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Seniority by chaos: the changing role of the senior engineer

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Myth: Senior engineering is a journey from many mistakes to no mistakes.
Fact: Years do not make the senior engineer, experience does. Practicing chaos accelerates learning, providing “senior level” skills in months. So what is the new role of the senior engineer? James Burns, Developer Advocate at Lightstep, discusses.

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Seniority by chaos: the changing role of the senior engineer

  1. 1. Chaos Defined Chaos engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a software system in production in order to build confidence in the system's capability to withstand turbulent and unexpected conditions. Principles of Chaos Engineering (principlesofchaos.org)
  2. 2. 3 Myths of Being a Senior Engineer
  3. 3. Myth # 1: Senior Engineers Fail Less
  4. 4. Myth #2: Senior Engineers Prevent Failure
  5. 5. Myth #3: Senior Engineers can Understand the System
  6. 6. Fail LESS Prevent FAILURE Understand System Myths of a Senior Engineer
  7. 7. Senior Engineers Make Failing Safe
  8. 8. Senior Engineers Run Gamedays
  9. 9. >sudo halt
  10. 10. CONFIDENT ONCALL RESILIENT SYSTEMS EFFECTIVE DESIGN PRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT

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