Sarah Wells is a technical director at the Financial Times. She has been leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services and media for 20 years. Over the last few years she has developed a deep interest in operability, observability and devops — and particularly around doing that with a microservices architecture — and at the beginning of 2018 this led to her taking over responsibility for operations and reliability at the Financial Times.
Before that, she led work at the FT on building a semantic publishing platform, making it easy to discover and access all the FT’s published content via APIs in a common and flexible format. That project meant a focus on Go, microservices, containerisation and how to influence teams to do the right things.