DevOps ENGINEER - LEVEL 4

DevOps ENGINEER LEVEL 4

DevOps is a philosophy and way of working that brings together two historically disparate parts of an IT organisation, namely those who develop the software and those required to support it in the live environment.  A DevOps Engineer encapsulates both disciplines, requiring the individual to understand and appreciate how their code functions when being used in the real world and troubleshoot any issues that may arise while taking a cloud-infrastructure focused perspective.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE

A DevOps Engineer enables organisations to get valuable working software out in front of active users and improve digital services. This occupation is found in any organisation of any size that builds and/or operates modern IT services. A DevOps engineer can work in various roles within public and private sector organisations, from tech start-ups through government departments to multinationals.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working collaboratively with a minimum of direct supervision within broad but generally well-defined parameters, requiring applying knowledge and understanding, skills and methods in a broad range of complex or technical work activities, performed in a variety of contexts.  

TYPICAL JOB ROLES

Automation engineer, Build and release engineer, Deployment Engineer, Full stack developer, Infrastructure engineer, Platform engineer, Reliability engineer, Site reliability engineer

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSE’s A-C, A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test.

COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING

The course is delivered at the employer's place of business. Learners will be equipped with technical skills and knowledge, to script and code, engage in productive pair/mob programming to underpin the practice of peer review. To build and operate a continuous integration (CI) capability, employing version control of source codes, related artefacts and apply leading security practices throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). They will gain knowledge of continuous integration, the principles of distributed source control, how to use data ethically, the business value of DevOps in terms of time, cost, quality and different organisational cultures, automation techniques, development frameworks, testing, and not limited to a range of modern security tools and techniques - e.g., threat modelling, vulnerability scanning and dependency checking, with a general awareness of penetration testing.

END-POINT ASSESSMENT

■ Summative portfolio of work

■ Project and Practical Assessment

■ Professional Discussion

■ Employer reference

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT technicians confirming SFIA Level 3 professional competence.

EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD:

Cabinet Office, DBS, HSE, DVLA, Hackney Council, DfE, HMPO, MoJ, Home Office, ONS, DVSA, DWP, HMRC, IBM, BT, MadeTech, Digi2al, Credit Suisse, BPDTS, Militant South, Corndel, Capgemini, Softwire, BAE, ANS Group, ZenInternet, Virgin Media, Fujitsu, GVC Group, Dee Set, KPMG, Solent Uni, Bath Uni, PPL UK, QA, 3, Financial Times, Nationwide, Invotra, Aveva, Door Funds, Makers Academy, BB, Santander, Amazon

DURATION: 24 Months

FEES: Fully Funded for 16-18 yrs Employer contribution 5% 19+