In this episode of Always an Engineer, Asim Razzaq breaks down four different types of engineering roles: platform engineering, site reliability engineering, development operations (DevOps), and application engineering. It’s important to know the difference to avoid confusion in tasks and improve overall productivity.
[01:11] Platform Engineering
[02:45] Site Reliability Engineering
[06:34] Development Operations
[09:11] Application Engineering
Knowing Your Function and Expertise
As engineers, it’s important to know your strengths and forte in the field. Due to the nature of engineering having a wide net of work, you need to establish which particular field you are inclined to work for. Identify if you lean towards being a foundation of tools, goal-oriented for problem-solving types of work, hands on development procedures, or specialized field tasks. The main objective here is to set a boundary of tasks that you can work on in order to increase the productivity and better the quality of services or products for customers.
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