currently hiring DevOps engineers within the content and customer support engineering group. This kind of role is a dream opportunity for so many professionals, but what kind of person would be the right fit?
The ideal candidate will have experience developing and maintaining sophisticated platform solutions and a history of taking ownership and driving IT initiatives that continually improve efficiency, agility, performance, and operational excellence.
In return, they will get a wealth of benefits including private medical insurance, on-site free gym (London and Liverpool), group pension plan, on-site subsidised cafes, and lots more. Read more about PlayStation’s open roles here.