Case Study: How Flatiron Health Gained Visibility and Control Over Total Platform Costs

8. Confused about Platform Engineering, SRE, DevOps?

In this episode of Always an Engineer, Asim Razzaq breaks down four different types of engineering roles: platform engineering, site reliability engineering, development operations (DevOps), and application engineering. It’s important to know the difference to avoid confusion in tasks and improve overall productivity.

[01:11] Platform Engineering

[02:45] Site Reliability Engineering

[06:34] Development Operations

[09:11] Application Engineering

[10:10] Summary

Knowing Your Function and Expertise

As engineers, it’s important to know your strengths and forte in the field. Due to the nature of engineering having a wide net of work, you need to establish which particular field you are inclined to work for. Identify if you lean towards being a foundation of tools, goal-oriented for problem-solving types of work, hands on development procedures, or specialized field tasks. The main objective here is to set a boundary of tasks that you can work on in order to increase the productivity and better the quality of services or products for customers.

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