Lessons Learned as a DevOps Consultant

MIRCEA RUGINĂ

Senior DevOps Manager

Deloitte

Mircea is a Senior DevOps Manager at Deloitte, based in Romania. His focus is on building cloud platforms for clients in the financial and e-commerce sector. Mircea thrives on challenges and is dedicated to nurturing the growth DevOps and Platform teams. He aims to be the mentor he needed (and was lucky enough to have) when he started his career in IT.

MIRCEA RUGINĂ

Senior DevOps Manager

Deloitte

Abstract

In the dynamic landscape of software development and operations, the role of a DevOps consultant is both challenging and rewarding. Drawing from over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, this presentation aims to share some of the insights gained while navigating the intersection of technology, processes, and people.

Key Takeaways: 

-Collaboration and Communication

-Communication is key, creating silos will lead to bottlenecks and inefficiencies. Understand how effective communication between development, operations, and other stakeholders drives successful outcomes.

-Expect anything

The IT industry always bring new products and tools to the market but they always come with unexpected bugs. DevOps engineer need to be prepared for any braking change and be very detail oriented when debugging problems.

-Never assume you know what the client wants/needs

Getting clear requirements is always a good idea and validating you assumptions is key. This works both with clients and software 🙂 you need to read documentation and test/POC before you implement a new feature

-Don’t focus on just one tool/technology

The DevOps/Platform Engineer role is one of the most diverse on the market. Never stick with just one tool/technology and always keep learning and expanding your horizons.

-Embrace change

Embracing change as a DevOps engineer is a fundamental practice that drives continuous improvement.

Join me on the 28th of March to delve into the nuances of being a DevOps consultant, sharing hard-earned lessons that can transform your approach to software delivery and operational excellence.

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