Kurt Scherer has been in the industry for 15 years, working in both software engineering and operations roles. Starting in the United States military as a Systems and Network Engineer in their ISP, I moved on to consulting for a few years. Later, I joined Yahoo as a software engineer on a video streaming platform and then moved to Microsoft in their Virtual Networking stack. I spent time at Google as an SRE for a streaming data pipeline that indexes events for ads targeting. Most recently, I've moved to Atlassian to pave the way for a new SRE organization.