Sarah Wells is an Associate Principal at Conflux. She is an experienced technology leader, consultant and conference speaker with a focus on microservices, engineering enablement and technology strategy. She has over 20 years experience as a developer, principal engineer and tech director across product, platform, SRE and devops teams.
She spent over a decade at the Financial Times, leading as it transformed into a true cloud native organization, releasing code 250 times as often and embracing autonomous empowered teams. The FT were early adopters of microservices, containers, kubernetes and engineering enablement and Sarah is currently writing a book about Enabling Microservice Success for O’Reilly that captures what she learned during this transformation about how to be effective with this style of architecture: it requires facing up to technical, organizational and cultural challenges.
Sarah is a strong believer in autonomous, empowered teams but has also had to run operational support across the whole of the FT so is an advocate for platform engineering and building a paved road to production.
Sarah frequently speaks at conferences and is on the program committee for QCon London.