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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 @

June 2023 - Present

As a Support Engineer at, I help customers get and maintain their apps running smoothly. My responsibilities include providing support through email and the public forum, troubleshooting issues, and working closely with platform engineers to solve complex problems. This isn't a "follow-the-script" role, as I'm often writing the script and utilizing my technical skills to provide creative solutions. Joining a small, highly technical team, I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and contributing to the success of the company.

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