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March 2021

A peek inside Grab’s DevOps practices

For the most part, DevOps is about bringing development and operations teams together to speed up application delivery to keep pace with the needs of a business. At Grab, one of Southeast Asia’s technology unicorns, DevOps responsibilities are shared across the whole organisation. The company’s DevOps teams are primarily focused on enabling engineers to test and deploy their code on their own instead of handing that responsibility off to a different team. In an interview with Computer Weekly, Allwin Baby, a senior software engineer who is part of a team that manages the DevOps lifecycle at Grab, offers a glimpse into the DevOps practices at the company, how he became a DevOps engineer and the challenges of the job. What exactly is your job like on a typical 24-hour day – is it deskbound, or on shifts, who might you be with, where might you be and what might you be doing? Allwin Baby: I am part of the foundations servers and enablement team, which is one of the teams that focuses on managing the DevOps lifecycle at Grab. There ...

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