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Day Two Cloud 203: Becoming An SRE – It’s More Than Just Software Skills

Episode 203

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The role of Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) requires strong software skills. You also have to be versed in observability, incident response, capacity planning, change management, performance, even security.

But wait, there’s more! Our guest on today’s Day Two Cloud also argues that you need strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, personal resilience, and the ability to work with a team. Our guest is Amin Astaneh, a consultant at Certo Modo and former SRE.

We talk about the SRE role, what to expect if you’re aiming for an SRE job, technical and human skills, the interview process, and more.

Our conversation includes:

  • What it means to be an SRE
  • How an SRE differs from a system administrator
  • The relationship between SRE and DevOps
  • The interview process
  • Skills requirements
  • Why you need communication and persuasion as an SRE

Show Links:

Certo Modo blog – Substack

@aastaneh – Amin on Twitter

Amin on LinkedIn

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