18 minutes | Oct 12th 2020

Robinhood’s Kubernetes Journey: A Path More Treacherous Than it Appears

Welcome to The New Stack Makers: Scaling New Heights, a series of interviews conducted by our guest host Scalyr CEO Christine Heckart with engineering managers who talk about the problems they have faced and the resolutions they sought. The challenges engineering leaders face define how technology decisions are made for scaling architectures to support the demands of rapid-growth businesses. Heckart's first interview is with Adam Wolff, Robinhood’s former vice president of engineering who recalls two years ago when Kubernetes looked so right — and then the difficulties that followed when Wolff mandated the platform's adoption.