Hi all. I'm Oli Petry and I run the Device Reliability Engineering team at Netflix. I have held various management roles for the last 13+ years ranging from leading product managers at Motorola to running operations and QA for Smart TV team at Yahoo to now reliability engineers at Netflix.
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