Andrea is a Principal Software Engineer in SRE at Microsoft Azure, where he currently acts as a tech lead for all the Azure SRE teams. He works on cross-team projects (currently, SLOs for all Azure products), while being on-call for Azure Resource Manager—the entry point for most Control Plane operations in Azure.
He joined Microsoft in 2018. Before that, he worked as a Site Reliability Engineer for Google since 2011, in various technical and management roles across teams in CorpEng, Ads, and GCP. He's been lucky enough to contribute to the first and second SRE books, mostly to the chapters about on-call.
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania in 2012, with a thesis on novel traits for biometric recognition, and he's the maintainer of the free CPU simulator EduMIPS64.