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About Me

I am a software engineer based in Johannesburg, South Africa with 8+ years of experience working on cloud infrastructure. I have a passion for Kubernetes and managing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using technologies like Terraform and Cloud Formation.

Shortly after joining the team at Compose (a Database-as-a-Service startup backed by Y Combinator), we were acquired by IBM and I have stayed on to grow my role to that of a Subject Matter Expert in the Compose domain, which includes deep technical knowledge of the OSS database engines themselves but also of the Compose proprietary platforms, of which there are three.

Among other responsibilities, I help to diagnose database/platform issues, keep databases healthy and running and work with our Fortune 500 customers on configuration and performance improvements for their business-critical systems.

Here are a few technologies I've been working with recently:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Kubernetes
  • Istio
  • ArgoCD
  • Terraform
  • Docker
  • GitHub Actions
  • Prometheus + Grafana
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • Redis
  • Cloudflare Workers

Where I've Worked

Support Engineer @ Elastic

January 2022 - Present

I am very excited to kick off 2022 by becoming an Elastician! I'll be supporting some of the largest companies in the world with their Cloud and self-hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana installations and much more.

What's Next?

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I'd love to hear from you, whether you have an exciting new opportunity to pitch or just want to reach out to say hi!