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DevOps has officially moved into the mainstream and companies of all sizes and in all industries are leveraging this methodology for better outcomes. New DevOps Engineer jobs are opening every day, and as demand for talent outpaces supply, salaries are claiming and perks are plentiful.  These are the skills you need if you’re interested in moving up the ladder and becoming a Senior DevOps engineer.

Technical Skills

Above all else, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in a range of languages including Python, PowerShell, Bash and more. It is also important to show expertise in working on multiple platforms like Windows and Linux. Specific requirements will always vary, but cloud services are often a component of DevOps so it does pay to have an understanding of CM tools and frameworks like Chef and SALT.

To meet project objectives, you may need a thorough understanding of continuous integration and delivery, as well as knowledge of configuration management. Expertise in test automation is often preferred but not required, so proficiency here can help you gain an edge.

Soft Skills

Senior DevOps Engineers do not work alone and soft skills are important to nearly every hiring manager today. It is important to demonstrate critical soft skills like solid written and oral communication skills, problem-solving skills, empathy, emotional intelligence, organizational skills, and the ability to make complex technical information accessible to non-tech savvy stakeholders. As a senior member of the team, you would be expected to inspire, guide and coach junior members of the team, so leadership skills are also of vital importance.

Are You Looking for Senior DevOps Engineer Jobs?

The tech recruiters of Talon are always looking for talented Senior DevOps Engineers. We recruit for a variety of roles at forward-thinking organizations. Currently, we are seeking engineers in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania for an exciting opportunity paying $125,000 per year and a complete benefits package.

The ideal candidate can self-identify areas for improvement, vet possible solutions and implement the best tools for the job. The engineer will drive implementation, operation, enhancement and optimization. You can learn more about the specifics of the role and see the required skills and experience by reading the full job listing.

Ready for Your Next Career Move? Contact Talon!

If this job is not the right opportunity, but you are interested in growing your DevOps career, we invite you to contact our recruiters directly. We look forward to helping you achieve your career goals.

 

 


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