What does a Senior DevOps Engineer do?

A DevOps Engineer combines an understanding of both engineering and coding. A DevOps Engineer works with various departments to create and develop systems within a company. From creating and implementing systems software to analyzing data to improve existing ones, a DevOps Engineer increases productivity in the workplace. A DevOps Engineer works to balance various aspects of a project, most of them complex issues such as programming and network building.

A DevOps Engineer is generally found in large corporations and works with other industry professionals to meet the needs of customer and clients. They usually begin as an engineer from one of the many fields, and as they gain expertise in the industry use their ability to conceptualize the big picture and advance to the position of DevOps Engineer. A bachelor's degree is required for the position, with many holding advanced degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related engineering fields. Individuals with a firm, holistic understanding of both the operational and scope aspects of projects tend to excel in this position.

  • Analyze current technology utilized within the company and develop steps and processes to improve and expand upon them
  • Establish milestones for necessary contributions from departments and develop processes to facilitate their collaboration
  • Assist other department engineers in creating practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and demonstrating them to other members of the team
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions including materials, manpower and time necessary
  • Provide clear goals for all areas of a project and develop steps to oversee their timely execution
  • Work closely with engineering professionals within the company to maintain hardware and software needed for projects to be completed efficiently
  • Mentor and train other engineers throughout the company and seek to continually improve processes companywide
  • Work alongside project management teams to successfully monitor progress and implementation of initiatives
  • Experience developing engineering applications for a large corporation
  • Demonstrated project development and leadership skills
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering is preferred
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Advanced education and application of business analysis techniques and strategy
  • Experience with software engineering, customer experience and civil engineering preferred
  • Experience working together with teams from several departments to facilitate the orderly execution of a proposed project plan
  • Professional experience and a high-level understanding of working with various operating systems and their implications
  • Professional work experience in team building and project organization
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior DevOps Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$108,760 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $109K
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