Reliability As An Engineering Career


If you like systems programming and debugging, especially in distributed systems, you might want to consider reliability teams once you graduate. We'll talk about SRE/PE/DevOps, what those acronyms practically mean, what reliability work usually looks like in contrast with development teams, how to get in to it, how to get out of it, and how to find teams practicing the flavor of it that works best for you.


Alex is a software engineer at Lyft building a reliability team. Before that, he worked in Production Engineering at Facebook, Software Engineering at a database startup called Basho, and Software Engineering at a US Navy research lab.

Talk Time and Place

April 23, 2019 @ 1:20PM in MH 225