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DevOps Engineer

DevOps is a buzzword that means a lot of different things to different people, which can be a challenge when looking for a DevOps role. DevOps has grown out of Agile Software Development; the term DevOps doesn’t refer to a single position, but an approach or set of practices that aim to shorten the systems development lifecycle and provide continuous delivery with high-quality software.

DevOps also isn’t simply a convergence between Development and Operations, it aims at tightly integrating IT operations and businesses and so the best DevOps Engineers will have an impressive, extensive skill set.

DevOps isn’t a new concept but is constantly evolving. As new DevOps methodologies and principles continue to emerge, so does the DevOps job market in the UK.

For more information on DevOps roles in London, such as salary for a DevOps role, call one of our specialist consultants, today.

A DevOps Engineer is an IT professional who collaborates with software developers, system operators and IT teams to manage code releases, crossing and merging the technical barriers that exist between software development, testing and operations. From project planning to development, deployment to maintenance and troubleshooting, a DevOps Engineer must have superb technical capabilities and first-rate communication skills, able to work with cross-disciplinary teams to implement desired strategies.

Typical requirements of a DevOps Engineer depend on a number of variables including experience, the industry and the role itself. Generally, a DevOps Engineer will need experience in networking/network security, knowledge of a Cloud platform (like AWS, Azure or GCP). They would usually need good knowledge in scripting languages, system administration, configuration management and cloud deployment tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform etc.)

A DevOps Engineer would sometimes need to be proficient in scripting git and git workflows and experienced in working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment methodologies (CI/CD). Finally, a good DevOps Engineer would have knowledge of release engineering, creating tools for engineering organisation and performance optimisation.

Ultimately, a DevOps Engineer must be analytically-minded, agile problem-solver, able to quickly adapt to a fast-paced, constantly evolving development environment.

DevOps is expansive and has a place in a huge range of industries. Therefore, the demand for DevOps Engineers of all kinds is increasing. Client Server can help to find the right DevOps role for you.

Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia, is considered one of the ‘most liveable’ cities in the world. Melbourne boasts a well-connected transport network, low crime rates and plenty of jobs, plus a vibrant arts and culture scene, first rate universities and more. And we haven’t even mentioned the fantastic weather, beaches or great food yet!

Melbourne is also considered an excellent location to birth a start-up. There are many grants available to anyone wanting to start a business in Melbourne that represents creativity, innovation, business readiness or financial viability, so Melbourne successfully attracts some top tech talent.

Not only does Melbourne offer a fantastic quality of life, but it’s also incredibly tech-career friendly. Melbourne is a place of fast growth and facilitates a thriving tech scene where established industry innovators, global tech giants and early-stage start-ups co-exist well.

The state and the federal government have initiated campaigns to grow and capitalise on the start-up ecosystem in Melbourne, so the Melbourne tech sector has grown year on year and is home to companies of all sizes. Google, IBM, Infosys are just some of the global tech giants that have a base in Melbourne.

The Melbourne tech scene offers a very strong ‘meet up’ culture, supporting the student community to learn about the industry, network and learn about employment across a range of tech sectors.

From the quality of life to the start-up culture, talent pool and diverse range of companies, Melbourne ticks a lot of boxes for a prospective candidate looking for a job in tech. If you’re passionate about work-life balance but also want the chance to accelerate your career and be part of a thriving tech community, Melbourne could be the place for you.

Client Server is currently recruiting for a number of tech jobs in Melbourne, Sydney and the rest of Australia. If you’re looking for a new role and would like to discuss your options with one of our consultants, get in touch today.