How to become a site reliability engineer
What does a site reliability engineer do?Site reliability engineers take on the responsibility of ensuring IT systems are available, performing within expectations, and monitored for disruptions or down-time. Their preferred approach is to use automation as opposed to human labour where possible, due to its efficiency and scalability.
Duties and tasks
- Build software and develop automated solutions that constantly monitor and alert on systems’ status.
- Handle IT emergencies and incidents.
- Troubleshoot system errors.
- Build a knowledge base of documentation and runbooks.
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