You've been a developer, but code is not your motivation. You care about what they see. And these days, there is a hell lot of them. And you want to make them happy.
You've seen them all: thundering herds, brain splits and network partitions, consistencies that were a bit too eventual. You know you cannot develop without caring about production and you know how production affects the way you architect code. You know it cannot be helped and you comfortably go there and back again, deciding which layer is best for solving this problem. Wait no, where you can predict and prevent them.
You vaguely remember how you even cared about your RAID driver. That's long forgotten; thousands of servers are now waiting at a whim of your return key. You like how it solves things.
As much as you love solving problems and finding new solutions you tested, you actually don't want to see them again. You automate.
Actually, you have a dream. You want to automate yourself. One day, you just won't show up at work. You'll be on the beach, lying with the silent phone near you…and nobody will notice.
You are going to chase that dream at email@example.com in Prague.