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Enablement Sub-department

Vision

Offer enterprise-grade operational experience of GitLab products from streamlined deployment and maintenance, disaster recovery, secure search and discoverability, to high availability, scalability, and performance.

Mission

Enablement focuses on improving our capabilities and metrics in the following areas:

Fiscal Year 2021 Direction

Sub-department Members

The following people are permanent members of the Enablement Sub-department:

Person Role
Chun Du Director of Engineering, Enablement
Steven Wilson Engineering Manager, Distribution
Craig Gomes Engineering Manager, Memory
Andreas Brandl Staff Backend Engineer, Database
Patrick Bair Senior Backend Engineer, Database
Yannis Roussos Senior Backend Engineer, Database
Changzheng Liu Engineering Manager, Global Search
Nick Nguyen Engineering Manager, Geo

All Team Members

The following people are permanent members of teams that belong to the Enablement Sub-department:

Database

Person Role

Distribution

Person Role
Steven Wilson Engineering Manager, Distribution
David 'DJ' Mountney Staff Distribution Engineer
Jason Plum Senior Distribution Engineer
Gerard Hickey Senior Distribution Engineer
Ian Baum Senior Distribution Engineer
Balasankar "Balu" C Distribution Engineer
Robert Marshall Distribution Engineer
Hossein Pursultani Distribution Engineer
Dustin Collins Distribution Engineer
Mitchell N. Backend Engineer, Distribution

Geo

Person Role
Nick Nguyen Engineering Manager, Geo
Valery Sizov Senior Backend Engineer, Geo
Gabriel Mazetto Backend Engineer, Geo
Douglas Barbosa Alexandre Staff Backend Engineer, Geo
Toon Claes Senior Backend Engineer, Geo
Michael Kozono Staff Backend Engineer, Geo
Alex Ives Senior Backend Engineer, Geo
Zack Cuddy Frontend Engineer, Geo

Memory

Person Role
Craig Gomes Engineering Manager, Memory
Kamil Trzciński Distinguished Engineer, Ops and Enablement
Qingyu Zhao Senior Backend Engineer, Memory
Aleksei Lipniagov Senior Backend Engineer, Memory
Nikola Milojevic Senior Backend Engineer, Memory
Matthias Käppler Senior Backend Engineer, Memory
Person Role
Changzheng Liu Engineering Manager, Global Search
Micaël Bergeron Senior Backend Engineer, Global Search
Dylan Griffith Staff Backend Engineer, Global Search
Alishan 'Ali' Ladhani Backend Engineer, Global Search
Dmitry Gruzd Senior Backend Engineer, Global Search
Terri Chu Senior Backend Engineer, Global Search

Business Continuity - Coverage and Escalation

The following table shows who will provide cover if one or more of the Enablement Engineering management team are unable to work for any reason.

Team Member Issues/MRs Backup People Management Backup Escalation
Chun Du Christopher Lefelhocz Christopher Lefelhocz Eric Johnson
Craig Gomes Kamil Trzcinski (Memory), Andreas Brandl (DB) Changzheng Liu Chun Du
Changzheng Liu Dylan Griffith Craig Gomes Chun Du
Steven Wilson DJ Mountney Nick Nguyen Chun Du
Nick Nguyen Douglas Alexandre Steven Wilson Chun Du

If an Engineer is unavailable the person providing Issues/MRs coverage will reassign open issues and merge requests to another engineer, preferably in the same group.

Some people management functions may require escalation or delegation, such as BambooHR and Expensify.

This can be used as the basis for a BCP Communication Plan and Role Assignments, as well as a general guide to Enablement Engineering continuity in the event of one or more team members being unavailable for any reason.

Stable Counterparts

The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:

Person Role
Joshua Lambert Group Manager, Product, Enablement
Jacki Bauer UX Manager, Growth & Enablement
Tanya Pazitny Quality Engineering Manager, Secure & Enablement
Grant Young Senior Software Engineer in Test, Enablement:Memory
Jennie Louie Software Engineer in Test, Enablement:Geo Replication
Nailia Iskhakova Software Engineer in Test, Enablement:Distribution
Russell Dickenson Senior Technical Writer, Enablement, Growth
N.W. Senior Software Engineer in Test, Enablement:Distribution
John M. Senior Product Manager, Enablement:Global Search

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