As documented by Ramnikunj Prajapati.
In the tech world, you can’t afford to be left behind. You have to consistently keep upgrading to ensure that you and your company comply with the latest technologies on the market. This is why I knew that I will definitely have to keep upskilling to ensure that I stay relevant in my field.
When my company, Visa’s software engineering team in Bangalore decided to adopt the DevOps framework, I realized it was time to start looking at polishing my skills. I came across Simplilearn’s DevOps Engineer Master’s Program and to be very honest, after completing this comprehensive course I was able to improve my own effectiveness, but also help upgrade my entire team.
Like any good investment, career training usually pays off. For my contribution to my company’s growth, I got a raise shortly after completing the DevOps coursework. Let’s take a look at my journey of how I got into DevOps.
The Challenge: Combining the Dev With the Ops
After earning my computer science and engineering (CSE) degree from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Mumbai, I started receiving job offers from several prominent employers including my dream company, Visa. I have worked here for the past four years. But as I said, in the IT field, you either upskill or get left behind. So, I knew I would keep having to upskill and stay up to date with any new technologies that come my way.
In my day-to-day work, I had one foot in software development and the other in operations, in addition to security-related work. More specifically, I was the single point of contact for production requests or changes. So, while this is the type of position best suited for the DevOps approach, neither I nor any of my team members had formal training in this methodology. Since my team was moving in that direction, I decided it was time to add DevOps to my skill-set.
When I realized the benefits of DevOps for my organization and career, I knew I needed to get the right education.