Tech Leadership in SRE

Thursday, 31 August, 2017 - 11:4512:30

Sean Rees, Google


The job of a technical lead (TL) is probably not what you think it is.

The role of a TL in a team is as much about fostering social bonds as it is about technical excellence. For a tech lead, it's not enough to be a technical expert, they must also foster unity within a team so they can move forward—together—towards the same goal.

This talk will (quickly) cover the role of a tech lead, some myths about tech leads, interactions/overlaps with other team roles (e.g; manager, individual contributor), and how to best make use of your own TL.

Sean Rees, Google

Sean Rees is a long-time SRE tech lead in Google, now working in the networking space after stints in storage and ads.

Open Access Media

USENIX is committed to Open Access to the research presented at our events. Papers and proceedings are freely available to everyone once the event begins. Any video, audio, and/or slides that are posted after the event are also free and open to everyone. Support USENIX and our commitment to Open Access.

@conference {205522,
author = {Sean Rees},
title = {Tech Leadership in {SRE}},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug

Presentation Video 

Presentation Audio