My job is to have an overall view of the components and patterns that Netflix uses to build its streaming service in the cloud. When I see a gap or have an idea for something we need to build, my job is to set the context around that idea for the engineers, then get out of their way and let them figure out the details. I also document and explain the architecture by running internal training classes and external presentations at conferences. I have had most input on the availability and disaster recovery mechanisms built into the architecture.
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