The Survey

Site Reliability Engineering intersects SE with IT Ops to form one of the fastest-growing fields in technology. Created at Google, SRE’s are now driving scalable performance at Apple, Uber, Netflix, LinkedIn, and an expanding list of tech innovators.

As an emerging field, there’s much to learn about today’s SREs and how their backgrounds, skills, processes, and goals vary from one organization (and industry) to the next.

This survey was created to build a profile of an SRE and identify a core set of SRE principles across organizations. So, even if your title doesn’t say ‘SRE’, if you believe you’re doing (or have done) Site Reliability Engineering work, we’d love your input.
The survey has 31 questions & takes ~10 minutes to complete
Every SRE submission donates $5 to the charities below*
The first 100 SRE survey takers get an SRE t-shirt*
You get the first copy of the survey results


Data for good? Hell yeah! Your submission contributes $5 towards the causes of these three amazing charities.

Read a bit about their work below.

Treehouse is an organization in WA serving youth in foster care. Their “little wishes” program provides funding for summer camps, skills/certification programs, and school fees. This program ensures that youth in foster care can participate in events that increase their likelihood to have better academic and life outcomes.

Chosen by Dawn Parzych,

The V Foundation for Cancer Research started in 1993 with a big dream: achieve victory over cancer. Since then, they’ve awarded over $200 million in cancer research grants. It takes a lot of teamwork and dedication to move towards curing cancer. Every single penny of direct donations will go directly to cancer research and related programs.

Chosen by Peter Saulitis,

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in basic programming languages.

Chosen by Elena Mendis,

About Catchpoint

Why do we care about SREs? Catchpoint’s performance monitoring tool is used by SREs at LinkedIn, Google, Microsoft, and others to ensure the speed, availability and reliability of their complex and globally distributed web services. The more we know about our users, the better we can continue improving our service.

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We’re sponsoring SREcon18 Americas in Santa Clara, CA on March 27-29! If you’re an SRE or “an engineer who cares deeply about engineering resilience, reliability and performance”, then you should absolutely look into attending. Registration opens in February, so sign up here to receive updates so you don’t miss out.
*Donations and t-shirts are only subject to verified SREs to fulfill the survey objective. Donations will be capped at $3,000.

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