“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back. Yoda is right. Becoming a DevOps Engineer, after more than 5 years as a Backend Developer, has changed my professional life forever. In this talk, I will explain how I was able to completely transform the way I solve engineering problems - From a narrow application perspective to a wide holistic system architecture approach. By the end of this talk you will know how you can do it too- whether you want to keep at it with your developer role, or switch to a DevOps role.