A Site Reliability Engineer is a position that combines the disciplines of systems and software engineering. These engineers can build and run large-scale, fault tolerant systems. The responsibilities of a Site Reliability Engineer include working on whole lifecycle services to engage and improve them, support services such as system design consulting and developing software platforms and frameworks before they go live. The SRE also scales systems using mechanisms such as automation.
The qualifications to be a Site Reliability Engineer include a BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field that uses coding, and knowledge of computer languages such as C, C++, Go, Peryl, Ruby and Python. It is beneficial if SREs can also debug and optimize code, automate routine tasks and analyze and troubleshoot various systems.
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