DOP 263: Navigating the Complex Path to Becoming a DevOps Architect

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Show Notes

#263: In an era where technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate, the role of a DevOps architect has become increasingly significant. This career path is not just about overseeing development and operations. It involves a deeper understanding of the entire system, requiring a unique blend of experience across development, operations, and beyond.

The role of a DevOps architect is nuanced, blending the lines between a developer, an operations professional, and ultimately, an architect of comprehensive systems. It’s a position that one doesn’t simply step into right out of college. Rather, it is the culmination of years of evolving through the tech ranks, acquiring a deep understanding of both the development and operational sides of the aisle.

In this episode, we speak with Ádám Szücs-Mátyás about his role as a DevOps Architect at a large SaaS company.


Ádám Szücs-Mátyás

Ádám Szücs-Mátyás

Ádám worked in different roles over the last decade. Started working on data warehouse and business intelligence tooling, moved over to deal with scalable architecture and data pipeline for custom-made IoT devices. In the last 6 years he’s using Kubernetes and AWS, now being a Cloud/DevOps Architect at a B2C and B2B SaaS company having tens of millions of users and tens of thousands of companies. He prefers to write code in Go, and using Nix to solve complex challenges.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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