About

My passion is for building exceptional teams that build exceptional products, I have a deep, technical, hands-on knowledge of how to design and implement distributed systems in both virtualized and Cloud environments.

I also have a proven track record in turning round troubled engineering organizations, leading from the front, and working closely with my team on developing API-driven, loosely coupled services: hands-on and passionate about software development, continuous integration and Operations; I define myself an expert in Java and Python, and deeply knowledgeable in C++ and Linux, with a deep interest on Operational issues (deployment, scalability and availability).

Enterprise software development (SaaS) for both Mobile and Cloud applications is the market I know best; I am a great believer in the future of massively distributed, highly available, fully scalable architectures in “the Cloud”; and greatly enjoy managing Agile teams in complex, fast-paced, rapid-changing environments.

I have recently been working on projects around Big Data/Machine Learning in Python (pandas/numpy), and functional programming in Scala (Apache Spark).

Specialties: expert in Java and Python; hands-on with Scala and C/C++; Android; Linux; AWS; Virtualization; Enterprise Integration; noSQL (MongoDB, BigTable, Cassandra); Network security; Cloud Software; Parallel programming; Agile development.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Marco,

    You most probably do not remember who I am. I am on my sixth month in Google right now and I reflected upon my first interview there with you. I was wandering if you are still in the company but just saw that you have moved to greener pastures.

    What happened about six years before is that after a technical interview you gave to me some advice: Chase large projects, drop PHP, learb compiled languages and environments, try to contribute to open source, learn deeper the web ecosystem. By following all of them I managed to improve my carreer, my salary and consequently my life. Whenever people ask me on how, I get back to you and that afternoon in Belgrave street in London.
    This is why I kept applying: to receive feedback more than a position. Didn’t anything near it since it seems you meet your “Marco” only once, but got a position at some point.

    I wanted to thank you for your time and advice and ask if there is anything you can think that I can give back. I thought you were still in Google so would ask you to join your team in the future. Lately I’ve started gravitating towards big data and doing some research about the social aspects of IT teams. Most of my experience is from start-up environments mainly web.

    Regards,
    Dimitrios (dimitrios@mistriotis.com).

  2. Hi Marco,

    You most probably do not remember who I am. I am on my sixth month in Google right now and I reflected upon my first interview there with you. I was wandering if you are still in the company but just saw that you have moved to greener pastures.

    What happened about six years before is that after a technical interview you gave to me some advice: Chase large projects, drop PHP, learn compiled languages and environments, try to contribute to open source, learn deeper the web ecosystem. By following all of them I managed to improve my career, my salary and consequently my life. Whenever people ask me on how, I get back to you and that afternoon in Belgrave street in London.
    This is why I kept applying: to receive feedback more than a position. Didn’t anything near it since it seems you meet your “Marco” only once, but got a position at some point.

    I wanted to thank you for your time and advice and ask if there is anything you can think that I can give back. I thought you were still in Google so would ask you to join your team in the future. Lately I’ve started gravitating towards big data and doing some research about the social aspects of IT teams. Most of my experience is from start-up environments mainly web.

    Regards,
    Dimitrios.

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