In the finale episode of DevDiscuss Season 2, we chat about site reliability engineering and the highs, lows, and nuances of this interdisciplinary role.
As you'll hear, there are many definitions of site reliability engineering but generally, SREs act as a bridge between the software development and operations teams and use the principals of engineering with system administration. They eliminate the struggle and toil of other developers while ensuring systems and sites provide reliable experiences. In other words, SREs are crucial.
@ben and I were joined by two guests for this episode:
- Logan McDonald Senior Site Reliability Engineer at BuzzFeed on the core infrastructure team
- Molly Struve Lead Site Reliability Engineer here at Forem.
- The different experiences of SREs on small and large teams
- A few ways that teams and organizations can help make their SREs lives easier
- SRE horror stories 😱
... and more!
Here's Molly's TL;DR of site reliability engineering in GIF-form:
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