The Infrastructure Platforms section enables GitLab Engineering to build and deliver safe, scalable and efficient features.
To deliver on the mission, we are in the process of formalising the building blocks we need to work on.
This vision has been partially discussed by the team members of the Infrastructure Platforms section while setting the direction for FY23.
In FY23, teams in the Platforms Section of the Infrastructure Department continue to focus on expanding their role as an enabler across the Engineering function. With the growth of this section, it is becoming imperative that the Platforms section teams collaborate more closely, and use the influence they have built individually to take our engineering processes to the next stage.
In FY23, the focus is on:
With the approved headcount for FY23, the general focus will be on hiring. However, we must ensure that the existing team members are happy and that action is taken based on their feedback. We will focus on how to:
The Platforms Section is well positioned to continue working on process, tooling, and systems changes which allow us to continue supporting the company growth. With a number of highly ambitious, and highly impactful projects we are looking to:
Individual teams in the Platforms Section have a number of metrics, and measures they use to guide their work. Furthermore, we are involved in a number of processes that span the whole Engineering function. We need to get better at:
With the work we've been doing in previous years, we are all in alignment that as a group we are focused on scaling horizontally and vertically, whether we are talking about GitLab (the application), GitLab.com (the infrastructure), or processes that support serving our users. In FY23, we need to be focused on one more dimension, the cost. The topics we will focus on are: