Robin Lee Powell • (650) 296-8094 • 2694 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA

Technical Infrastructure/Software Engineering Manager

Proven Technical & Management Expertise
in a Career Spanning 20 Years

Professional Summary

Technically sophisticated management professional who maintains focus on business needs while keeping his subordinates committed and enthusiastic and completing projects quickly and reliably. Concentrates on bottom line results while formulating and implementing advanced technology and business solutions to meet a diversity of needs.

Played a central role in projects that: cut backup costs in half; reduced user wait times for large jobs by a factor of 4; reduced overall hosting costs by 30%.

Strategic manager with strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision making skills. Optimistic, imaginative, hard-working self-starter. Extensive technical background encompassing all aspects of Linux and cloud systems administration, as well as extensive knowledge of software development. Able to convey complex technical requirements/data; exceed customer expectations; lead and motivate teams; achieve fiscal bottom-line results; establish and maintain strong alliances; and drive projects to successful completion.

Technical Strategic Planning / Team Leadership
Business-Focused Technical Solutions / Clear Communication
Systems Automation / Security And Compliance Management / Disaster Recovery Planning

Professional Experience

Nov 2016 - Present Apple SRE Manager

Feb 2013 - Sep 2015 Cytobank Director Of Operations

May 2009 - Feb 2013 EngineYard Senior UNIX Administrator

December 2004 - March 2009 LookSmart Senior UNIX Administrator

Volunteer Experience

June 2001 - December 2014 The Logical Language Group,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit company
Treasurer,  Secretary, Webmaster

I was the Treasurer/Secretary for the LLG for many years. I was responsible for the quarterly book-keeping and general financial management, as well as communication with other organizations.

As unofficial project manager for the Lojban (constructed language) community for almost a decade, I have a lot of practice with working with and motivating highly technical people. This included managing difficult, often conflicting, personalities.

I continue to provide both the server and network connection for the infrastructure, at my own expense. Also, I support a wide complex of tools for a variety of projects.


Bachelor Of Mathematics, University Of Waterloo, Canada