For Remind, OpsEng is a gatekeeper to the domain of infrastructure running on AWS.
We can at times block work from getting done but are often building
systems which the rest of the engineering org doesn't know we need.
We are often thorough and well planned out, meticulus. We have to be. A mistake in our domain could be catastrophic for the company
and ours users. our mistakes delete or corrupt data, break the site, cause outages. We offer up knowledge on AWS services and
what advantages and disadvantages AWS provides (it used to be Heroku after all).
We solve things:
We make running datadog fun, we take a lot of the operational burden which all the other engineers reap the benifits.
A good example of this, Galen notices that datadog reached out because AWS Lambda is sunsetting (tm) Python 2
logging, datadog, DNS, application releases management, configuration management, network and cloud security
Antonio can't merge unless he is part of OpsEng to certain parts of Stacks, this is intentional to protect our infrastructure.
Right now myself and Nacho are gatekeepers of AWS (and more importantly our production!) to protect it.
This is a full time job... A lot of responsibility.