5 Top DevOps Engineer’s Roles and Responsibilities

DevOps is a new approach to speed the deployment process. Here are the top roles that DevOps engineers play in their job.

Non-DevOps engineers roles

  1. Write quality code.
  2. Divide long code into small pieces
  3. Not to use hard coding variables in the programs
  4. Avoid repeated code. Keep all the repeated code into a sub-module.
  5. Add comments before each section or class. So, its easy to understand for new developers
  6. Format the code that improves readability
  7. Test the code in development region
  8. Ensure Peer reviews and Architect reviews are happen. Certain amount of time effort is required to do reviews for Code and Testing results.

DevOps engineer’s roles

  1. Must be efficient to use integration tool
  2. Tools usually have monitoring functions for all phases of Software Life Cycle. The developers should know how to use all these functions
  3. Deployment and promoting to next level all these functions already present in DevOps Tools. Each developer should learn these functionalities.
  4. Must have clear idea on integrating concepts such as web services, deploying into different servers, if require, moving to Cloud. In modern DevOps tools all these features are available.
  5. Developers to be successful in DevOps career must have complete idea on points 1 to 4 and should have ability to use correctly.

Frequently asked DevOps interview questions

1. Why DevOps You Need?

  • A) The DevOps is a layer between Development and Operations. To reduce cycle time between development and operations you need DevOps.

2. What is Operations team?

  • A) The operations team includes DBA, Release management and Production support.

3. What is Development team?

  • A) Development team  responsibility is to develop and test the code according to requirements given by clients

The two kinds of developers

Application Developers

  • Developers who are working on client business requirements called as application developers .

DevOps Developers

  • Deploy development code into production using DevOps tools called as DevOps developer


  • Reduce Cycle time between development and operations
  • Quick implementation for all last-minute changes
  • Fast deployments – so that new features you can make available to end users quickly. You can beat competition in the market.
  • Team collaboration improves. For example, in DevOps methodology both Application team and DevOps team should work together to achieve common DevOps goals.

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