DevOps has grown into an essential position at any company that produces software. What DevOps engineers and consultants do is implement CI/CD tools and practices.
CI/CD Tools & Practices
Manage deployment environments
Supporting the developers
- Git tools
Developing the Pipeline
Integrating the deployment with Cloud Providers
- Google Cloud
- Alibaba Cloud
- Companies hire a dedicated Systems Administrator to handle production machines when scaling
I've grown in my career and my skills have evolved well for DevOps. I have a decided DevOps would be logical with so much Linux and Systems experience. Growing up during the Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is getting a little ridiculous, however.
There is so much to gain by implementing proper DevOps practices at your software company. It can smooth the flow of your whole operation and automate the testing and build process. Automation is the key.
DevOps may be here to stay but we may see another evolution after that as DevOps tools evolve, it may change names.
Systems Administrator/Developer knowledge combined can help grow your career in IT the most in the current climate. DevOps = Developer + System Adminstrator
Being a Proper DevOps Engineer
The best way to be a good DevOps engineer is to lead projects with solutions that are futureproof, are secure, and are easy to teach to the the next person under you.
You don't want to have to explain every idiosyncrasy, so be sure to document your DevOps journey as you implement.