I have written, deployed, operated, and monitored software and infrastructure for APIs, backend monoliths, containerized microservices, serverless functions, web properties, developer and internal tooling, desktop and mobile applications, automation, and observability tools.

My latest passion is demo engineering - building complex scenario driven demo stacks for SaaS products to address a variety of industry verticals and personas to accelerate many teams' efforts in selling and demonstrating a product. This was my primary focus from 2018 to 2022 at Datadog. Read my further thoughts here.



June 2023 - Present
Product Solutions Architect

Focused on improving the Datadog product, establishing and advising on best practices, helping navigate complex and novel engagements, and easing product adoption.

Career Break

Sept 2022 - June 2023

Explored the United States with my wife visiting friends and family. We traveled 15,000 miles across 18 states and 24 National Parks. Then travelled to Australia and New Zealand for four weeks covering 4,000 kilometers.


Jun 2017 - Sept 2022 (5 years 4 months)
Senior Software Engineer / DevOps Engineer / Engineering Manager
May 2018 - Sept 2022 (4 years 5 months)

Founded the Demo Engineering team at Datadog, enabling 1,800+ employees to quickly showcase the DD platform to prospects and customers. Provided demo environments and collateral across all products and SKUs, for many verticals and segments, across varied personas, use cases, and integration points. Took the demo engineering concept from 0 to 1 and greatly increased productivity and time savings for anyone delivering demos or marketing content. Project and technical details here .

  • Developed, operated, and maintained 30+ demo systems used in 100s of demos given daily and accessed by 1,800+ employees that drove $800M+ in ARR over 3 years.
  • Collaborated with hundreds of Datadog employees across functions, such as product management, software engineering, product marketing, sales engineering, technical account management, sales, support, and community.
  • Worked on efforts such as Gartner Magic Quadrant, AWS Re:Invent, DASH, KubeCon, Forrester Wave, Enterprise Proof-of-Value engagements, DD datacenter readiness testing, DD disaster recovery, and more.

Enterprise Sales Engineer
Jun 2017 - May 2018 (1 year)

Engaged with large enterprises to help them obtain observability into their infrastructure and application performance.

  • Led successful technical discovery, product demonstrations, and proof-of-value assessments with Fortune 1000 companies in various industries.
  • Built several demo systems used by sales engineers to deliver successful demos of Datadog.
  • Built a self-service tool for spinning up on-demand kubernetes clusters with a demo application stack and Datadog deployed for sales engineers to give clean demos from.


Oct 2016 - Jun 2017 (9 months)
Cloud Engineer
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017 (9 months)
  • Launched IBM Cloud Schematics Service, an infrastructure as code service for IBM cloud based on HashiCorp's OSS Terraform; a competitor to the likes of AWS CloudFormation and Azure Resource Manager.
  • Led product vision and development for IBM Cloud Schematic service; a competitor to the likes of AWS CloudFormation and Azure Resource Manager to enable an infrastructure as code execution service based on HashiCorp's OSS Terraform.

The Weather Company

Feb 2013 - Feb 2017 (4 years)
Last five months were under IBM after acquisition
Worked in a myriad of roles across multiple disciplines, operating in multiple capacities at once. Primary focus was on platform engineering and engineering effectiveness. I built many platforms, tools, and systems to move the company forward; examples include a multi-cloud infrastructure management platform, cloud cost visibility tools and reporting, platform access control, deployment platform, and corporate access reconciliation tooling.
Senior Software Engineer
Jan 2015 - Feb 2017 (2 years)

  • Developed infrastructure environment management service built on top of Terraform to enable large distributed teams to use Terraform easily and safely. Details here.
  • Built a service to enable self registration and access control for Source Control Management and Artifact Repository Management using TWC's identity provider. Services 1,000+ users, 2,000+ source control repositories, and 500+ artifact repositories. Details here.
  • Led internal cloud and developer evangelism efforts including pitches, demos, training sessions, and hands on development for teams across the United States.

Platform (Software) Engineer
Feb 2013 - Jan 2015 (2 years)

  • Key contributor for multi-cloud management platform that enabled developers to write once and deploy to multiple clouds. Details here.
  • Designed and implemented several cloud provider cost visibility and billing delivery solutions; Enabling just in time and historical operating cost visibility and insights into $40m+ annual cloud expenditure. Details here.
  • Led a team of remote engineers on a major version release of our cloud management platform and through several major refactoring efforts.
  • Consulted with teams migrating to the cloud and designing cloud native solutions, starting from zero workloads to over 4500 nodes; included writing several POCs and prototypes to help teams with unfamiliar concepts.

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Aug 2008 - Feb 2013 (4 years 7 months)
Senior Software Engineer

Worked in the IHG's guest technology innovation department. Operated as a full stack engineer working with infrastructure, deployment, backend and frontend development, automation, testing, internal tools, APIs, and client side software for guest facing on-property solutions unique in the industry. Find a full line up of projects on the project portfolio page .

Clayton State University

Jun 2005 - Aug 2008 (3 years)
Web Developer

  • Developed an asset (primarily laptops) tracking web application. Details here.
  • Implemented key features for a student kiosk to receive service from technical help desk.


Programming Languages:

Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#/dotnet, TypeScript (limited), PHP (limited), Go (limited)


Python, Bash, Ruby, JavaScript

Web Stack:

Kubernetes, Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, various Linux distros, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, many cloud SaaS products

Cloud Providers:

AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM, Heroku, Digital Ocean

Infrastructure & Configuration:

Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Packer, Puppet, Chef, Ansible

Dev Tools & Pipeline:

GitLab, Docker, Jenkins & CI/CD tools, Vagrant, various package managers (e.g. Yarn, NPM, RubyGems, pip, NuGet, etc), various build tools (e.g. Gradle, Maven, Grunt, Gulp, Ant, etc), various Unix Tools, Git, SVN, GitHub, BitBucket, 100s of various CLI tools


Available upon request.

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