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Discussion on: DevOps Engineer vs. SRE?

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I'd say that DevOps Engineer builds things until those things are on fire. SRE are like fire department.

I love that description of it. Also, it’s really difficult to say from company to company. Sometimes DevOps engineers were sysadmins in a past life and sometimes were software engineers.

But the way you put it is kinda how I see it now. Initially it was pretty difficult for me to distinguish a true difference between the two. The job functions can be very similar.