The rise and challenge of DevOps teams
As the technology industry continues to grow and develop it is no surprise that so has the creation of teams bringing together the strengths of Development and Operations (DevOps) – capitalising on the improved agility the partnership can bring. The DevOps movement and widespread adoption of the approach have created the ‘DevOps’ engineer demand. Finding people that can happily fit in to take on traditional development but also, operations tasks can be challenging, however, the rewards of a good mix of these people can bring are tremendous.
These ‘DevOps teams’ play a huge part in keeping an organisation’s development and operations processes streamlined, connected and efficient, allowing the ability to work dynamically and focus on your challenges. By combining the teams, they have more time to focus on the automation of systems and running continual tests on applications to ensure they are at their best, delivering the best employee and customer experiences possible.
Working in partnership allows the teams to share their responsibilities and collaborate on ideas, reducing the likelihood of gaps in code and increasing overall efficiency.
By creating these unified ‘DevOps teams’ organisations benefit from the collaboration and marriage of the expertise the groups bring to the task at hand. By removing the silos between teams and introducing a more collaborative approach ideas are shared and innovation improves the solutions and services they provide, thus enhancing your competitive edge.
With the wide-scale adoption of DevOps practices and the explosion in demand for people with this dynamic skillset, these types of roles identifying and onboarding the right candidates will become increasingly challenging.
Growth in the demand for these skill sets is causing challenges across the ever-growing technology industry as they are in high demand. With such a large and dynamic industry, employers are finding it difficult to find candidates to fill tech-specific positions. As a result of this, and the vast amount of roles to fill, the industry is experiencing a skills shortage which is beginning to affect business and operations.
In terms of ‘DevOps teams’, the demand is massively increasing as they are proving more common due to their ongoing successes. As DevOps skilled candidates can either be development or operations specific, their opportunity is wider, making it an even larger pool to compete in.
With such a wide audience and shortage of skills in the industry means that candidates that are available receive multiple job offers, making it extremely difficult for employers to compete against one another. Further to this, as new and younger talent enters the industry, the rate of turnover in ‘DevOps teams’ is increasing, making it even more difficult to maintain skill sets. At this stage, organisations may feel like they’re losing what knowledge they do have within the business as experienced DevOps move onto new roles; feeling like they’re in a helpless cycle.
All points considered, it is clear that DevOps professionals are a positive approach for an organisation to choose; increased efficiency, productivity, innovation and the ability to react to market needs quicker. But with such high demand, the ever-growing skills gap and turnover in skilled employees, it is difficult to determine how 2023 will look for businesses seeking technology professionals.
With Cloudhouse Guardian, we help your people understand your technology infrastructure, how it is configured and how it changes. Couple that with Alchemy where we enable your business’ critical legacy applications to operate on modern platforms and architectures – enabling your ‘DevOps teams’ to understand, maintain and innovate improving your competitive edge and forging your path forward.
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