Site Reliability Manager @ Managing the SRE team in Mountain View responsible for Search Indexing. (We have a sister team in Zürich.) Our team is responsible for several services involved in the indexing pipeline -- web documents, personal documents (eg, Gmail), and photos. Nearly every document that you can search for goes through one of these services
Site Reliability Manager @ Managing the SRE team in Mountain View responsible for Search Indexing. (We have a sister team in Zürich.) Our team is responsible for several services involved in the indexing pipeline -- web documents, personal documents (eg, Gmail), and photos. Nearly every document that you can search for goes through one of these services at some point in the processing lifecycle.
I'm responsible for the standard people-management functions for my team. My counterpart in Zürich and I, together with the product development team leads, set the overall priorities and direction for the team. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Director, Technical Operations @ Six Apart was acquired by Say Media (formerly VideoEgg) in November 2010, and I was asked to manage the companies' combined technical operations teams. I led a great deal of the integration planning -- on both technical considerations as well as policy/procedural issues.
I then structured the ops team in a way that supported product development, assigning members of the team to each of the engineering teams in order to be involved in the entire lifecycle. Building deep relationships with the developers whose code we're running is critical to the long-term success of a web application.
Since mid-2012, we've been focusing increasingly on devops-related work; specifically around improving our environment and providing self-service functionality to our developers. We're building policy and automation around five key areas: monitoring tools, development tools, deployment tools, provisioning tools, and disaster recovery planning. From November 2010 to March 2014 (3 years 5 months) Director, Operations @ During my time as Technical Project Manager, I'd been handling many of the administrative functions of our group. In November 2008 I was asked to formally take over the manging the team. This expanded upon what I'd already been doing in a couple major areas.
I became responsible for a team of six direct reports and six indirect reports (which I later reorganized into a smaller team of eight direct reports); a multi-million dollar budget (as well as contract/vendor negotiations); and some small-scale merger and acquisition activity (as Six Apart acquired or spun off small services). In addition, I continued to be involved in the technical operations for TypePad (especially during the platform migration), and I was its primary systems administrator. From November 2008 to November 2010 (2 years 1 month) Technical Project Manager @ LiveJournal was sold to a Russian media company in December 2007, and I stayed at Six Apart as a Technical Project Manager for our operations team. During this time my primary responsibility was organizing a datacenter migration, while TypePad was engaged in a platform migration of its own.
The Director of Operations at the time left her position in May 2008, and much of the responsibility of organizing the team fell to me. I became the face of the operations team to the rest of the company; and I also learned a great deal about systems administration -- practices, procedures, and technology.
Six Apart continued to host LiveJournal through November 2008, and I was the primary technical contact for that time. I worked with the LiveJournal team to keep the site running smoothly, and we also planned and executed the migration away from Six Apart's servers and onto LiveJournal Inc's own deployment. From January 2008 to November 2008 (11 months) Release Coordinator @ An extension of what I was doing as an intern, I became responsible for LiveJournal's biweekly releases: coordinating QA, development, and project/product management; reviewing code and preparing deployment plans; communicating the release notes both internally and to the LiveJournal userbase; and working with our operations team during deployments. From February 2007 to January 2008 (1 year) Engineering Intern @ As an Engineering Intern for LiveJournal (a subsidiary of Six Apart), I took care of managing our bug tracking system, and I also fielded technical requests from our support staff. I started dabbling in development (Linux, Perl, MySQL, etc.) at this time too. From March 2006 to February 2007 (1 year)
BS, Computer Engineering @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From 2004 to 2007 Benet AcademyBenet Academy Abe Hassan is skilled in: Perl, Scalability, MySQL, Linux, Agile Methodologies, Git, Web Applications, Apache
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