Devops Engineer Duties and Responsibilities

To accomplish their main functions of coding, scripting and process re-engineering,

Devops Engineers perform various tasks. We examined multiple job listings to identify these primary Devops Engineer duties and responsibilities. While these are some of the more standard responsibilities, it’s important to note that some companies employ different levels of Devops Engineers and the job duties and responsibilities will vary accordingly.

Project Planning

Devops Engineers often participate in the processes of strategic project-planning meetings. In addition to providing their guidance and expertise on system options, risk, impact and costs vs. benefits, they create and share their operational requirements and development forecasts to allow for timely and accurate planning of projects.


Responsible for developing and building IT solutions, DevOps Engineers install and configure solutions, implement reusable components, translate technical requirements, assist with all stages of test data, develop interface stubs and simulators and perform script maintenance and updates.


Devops Engineers build automated deployments through the use of configuration management technology. They deploy new modules and upgrades and complete fixes within the production environment. Another duty is to make modules ready for production, which entails moving them according to specific procedures and documenting knowledge transfer.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Routine application maintenance tasks are an ongoing responsibility of DevOps Engineers that they accomplish via strategy-building techniques. They also help create requirements and procedures for implementing routine maintenance. Troubleshooting existing information systems for errors and resolving those errors is also a main responsibility of DevOps Engineers.


Performance Management

Not only do Devops Engineers evaluate existing applications and platforms, they also give recommendations for enhancing performance via gap analysis, identifying the most practical alternative solutions and assisting with modifications.