I’m a customer facing, “full stack” technologist currently working for Google Cloud Security as an Adoption Engineer. We act as an extension of the Product Management team to work with customers and partners to ensure smooth rollout and adoption of new products and features, act as a conduit between the field and engineering/PM, and do some external facing product evangelism. Other companies call this kind of role some variation on “FDSEs”, “Technical Product Managers”, or something in the “office of the CTO”, but Google being Google we invented our own name for it.
I’m a strong IT generalist with over a decade spent in the industry, I have extensive experience in infrastructure architecture and design, converged systems, enterprise storage and virtualisation, cloud architectures, and business continuity/disaster recovery.
A geek at heart, I am passionate about technology, and how customers can utilize emerging and existing technologies to solve their business’ problems. I am a strong proponent and advocate for DevOps methodologies using automation, orchestration, config management, and CI/CD to accelerate business results through technology, I firmly believe that removing many of the silos that exist in most IT departments can drive real results that turn IT into a business enabler rather than a cost centre
Here are a few things that I’ve focussed on recently from a technology perspective:
And some that I spent a long time doing back in the day: