Associate Site Reliability Engineer at Paddy Power Betfair
My career in site reliability engineering dates back to my time at Aberystwyth University, UK, where I spent three great years studying Computer Science. After some sleepless nights in front of my laptop trying to make my Bachelor project work (building AI in a computer game) I graduated with a Bachelor of Science, and a couple of weeks later kicked off my professional career at PPB. Fast forward 12 months and I am now Associate Engineer responsible for system monitoring and SRE tool development.
Outside of my daily job I love technology gadgets and computer games. I am also a big fan of Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40 000 books.
Talk Title: PPBs Sensu Journey
In 2016 Paddy Power and Betfair, two gambling giants, merged to form PPB. Each company had its own monitoring baggage, but the SRE team were tasked with cleaning up and consolidating our toolsets. This talk looks at our selection process, scoring and ultimately the decisions which led us to Sensu – which now monitors over 10,000 clients across the PPB estate.