Hector CastroHC
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Hector Castro


I'm a software engineer with management experience. Looking to put my skills to good use.

United States

What I'm looking for

My focus is on remote opportunities to create positive social impact through technology. My ideal next role is as a tech lead or engineering manager supporting small to medium-sized teams.

I am an engineering lead active in software development, web architecture, and infrastructure automation. I enjoy helping teams realize the value of their work by improving the reliability and speed of software delivery. I have a strong background in DevOps practices and have been actively developing my software leadership skills over the last six years.


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Principal Architect


Nov 2021 - Present (1 year 10 months)

I increased observability across applications by integrating Datadog for log, metric, and trace aggregation. I also helped establish a process to prioritize and address technical debt alongside existing work streams. Finally, I forged relationships with external teams (e.g., Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, upstream and downstream consumers) to better negotiate cross-team dependencies.

Opentrons Labworks, Inc. logoOI

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Opentrons Labworks, Inc.

Apr 2021 - Oct 2021 (6 months)

I helped scale cloud-based lab operations software from a single instance, to multiple instances, each supporting distinct geographic locations. I also developed tooling to repeatably apply database schema changes across all lab software instances. Finally, I built Amazon Lambda-based processes to automate the aggregation of application data into a centralized data lake.

Azavea, Inc. logoAI

Vice President of Engineering

Azavea, Inc.

Jan 2017 - Jan 2021 (4 years)

I instituted an organization-wide system for making architecturally significant decisions. I also iteratively improved the engineering hiring process by introducing an apprenticeship program, standardized application assessment, and on-site interview loop. Finally, I instituted an engineering growth ladder to improve clarity in our growing engineering organization.

Azavea, Inc. logoAI

Senior DevOps Engineer

Azavea, Inc.

Jul 2014 - Jan 2017 (2 years 6 months)

I founded the organization’s first web application infrastructure team. I also assembled software delivery pipelines with reproducible development environments, immutable deployment artifacts, and infrastructure as code (IaC). Finally, I defined an incident response procedure to catalog production issues blamelessly.

Basho Technologies logoBT

Developer Advocate

Basho Technologies

Jan 2013 - Jul 2014 (1 year 6 months)

I participated in technical pre-sales engagements with companies across the country. I also maintained the official Chef cookbooks for Riak and Riak CS. Finally, built tooling around Docker, Datomic, Omnibus, and Vagrant for the Riak ecosystem.

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