We are the Google Site Reliability Engineering team. Ask us Anything!
We are the Google Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. Our previous AMA from almost exactly a year ago got some good questions, so we thought we’d come back and answer any questions about what we do, what it’s like to be an SRE, or anything else.
We have four experienced SREs from three different offices (Mountain View, New York, Dublin) today, but SRE are based in many locations around the globe, and we’re hiring! Hit the link to see more about what it’s like, and what we work on.
We’ll be here from 12:00 to 13:00 PST (That’s 15:00 to 16:00 EST) to answer your questions. We are:
Cody Smith (/u/clusteroops), long-time senior SRE from Mountain View. Cody works on Search and Infrastructure.
Dave O’Connor (/u/sre_pointyhair), Site Reliability Manager from our Dublin, Ireland office. Dave manages the Storage SRE team in Dublin that runs Bigtable, Colossus, Spanner, and other storage tech our products are built on.
Carla G (/u/sys_exorcist), Site Reliability engineer from NYC working on Storage infrastructure.
Marc Alvidrez (/u/toughmttr), SRE TLM (Tech Lead Manager) from Mountain View working on Social, Ads and infra.
EDIT 11:37 PST: If you have questions about today’s issue with Gmail, please see: http://www.google.com/appsstatus -- Our team will continue to post updates there
EDIT 13:00 PST: That's us - thanks for all your questions and your patience!