Calvin Brown is the DevOps Architect & Lead Developer for Kairu Consulting, LLC.
“The most important things to look for in both developers and operations persons (DevOps) is…”
How much they know about the other areas of the project. To explain, a project consists of these 3 elements: what the user sees, the code that runs, and the platform(s) that it runs on. That’s also usually broken into 3 careers: graphics, developers, and operations.
A good developer would know how to release their product to the world and how to check for security vulnerabilities, deploy machines, and use some of the same tools as the operations team. True, this is two career paths, but consultants like myself who must deliver a product online for our customers to see (and pay for) must know the basics of operations. The same is true for operations folks. Knowing how to build the code for release, write basic scripts, and deploy code is critical in today’s environment. The Cloud (especially Amazon AWS) makes this more of a reality. If a developer says they use AWS and understand EC2, they’re DevOps types of guys (and ladies). If operations candidates know CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment), then they’re likely DevOps ready as well.
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What is DevOps?
Your response should reflect your knowledge of the main theme common to any DevOps effort: It’s about operationalizing and deploying software and services with greater speed, agility, and flexibility.
Point out that the “smooth deployment of software is what DevOps attempts to codify,” says Calvin Brown, enterprise architect and founder of custom software development and consulting firm Kairu Consulting. Comment on how the core of DevOps lies with components such as an agile relationship between software development and IT operations, the management of security and software development processes for improved release efficiency, and the automation of tasks, he says.
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