What It Takes To Be A DevOps Engineer In FinTech

What Does A DevOps Engineer Do?

It’s often difficult to understand the role of a DevOps Engineer, simply because it is the product of a workforce that is yet to finish evolving. What we do know, is that DevOps Engineering is the fusion of development and operations into one group, with the idea being that this combined group will now share the responsibility of creating, implementing and generating revenue from customer-facing software.

What A DevOps Engineer Should Know In FinTech

It’s important to note that change is constant in FinTech. New technology and tools are continuously emerging, with concepts such as AI and Big Data changing every day! Because of these rapid changes, DevOps Engineers need to be agile and adaptable, and remain curious of the sectors constant evolution.

What Skills Does A DevOps Engineer Need?

A great DevOps engineer in the FinTech space is extremely passionate for scripting and coding, open minded and collaborative, great under pressure, and equipped with an abundance technical skills.

Technical Skills

The following are the core, specialist skills that any DevOps Engineer in FinTech will need:

  • An understanding of scripting languages, such as Bash, Groovy, Python, Go, Java, Scala etc.
  • A grasp of cloud features, such as AWS, GCP, Azure etc.
  • An understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), with the ability to develop software to facilitate this
  • Knowledge in Infrastructure as Code (IAC)
  • Knowledge of various DevOps tools and technologies, such as Package Managers, release orchestration tools, or collaboration tools
  • A command of automation technologies and tools
  • Basic software security skills

Automation Skills

Automation skills do sit within the realm of technical skills, however, they truly are some of the most important skills a DevOps Engineer should grasp — hence the individual shoutout. Almost all manual tasks can be automated using scripting languages and by automating parts of the process.

Processing Skills

A DevOps Engineer’s role isn’t simply about making things quicker, it’s about making them better. To excel in the Fintech space, you need to be able to integrate a thorough and robust process, instilling testing at regular levels. This expertise means you can modify projects to ensure that they’re ahead of the competition.

Soft Skills

Soft skills underpin everything a DevOps Engineer does. To shine, you need to be able to work independently and take ownership of tasks from inception to completion. You must be consumer-focused, analytical in your thinking, passionate about solving problems, and agile in response to consumer demands and changing market conditions.



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