Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Scaling SRE organizations: The journey from 1 to many teams

Gustavo Franco (Google)
3:50pm4:30pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • New leaders in charge of SRE who are wondering when it's time to grow beyond a single team
  • SREs who are interested to know what happens behind the scenes, how to influence such changes, and how they can help while avoiding burnout



Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of the SRE role

What you'll learn

  • Learn when and how to grow your SRE team


A lot has been said about the SRE profession (how to start an SRE team, how to scale a single team in place, etc.), but how to move from a single SRE team to an SRE organization that requires several teams has been largely unexplored. Gustavo Franco takes new SRE leaders and individual contributors through what it takes to be a part of or start their second team and beyond. Join in to learn from his experience starting new teams and splitting and moving them from both technical and nontechnical standpoints.

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Gustavo Franco


Gustavo Franco is a customer reliability engineer at Google working on learning more about, helping to define, and expanding the reach of SRE. In his 12 years at Google, he’s started, moved, and managed several SRE teams including Google Plus Frontend, BreakFix, Horizon Web, Cluster Turnups, Apps Media, Apps Messaging, G Suite, and Cloud Identity.