Episode 9 [SREpath Podcast]
Booking.com is one of the world’s largest travel sites with a market capitalization of over $100 billion and over 1.5 million bookings per day.
Here are key highlights from our conversation:
- Yoann highlights the anti-pattern of SREs embedded in teams doing the work instead of product teams, leading to a lack of scalability and automation.
- Samuele emphasizes the importance of a blameless culture but warns against the misconception that it means “no accountability”.
Challenges Faced in SRE:
- Samuele discusses challenges like teams treating SREs as a shield or SREs being treated like software developers.
- Yoann mentions challenges in maintaining consistent SRE standards, especially as the company grows.
Technical Challenges in SRE:
- Yoann talks about the challenges of data reliability, ensuring data correctness, and preventing data-related outages.
Advice for New SRE Managers:
- Yoann advises new SRE managers to balance reactivity with a long-term vision, setting clear KPIs, and fostering motivation.
- Samuele encourages managers to support team members and create room for personal and professional growth.
⚠️ We apologize but due to a technical issue, this episode’s transcript is not available ⚠️
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