Many DevOps have a degree, which provides professional development and a recognised qualification to employers. However, there are many available pathways and all people working in games claim a unique career journey. Above all, you will need to demonstrate passion and skills in your chosen field. For this job role, you should be someone who loves technology, coding and working collaboratively.
As a professional, you’ll be responsible for making the game development process smooth and efficient. You’ll focus on system administration, networking and security. You’ll possess experience with popular DevOps tools like Puppet, Kubernetes, and Jenkins.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.
Devops is a cross-disciplinary role and so demands a wide skill-set. Some Devops, begin in junior programming and engineering roles to gain valuable knowledge of the game development process. Your CV should outline your previous experience and show a passion for games. For more ideas, see our top tips page on building your portfolio.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills and network; or start modding others games to gain experience.