Software Engineering Tech Talk • Software Architecture as Leverage in Large-scale SystemsExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Steven Jeromy Carriere
Senior Vice President, Engineering, Datadog

“Scale” is a complex notion that encompasses some easy-ish-to-measure factors such as the resource footprint or transaction rate of a system, but also substantially more subtle considerations such as service dependencies that influence the cost of making changes and team behaviors that affect how long it takes to resolve a production issue.

This talk will offer some experiences — successes and failures — in applying the principles and practices of software architecture as leverage over a few challenges typical of large-scale systems. These challenges will include operability, observability, and product delivery velocity.


photo of Steven Jeromy CarriereBio: Jeromy is Senior Vice President, Engineering at Datadog, where his teams build all of Datadog’s observability products, including cloud monitoring, log management, network monitoring, real user monitoring, application performance management, and continuous profiling. Prior to Datadog, Jeromy was an engineering director at Facebook, leading a team building a service management platform for Facebook’s private cloud; before that, he was at Google, where his teams built the Google Stackdriver product suite for monitoring, logging, and tracing as part of the Google Cloud Platform. A common theme in these roles is the application of the principles and practice of software architecture to better inform system design and operational quality.

Jeromy previously played architect and management roles at eBay, Yahoo!, Vistaprint, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, AOL, and the Software Engineering Institute, and co-founded Kinitos and Quack.com.

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RCH - J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall
RCH 101
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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