About: Mike Doherty

Mike Doherty

I'm a well-rounded computer geek. I currently work with computer systems, but I've studied widely – from foreign policy to Plato's Speech of Aristophanes. My first degree is a BSc, major in Psychology; my second, a BCS (Bachelor of Computer Science).

I work at Google as a Systems Engineer in the Site Reliability Engineering team. Google's Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are responsible for ensuring that our services are reliable and fast. Always. We make you think, incorrectly, that computers work. SRE is about building systems that work, even when their parts don't.

For my first year at Google, I was part of the team that operated Google+, our most visible social product, and related services, all with high reliability requirements. From configuring monitoring to developing a software release pipeline to production troubleshooting, SREs are the engineers that build a solid production service.

My new team is advancing the state of the art microservices platform for building Google services that are reliable and scalable, with production automation for wrangling your services using tried and true best practices.

I'm not looking for new work.

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