Deepak Selvaraj

Director, DevOps and Quality Engineering
Engine Group

Deepak is a thought leader in DevSecOps and Quality Engineering space. He is an active contributor to the tech community hosting and participating in multiple workshops and conferences globally. In his current role with ENGINE transformation, he is working with major public and private sector customers to enable their DevOps journey with a clear focus on quality and value metrics at every stage of the  (people, process, platforms) transformation.

Prior to Engine; Deepak has been leading Virgin Media’s B2B DevOps and QE teams where his team owned multiple cloud platforms responsible to serve 500+ million end users every month across 120,000 public and private customer venues. Over the past 10 years he has been working with multiple major private and public sector customers such as BT, Arqiva, AT&T, UK regional airports, NHS and has been a key contributor to Openstack platform development.

Deepak also holds a master’s degree in Future computing at University of Kent with major focus on cloud security and artificial intelligence.

Amber Cronin

Junior DevOps Engineer, Engine Group

Amber is a Junior DevOps Engineer at Engine Transformation where she is helping to grow and solidify the DevOps practice. Prior to DevOps, Amber has worked in the education sector as an IT systems engineer. Amber has a passion for open source – which she believes is the foundation of all that we do in DevOps

“How to build and scale high performing (cost effective) DevOps team in 2022 “

Abstract: Dev and Ops working together is a beautiful thing. DevOps was originally designed to remove silos between Development and IT operations. As companies scale their applications they may want to invest more into DevOps, hiring additional developers and operations engineers to grow their teams alongside their systems.

3 key challenges we would be looking to cover in this workshop is

  1. How important it is to build a cost-effective DevOps team by limiting this linear growth in hiring and maximizing efficiency through fully automating processes.
  2. How to “continuously upskill” your teams around latest technologies to retain the talent in house rather than falling trap to rapid hiring.
  3. How to choose cool tools/technologies to attract talent ?The best candidates for DevOps teams like working with new, shiny technology. It’s a lot harder to recruit and retain these rock stars in an organization that relies on a legacy toolchain to deliver software.