Who doesn’t want to be the best in their field? Lucky for you, we’re giving out tips and advice on what to do to be the best at DevOps engineering. Let’s face it: there’s no one better to bring you insights on what you need to be ahead of the curve, than the people that do it daily. Let’s go!

Speak English fluently

Before anything else, we need to ask you something: how good are your English skills? We are unapologetic for keeping our bar high. Ubiminders deal directly with clients in the US.
So, sadly enough, if you don’t have advanced knowledge of the language there’s not much we can offer you. Having strong comprehension and conversational proficiency in the English language is essential to work in tech companies, and can also bring better opportunities to your career. It’s the beginning of everything.

Have strong communicational skills

There is no use in having technical knowledge and an amazing dev if you are unable to communicate your ideas properly. But what do we mean by communication skills? Basically, you are able to articulate your thoughts and decisions clearly and thoroughly. Have a question in mind? Go ahead and ask! But know to actively listen to others as well. Code-switching based on where you’re at (digital vs. IRL, for example) is also crucial.

Get acquainted with both worlds: Dev and Ops

DevOps is definitely one of the fastest-growing and most promising lines of work out there. But in order to enjoy 100% of what cloud computing can do for you (here’s looking at SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), much discipline is needed. Learning to use the cloud usually requires learning new APIs. App developing in the cloud can feel like visiting a new country: everything might look the same, but there are a couple differences here and there.

Write Ruby, Python, and other niche languages

We live in a time where everything changes quickly and surely. New challenges are the norm. While Java and other languages are very popular among DevOps, knowing niche ones like Bash, Python and JavaScript can set you apart. We seriously recommend you expand your horizons. Tech agnostics fare way better. The more tools you have, the better. Your problem-solving repertoire becomes much more interesting.

Learn web application architecture

Here’s one way you can apply the aforementioned skills: web apps. Their architecture exists to define interactions between apps, middleware, and databases to ensure they work well together. An analogy is in order: if we would consider a website a theater play, then the dev who deals with web application architecture would be the person that makes sure everything’s working before the curtain opens. This skill is a must for DevOps since a major part of internet traffic uses web-based communication.


Woman typing on her computer, with a book about Python by her side

Woman studying Python

Get acquainted with Terraform and co.

Terraform is a tool used to build, change, and manage infrastructures efficiently. By having a basic knowledge of it, your journey to learn other cloud tools will be much smoother. Besides, if you work with app development this might help out – a lot.

Track versions with Git

Git is a (very versatile) distributed version-control system for tracking changes in source code. It was created with remotely coordinating work in mind, but it can also be used to track changes in any type of file. Usually, it’s used to maintain documents’ files, setting, and source code.

Practice containerization with Docker

Containers are a great tool to remove apps from their environment easily with no worries. Because of this and other benefits, companies like Google, Facebook, and Netflix have started using it.

Dive into Kubernetes

Google has been using Kubernetes to command their systems for over10 years. What it does is manage containers, allowing you to move them to clusters and creating a virtual machine network. It’s an incredibly versatile tool – that’s why it’s important for DevOps.

Think you have what it takes? Ubiminds might be in the cards for you.

American companies are expanding their talent pool to Latin America through Ubiminds. We scout and hire top-performing software engineers, product designers, and managers to help them deliver value to customers. Check our remote work positions here or sign up below to get notified when new ones come up.

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