Dev ops Engineer Resume Template

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We reviewed as many devops engineer resumes as we could find to figure out exactly what goes into a good devops engineer resume. This guide will help you write your own resume. Let’s get started.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of devops engineer resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from devops engineer resumes and 13 devops engineer job listings to get the data used for this our devops engineer resume guide. 

In addition to devops engineer-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Devops engineer resume objective data + devops engineer objective examples

Pop quiz: do devops engineer’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for devops engineer’s specifically:

  • 15% of devops engineer’s included an objective section
  • 68% of devops engineer’s included a professional summary
  • 27% of devops engineer’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Devops engineer objective examples

As a devops engineer, my objective is to utilize my skills in automation, continuous delivery, and cloud infrastructure to improve the efficiency and reliability of software development and deployment processes. I am seeking a position that allows me to utilize my technical expertise and problem-solving skills to drive innovation and help organizations achieve their goals.

To secure a position as a devops engineer where I can utilize my strong technical skills and experience in automation, cloud computing, and continuous delivery to drive improvements in the software development and deployment process. I am a proactive and collaborative team player with a passion for continuous learning and excellence in software engineering.

AWS Certified Solution Architect with over 9 years of experience in AWS Cloud & DevOps along with expertise in various AWS services like EC2, S3, Glacier, ELB, RDS, Redshift, IAM, Route 53, VPC, Auto Scaling, Cloud Front, Could Watch, Could Trail, Cloud Formation, Terraform and Security Groups.

Having 3+ years of experience in Cloud & DevOps Engineer and SDET. Passionate about automation of IT processes. Expert in designing and building effective Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines using containerization, orchestration, monitoring, infrastructure automation tools, configuration management tools, and AWS solutions. To be able to use Jira as a project management tool and Agile methodology as a project management method. Highly adaptable, flexible professional who embraces teamwork but also likes to work independently. Armed with remarkable problem solving, multitasking, and time management abilities.

Overall 5 years of professional experience in the areas of DevOps, AWS Cloud Computing, Build and Release Engineer in automating, building, deploying, and releasing of code from one environment to another environment.


Skills for devops engineer resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in devops engineer resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritize skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common devops engineer resume skills

Most common hard skills for devops engineer resumes: python, database design, jquery, json, and data gathering.


Most common soft skills for devops engineer resumes: analytical skills, time management, manual testing, communication skills, and logic


Other good devops engineer resume skills

  • Operating systems
  • Unix/Linux
  • Networking protocols
  • GIT
  • Jenkins
  • Source control
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • VMWare
  • Containers
  • Python
  • Apache/Nginx
  • Agile
  • Perl
  • Monitoring

Devops engineer skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Devops engineer skills example 1

Operating systems | management | networking protocols | git | informatica | jquery | jenkins

Devops engineer skills example 2

Unix/Linux | analytical skills | source control | analytical skills | puppet | analytical skills | ansible

Devops engineer skills example 3

Agile | docker | creativity | communication skills | containers | analytical skills | python

Work experience for devops engineer resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any devops engineer resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Devops engineer work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Devops Engineer

Candor Corp, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the results of their experiments
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to solve complex computing problems
  • Create and test applications, interfaces, and navigation menus for a website
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Devops Engineer

Cheers, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Create prototypes and mockups of websites or applications
  • Create test plans, scenarios, and procedures for new software
  • Worked with team of 8 Cloud DevOps engineers responsible to clear Jira work ticket backlog.
  • Applied hands-on technical work across a variety of AWS technical issues using a variety of tools and applied work to various business departments.
  • Conducted daily stand-up meetings to discuss sprint progress or lack of it as well as production deployments (week nights).

