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Discussion on: DevOps Engineer isn't a job title, except it is

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Ken Mugrage Author

This is where I get fairly pedantic (perhaps overly so) about the definition of terms. The way I define DevOps Architect wouldn't fit. In my opinion, there's no such thing as a "devops pipeline" or "devops platform".

That said, I'm a strong believer in platforms in general, especially when the teams creating them are acting as a product team in a DevOps (cross functional, value based) culture. As I think you are getting at, this team could architect something like a continuous integration platform which enables other product teams to define their own pipelines.

Side note, but something to be aware of; In some organizations the term architect has come to mean an ivory tower department of no, with heavyweight controls like change review panels and such. I don't think that's what you're suggesting, just something to be aware of when creating role titles.