I got lucky. I got into cloud migrations and then devops over the last 3.5 years and it's been amazing. All the buzzwords hated by so many in this group have positively transformed so many disfunctional blue chip organizations. Obsolete: Project Manager. DBA. On-Prem server IT. Approaching obsolete: UAT. As a bleeding edge dev well into my 50's, I reject any assertion that I can't get hired. I get "hired" constantly when a client sees my profile -- aka CV -- and pulls me in on a million+$$ project.