Michael is a author, speaker and Sr Staff Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at LinkedIn currently architecting LinkedIn’s move to Microsoft Azure. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland (Australia), Michael interned at NASA Ames Research Center building small-satellites known as Phonesats.
While working at LinkedIn, Michael led the companies work on Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, Visibility Engineering & Reliability Principles. He has also been embedded with the profile, traffic, espresso (KV Store) teams. After leading LinkedIn’s last physical data-center build, he is now the architect for how LinkedIn builds its infrastructure in Azure.
Michael has spoken at numerous events all over the world and in 2018 was a co-author of the book “Reducing MTTD for High Severity Incidents” and is currently writing “Getting started with eBPF”.