Globalizing SRE in a Walkup Culture

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 - 11:0011:30

Bill Lincoln, Wayfair, and Matt Coleman


The SRE discipline necessitates deep understanding of the organisation's business and technical needs, as well as clear objectives across the entire team.

What happens when you begin to distribute your SRE team across a large geological divide?

We'll talk about what went into creating Wayfair's global SRE presence, from initial hire to full contributing team—what worked, what didn't, and what we have planned.

Bill Lincoln, Wayfair

Assoc. Director of Platform Engineering Bill manages the global SRE - Platform Engineering team at Wayfair. SRE's scope includes all things production that have an impact on e-commerce at Wayfair. We have expanded to a global team with team members in both the US and EU.

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@conference {205558,
author = {Bill Lincoln and Matt Coleman},
title = {Globalizing {SRE} in a Walkup Culture},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug

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