We have introduced an “on duty” rotation to maximize focus time across the team while ensuring that we have at least 2 individuals on the team monitoring the queue. We have split the day into shifts and the individuals that are “on duty” rotate on and off throughout the day. This means that in increments of 3 - 4 hour blocks two or more individuals are “on duty” to triage any / all tickets that enter the queue during that time frame from any channel (slack, email, etc). The individuals that are “on duty” will work together amongst themselves to triage the queue and may even work together in a pairing fashion on tickets. If, during a given rotation, there’s an influx of tickets the “on duty” individuals can and should ask the team to help pick up select tickets via the #team-support-engineering team channel.
If an individual is going to be out of office (PTO, sick time, regional holiday, etc) that individual, as part of their OOO planning, is responsible for identifying a backup to cover their shift rotation.
When you’re not “on duty” within your working hours you’ll use this dedicated focus time to work on ticket and non-ticket work. For example you use this time to work on tickets in your personal queue, write docs or internal debugging guides, help engineering with certain tasks, work on side projects (approved by leadership), set up environments for testing out specific scenarios, learn a new part of the product, lend a hand to a teammate if you have particular knowledge in an area, etc.
- 2am - 7am UTC (6pm - 11pm PST): Rakesh
- 7am - 11am UTC (11pm - 3am PST): Michael
- 11am - 3pm UTC (3am - 7am PST): Mariam & Stompy
- 3pm - 7pm UTC (7am - 11am PST): Alex & Noah
- 7pm - 11pm UTC (11am - 3pm PST): Jon
- 11pm - 2am UTC (3pm - 6pm PST): Gabe & Morgan
Our schedule is reflected in the working hours set in our calendars.
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We list pacific hours here in support of our contractual SLAs being listed in pacific hours.