May 20, 2019 - 04:32 PM
The pain point that DevOps addresses is software delivery, and so software development skills are at the core of DevOps professionals. Usually, they have a good balance of Q/A, testing, coding and project management skills, along with some leadership experience. But what sets them apart are the softer skills: product management, communication skills, and organizational savvy. They are the technology brokers within the organization, providing last-mile connections that assure an app version in the final stages of development will reach the customer on time and bug-free.
Successful DevOps professionals exert a lot of influence in their organizations and go by many different titles, such as release manager, integration lead, automation architect, solutions architect, system engineer or developer/tester. Your DevOps resume needs to include the right proportion of highly refined hard and soft skills, and organization-wide accomplishments that are tied to business outcomes.