Serverless Engineer, where are you?

Sheen Brisals
4 min readDec 18, 2019

Me: Hello… Serverless Engineer! Can you hear me? Anyone out there?

Them: Who is that?

Me: Relax, nothing serious! I am on the lookout for a Serverless Engineer.

Them: Who on earth are you? Are you some sort of technical geek on the lookout for your next book title?

Me: Oh no no. None of that.

Them: Oh, you are one of those philosophical types talking at conferences, right?

Me: Not philosophical, but talks, yes.

Them: Hmm.. so you are being paid by some innovative recruiter to come up with a fancy hiring title then?

Me: Oh no no! Not that lucky. By the way, did you just say “innovative”?

Trait #1 — Innovative

Them: Ok ok, we can guess. You are someone floating around and screaming in the cloud?

Me: Please no! There are experts more qualified than me doing that already.

Them: But we do hope you understand and know at least a little bit of what ‘cloud’ is.

Me: Absolutely! We are in sync there and glad to hear that you all see cloud as a thing and not as vapour, which is great.

Trait #2 — Cloud First

Them: Oh .. calm down, calm down there. We are not here to stir up an argument. Vapour is the past. Cloud is present. People progressively moved on and are embracing the cloud. Lets park the vapour argument right there.

Me: You said it. Progressively, and I like that. It is an important factor for cloud-first serverless development.

Trait #3 — Incremental & Iterative

Them: Wow, this whole idea of serverless is making us lose our sleep. Do you realise that it hypnotises everyone and sucks the money out of their pockets without them noticing?

Me: That is not true at all. I totally disagree with you all.

Them: Ok, challenge us then and show us where it saves us money? And why is that no one is willing to show us exactly how much it would cost?

Sheen Brisals

Engineer. Architect. Leader. Writer. Speaker. AWS Serverless Hero.