In our fourth episode of Breaking 404, we caught up with Sergey Fedorov, Director of Engineering, Netflix to understand how one of the world's biggest and most famous Over-The-Top (OTT) media service provider, Netflix, handles its content delivery and network acceleration to provide uninterrupted services to its users globally.
About Sergey Fedorov
Sergey Fedorov is a hands-on engineering leader at Netflix. After working on computer graphics at Intel, and developer tools at Microsoft, he was an early engineer in the Open Connect — team that runs Netflix's content delivery infrastructure delivering 13% of the world Internet traffic. Sergey spent years building monitoring and data analysis systems for video streaming and now focuses on improving interactive client-server communications to achieve better performance, reliability, and control over Netflix network traffic. He is also the author and maintainer of FAST.com — one of the most popular Internet speed tests. Sergey is a strong advocate of an observable approach to engineering and making data-driven decisions to improve and evolve end-to-end system architectures.
Sergey holds a BS and MS degrees from the Nizhny Novgorod State University in Russia.
Finding actionable signals in loosely controlled environments is what keeps Sergey awake, much better than caffeine. This might also explain why outside of work he can be seen playing ice hockey, brewing beer, or exploring exotic travel destinations (which are lately much closer to his home in Los Gatos, California, but nevertheless just as adventurous).
In our third episode of Breaking 404, we caught up with Srivatsan Ramanujam, Director of Software Engineering: Machine Learning, Salesforce to discuss everything about Machine Learning and the best practices for Machine Learning Engineers.
About Srivatsan Ramanujam
Srivatsan Ramanujam is a Director of Software Engineering at Salesforce where he currently leads engineering for machine learning products in Salesforce Einstein. Previously at Salesforce, Srivatsan led the Customer Intelligence data science team, solving problems in customer growth, retention, and platform adoption. Prior to Salesforce he led data science projects for customers in multiple industry verticals at Pivotal (VMWare) and was a lead engineer for NLP products at Sony Mobile and ML products at Sony PlayStation. Srivatsan earned a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
In our second episode of Breaking 404, we caught up with Johan Andersen, Engineering Director, Citadel ( Former Google SRE Manager) to understand the best practices of managing distributed systems as well as distributed systems engineers.
About Johan Andersen:
Johan Andersen is an engineering leader with a broad experience creating and developing teams to focus on improving the reliability and scalability of large distributed systems. Johan is currently an Engineering Director at Citadel, where he manages several teams with responsibility for the middle and back-office operations for the firm. Before that, he was a senior SRE manager at Google, where he worked on a wide variety of infrastructure and application teams from Storage to Docs to Search Indexing. Prior to Google, Johan led the Security Architecture team at Morgan Stanley. He has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University.
In our first episode of Breaking 404, we caught up with Ajay Sampat, Sr. Engineering Manager, Lyft to understand the challenges that engineering teams across domains face while tackling large user traffic. Through this episode, Ajay shares his personal experiences and hardships that developers/engineers face in their day-to-day tasks.
About Ajay Sampat:
Ajay Sampat is a seasoned growth engineering professional with expertise in scaling companies with state of the art growth technology stacks. Ajay currently heads the Marketing Automation team at Lyft. Prior to Lyft, he started the SF office for Canadian startup TextNow and led its Business Intelligence & Growth teams, making it a top 30 Android app and top 100 iOS App, tripling their DAU and revenue. Before TextNow, he spent three years at KIXEYE building out the Growth engineering organization managing multiple successful desktop and mobile game launches. Ajay started his career at Hitachi working on block storage and supercomputers. Ajay has a BS in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and an MS in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.