DevOps/SRE/Infra Percent of Engineering

DroneDeploy / Eng u2i3oce4
Oct 15 4 Comments

Hey all,
I'm trying to get a sense of what percentage of engineers at different organizations fall under the (loosely defined) DevOps/SRE/Infra/SysAdmin/Internal Tools/Security/etc. Don't want to fight about the strict definition of "DevOps", but basically the folks that are full time operational/force multiplier as opposed to writing customer facing features or QA. I'm trying to get a benchmark on how much other companies invest in roles that don't directly create shippable external features. I'm excluding Corp IT to focus just on engineering, but if that's relevant to your situation then you do you.

I'd like to know 3 things:
1. Total number of engineers (it's ok if it's one department within a larger corp)
2. Percentage that fit "DevOps" (or similar)
3. Are you under/overstaffed/just right

I'll start:
Total Engineers: ~50
DevOps: 8%
Assessment: Seems about right


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  • AT&T / Eng

    AT&T Eng

    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
    Here’s one for ya:

    Oct 15 1
    • DroneDeploy / Eng u2i3oce4
      Yep. Fair to include maintenance type tasks. Do you have a sense or what the percentage is at AT&T? My question was focused on the software side, but if hardware is relevant please do include it.
      Oct 15
  • Zillow Group “
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    Oct 15 1
    • DroneDeploy / Eng u2i3oce4
      Do you know the approximate percentage at Zillow?
      Oct 15


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