DevSecOps Developer

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What is a DevSecOps Developer

DevSecOps is a style of software development that allows large teams to develop secure software at a much faster pace than usual.

In a DevSecOps role you could involve yourself in every aspect of that development, using your creativity to plan new features and ideas.

Use your technical skills to rapidly bring those ideas to life and your security knowledge to turn those ideas into digital products.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Coding new software features for web, mobile and desktop applications
  • Communicating with DevSecOps team members to receive rapid feedback on code and speed up development
  • Designing automated security controls and tests to identify potential issues and bugs

Getting in and Qualifications


There are a variety of routes to develop the key skills requires for this role. 

Most degrees (SCQF level 9/10) will likely require National 5 qualifications and at least 4 to 5 Highers.

Useful subjects include:

  • Business
  • Technologies subjects
  • Physics

In S5 or S6, you could also choose a Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development as one of your subjects and develop the skills you need while you're still at school.


National Certificate and Higher National Diploma qualifications are often beneficial to becoming a DevSecOps Developer.

To begin these courses requires National 4/5 qualifications and one to two Highers. DevSecOps Developers may have degrees or even go on to pursue postgraduate studies in the following subject areas:

  • Systems Administration
  • Software Development
  • Computer and Electronic Systems
  • Computer Science

A Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications or a Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Development could also help you get a career in DevSecOps.