“Qualify J. Crocodile” Has 20 years experience and is looking for a new role as a Senior Engineering Leader in Boston, MA or Remote.

I have been a distributed systems engineer for over 20 years and an engineering leader for over 15 years working in storage, security, big data, containers, and related cloud technologies. I enjoy staying in the midst of technology creation and execution, taking whiteboard ideas to shipping products. I have built and led teams of 40+ engineers. I am looking for a new challenge where I can be both hands-on technical and leverage my experience in building and mentoring diverse teams to succeed.


  • Has 20 years experience in field
  • Works Local or Remote
  • Works in US/Eastern time zone when working remotely
  • Held a Director Level role in a company 500+ people
  • Mostly works in companies 500+ people
  • Primarily works in startup environments
  • One or more companies is well known in its industry
  • I enjoy building and mentoring diverse teams

Notable Projects

  • built two scalable cloud storage systems from idea phase to shipping $100+m revenue products - many exabytes deployed
  • built multiple ideas from napkins and whiteboards to shipping revenue products, including happy customer deployments worldwide
  • hold over a dozen granted patents in a range of topic areas, with hundreds of citations across the industry; regular industry speaker

Ideal Company

My ideal company will bring technology innovation thru to customer success, with Engineering engaged throughout the process. My experience is incubating technologies while building, growing, optimizing, and mentoring teams. I enjoy seeing a team operate at its full potential and succeed in moving the needle for customer, company, and team member success. Looking for an organization with a culture of inclusion and opportunity.


PhD, Masters, BS in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science


Cloud Security Scalability Distributed Systems storage Linux Open Source Leadership inclusion engineering Containers Innovation diversity infrastructure Software Engineering Hardware Engineering Mentoring