Robin Lee Powell • (650) 296-8094

Linux Nerd, Finder Of New Talent

Professional Summary

I have been a sysadmin / DevOps / SRE professionally for over 20 years. For about 5 years I was also a manager. Off and on, in particular in the last 3 years or so (as of July 2023), I have also been a programmer / software engineer.

My summary of what I'm looking for in my next role is at a post I made on LinkedIn.

Particular things I'd like you to know about:

Professional Experience

May 2021 - Present Apple Senior Software Engineer
Nov 2016 - May 2021 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