How To Build a Better SRE
In our brave new world, the reliability of the web services and cloud infrastructure that do the grunt work of making your gadgets seem "smart" and "mobile" is paramount. Consequently, "Service Reliability Engineer" is a job role that is growing in demand at tech companies everywhere.
However, there is still much confusion about this role, and how it differs from a traditional "SysAdmin". I'll try to outline the distinguishing characteristics and what expertise might be valued when interviewing for SRE, or building an SRE team.
We'll also cover a smattering of computing and IT concepts that might be new to you, and explain why these matter in keeping your SnapChat or Spotify working smoothly.