There are a number of teams within the Backend group:
Each team has a different focus on what issues to work on for each release. The following information is not meant to be a set of hard-and-fast rules, but as a guideline as to what team decides can best improve certain areas of GitLab.
APIs should be shared responsibility between all teams within the Backend group.
There is a backend group call every Tuesday, before the team call. You should have been invited when you joined; if not, ask your team lead!
The CI/CD Team is focused on all the functionality with respect to Continuous Integration and Deployments.
The Discussion Team is focused on the collaboration functionality of GitLab.
The Platform Team is focused on all the other areas of GitLab that the CI and Discussion Teams do not cover.
Prometheus shipped with GitLab 8.16.
There is a rough mapping of Direction Issues to different backend groups. Note that the following is meant as a guideline, not as a hard-and-fast rule, as there were invariably be instances where it may be ambiguous or multiple teams may be involved in each area: