jade rubick

The dangers of unreliable platforms (on the SRE Path podcast)


Ash Patel interviewed me for the SRE Path podcast. He said the conversation got “spicier and spicier. At one point, I was hunting for my favorite sparkling passionfruit drink to cool thinks down.”

This was the spicy part:

“One of the challenges you’ll sometimes find in organizations is that platform engineering teams can be the source of a lot of work for the rest of the organization. Every time you deprecate an API or create a standard approach that requires migration, you are creating work for all your consumers. The purpose of a platform team is to drive efficiencies in the rest of engineering, not cause additional work!”

We also talked about:

  • Focusing platform organizations on their customers.
  • How I’ve gone about diagnosing team issues.

You can find the episode here.

Thank you

Ash Patel wrote up a great summary of the conversation. Really appreciated his invitation to be on the podcast!

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Jade Rubick

Engineering Leadership Weekly & Frontline Management & Decoding leadership podcast

Point me at your organizational problems. I advise startups and help in a variety of ways.

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