WORK EXPERIENCE

Devops Engineer Intern

Storm Solutions, 2009-2012

Responsibilities

  • Wrote Terraform templates for AWS infrastructure-as-Code to build staging and production environments.
  • Built Jenkins’ jobs to create AWS infrastructure from GitHub repos containing Terraform code and administered/engineered Jenkins for managing provisioned AWS infrastructure with CloudFormation Stacks to leverage EC2, VPC, IAM, S3, Cloud Watch, SNS, AWS ‘API Gateway etc.
  • Use Ansible and Terraform to migrate legacy and monolithic systems to Amazon Web Services.
  • Utilized Amazon ECS container orchestration service to provision and manage container clusters.
  • Handled migration of on premises applications to cloud and created resources in cloud to enable this.

Education for devops engineer resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, devops engineer job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 426 devops engineer resumes

  • 1% devops engineer resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 53% devops engineer resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 44% devops engineer resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% devops engineer resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Devops engineer resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Escuela de Peritos Electricitas de Isabela, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Science

Lakeland University, 2016

Certifications for devops engineer resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help devops engineer’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Devops engineer certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Software Engineering Process Master Certification

IEEE Computer Society, 2021

AWS Certified Developer – Associate

Amazon.com Web Services, 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, Professional Software Engineering Process Master Certification, AWS Certified Developer – Associate

Devops engineer resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 426 devops engineer resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by devops engineer’s and devops engineer employers.

The most common action verbs on devops engineer resumes are: design, code, test, process, and create.

The most common action verbs on devops engineer job postings are: develop, build, implement, report, and lead.

Other action verbs for devops engineer resumes: 

  • Manage
  • Engineer
  • Review
  • Document
  • Track
  • Improve
  • Built
  • Program
  • Perform
  • Run

Full devops engineer resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full devops engineer resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Devops engineer resume example

Crystal Pena
Devops Engineer

2779 Valley Lane, Austin, TX


Having 3+ years of experience in Cloud & DevOps Engineer and SDET. Passionate about automation of IT processes. Expert in designing and building effective Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines using containerization, orchestration, monitoring, infrastructure automation tools, configuration management tools, and AWS solutions. To be able to use Jira as a project management tool and Agile methodology as a project management method. Highly adaptable, flexible professional who embraces teamwork but also likes to work independently. Armed with remarkable problem solving, multitasking, and time management abilities.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Devops Engineer

Candor Corp, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Wrote Cloud Formation Templates (CFT) in JSON and YAML format to build the AWS services with the paradigm of Infrastructure as a Code.
  • Configure ELK stack in conjunction with AWS and using Log stash to output data to AWS S3.
  • Create automation and deployment templates for relational and No SQL databases including MSSQL, My SQL, Cassandra, and Mongo DB in AWS.
  • Experience with Container based deployments using Docker, working with Docker images, Docker hub and Docker-registries and Kubernetes.

Associate Devops Engineer

Cheers, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Developed procedures to unify streamline and automate applications development and deployment procedures with Linux container technology using Docker swarm and Docker compose.
  • Clustering the Docker containers with the help of Kubernetes on the Open Shift platform.
  • Setting up Chef Infra, bootstrapping nodes, creating, and uploading recipes, node convergence in Chef SCM.
  • Built and Managed AWS infrastructure As a Code with Terraform

Devops Engineer Intern

Storm Solutions, 2009-2016

Responsibilities

  • Worked on Containerization and Virtualization Projects with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to configure Dockerfile and Docker-compose files.
  • Wrote Ansible playbooks and modules to deploy, configure, and manage servers.
  • Automated the build & deployments for many applications from end-to-end using CI/CD strategies with various DevOps tools and technologies.

CERTIFICATIONS

IBM Certified Solution Advisor – DevOps V2

IBM Corporation, 2021

MTA: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript

Microsoft Corporation, 2016


SKILLS

Operating systems | jenkins | jquery | analytical skills | analytical skills | html5 | docker


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Escuela de Peritos Electricitas de Isabela, 2021

Associate of Science

Lakeland University, 2016

We know how important it is to get the job you want. That’s why we put a lot of love into our guides. We hope you found them useful, and hopefully this will help you craft a top-notch devops engineer resume. If you see anything we missed or anything that could be improved on, let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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