Stretch 2023 - Lesley Cordero
Lesley Cordero
Staff Software Engineer at The New York Times
About Lesley Cordero

Lesley Cordero is currently a Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead at The New York Times. She has spent the majority of her career on edtech teams as an engineer, including Google for Education and other edtech startups.

In her current role, she is focused on observability, shared platforms, and building excellent teams by setting reliability vision & strategy across The Times, improving our observability footprint, and cultivating culture that builds with the most vulnerable employees in mind first. She shows care for others by holding them accountable to the best versions of themselves – and by buying them the occasional bubble tea.

Trauma Informed Reliability Management
Engineering Leadership
psychologically safety
incident management
Level: Intermediate
In schedule:
Stretch Stage
October 6, 14:45 - 15:30 CET

Psychological safety is particularly important for teams that manage service reliability. The vulnerability that comes with mitigating failures in production requires principles of trust, transparency, and inclusion that can only come from cultures that minimize harm and enable empowerment.Cultivating this kind of culture requires leaders to think proactively about how to build processes and syste...