Christopher Aedo's Resume ([email protected])

Sun January 01 2012 by Christopher Aedo


Highly motivated and experienced Vice President of Software Engineering with a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects on time and to the highest quality standards. Over 15 years of experience thriving in dynamic environments, skilled at managing workloads, meeting challenging deadlines, and building strong, collaborative teams. Passion for open source technologies and team building, driven by a constant search for opportunities to improve processes and deliver success.


Analytical Thinking // Automation, Infrastructure Deployment, CI/CD // Problem-Solving // Team Collaboration // Mentorship and Hiring // Performance Evaluation and Optimization // Software Engineering // Config and Infrastructure as Code // Strategic Planning // Tactical Solutions // Kubernetes, Docker // Keynote Speaker


VP of Software Engineering

Pandemic Response Labs/Opentrons Labworks Inc. - NY

04/2022 - 03/2023

  • Leading the software engineering team focused primarily on building and improving the Lab Information Management system (LIMs) as well as bioinformatics and result reporting via third-party LIS integration used by three clinical diagnostic labs and a genetic sequencing lab
  • Develop and maintain technology strategy to support highly automated lab processes to maximize operational efficiency with the lowest possible turnaround times
  • Worked closely with the product management team to create and publish the organizational roadmap and ensure engineering priorities and timelines served the business needs
  • Built an empowering engineering culture providing inclusivity and safety so team members were able to express and harness their full creative abilities.

Director, Open Source

Teradata - Rancho Bernardo, CA

11/2017 - 04/2022

  • Establishing an Open Source Program Office within Teradata, a designated place where open source is supported, nurtured, shared, explained, and grown inside a company.
  • Working between the legal, marketing and engineering teams to share useful internal projects with the rest of the world by open sourcing them.
  • Collaborating and working with internal engineering teams that benefit from open source software by helping improve their integration with upstream communities and fostering greater involvement.

Director, Product Management

Teradata - Rancho Bernardo, CA

11/2017 - 04/2022

  • Leading product management for Teradata's Extract/Transform/Load suite and overall data management tools
  • Serving as the infrastructure/provisioning product manager and technical product owner of the foundational provisioning and deployment tools that underpin all product offerings at Teradata as a key component in critical transition to subscription-based SaaS
  • Transparently maintained roadmaps of multiple integrated projects, prioritizing engineering efforts to best meet the needs of internal and external customers always with the needs of the organization in mind.

Developer Advocacy Program Manager

IBM - Armonk, NY

11/2016 - 11/2017 - Managing a team of open source developers with the mission to transform IBMs image in the global developer community by being emissaries for the most exciting technologies and by guiding internal teams to ensure IBM's product offerings are relevant to the widest possible audience. - Coordinated with marketing and events teams to support effective sponsorship and marketing around IBM’s developer focused initiatives - Increased IBM’s presence and relevance in developer communities where IBM previously had a small footprint by securing sponsorship and helping with organization of multiple conferences (such as DevOps Days, OS Bridge, and others)

OpenStack Innovation Team

IBM - Armonk, NY

08/2015 - 11/2016

  • Our small team implemented a distributed, easily scalable cloud based on OpenStack deployed continuously from upstream master
  • Using Gerrit for code review and automating sync of local changes with upstream commits we were able to increase contribution and minimize impacts normally associated with deploying only stable releases
  • Development velocity of 200 globally distributed engineers significantly increased through use of the platform we built and trained them on

Product Architect

Mirantis - Mountain View, CA

03/2014 - 07/2015

  • Working with the product management team, multiple engineering teams, Mirantis' customers and the community of OpenStack contributors providing strategic internal leadership in order to ensure our near and long term product goals are aligned with both market needs and where the code and community are headed
  • Perform analysis and research of competitive and complementary products and technologies for the product, sales and marketing teams as well as performing technical partner analysis and evaluation
  • Work closely with the documentation and training teams to increase the user and contributor base
  • In addition to being an active OpenStack contributor, organized the Portland OpenStack User Group to strengthen the local developer community.

Chief Technology Officer

Morphlabs - Manhattan Beach, CA

08/2011 - 01/2014

  • Provide technology leadership to sales, engineering and delivery teams
  • Interface with customers to design solutions that best fit their needs
  • Negotiated strategic partnerships and solution certification agreements with Dell, NEC, Hitachi, Media Temple
  • Represent the product owners perspective, lead internal engineering team to continually improve our product by anticipating and planning for industry needs
  • Implemented agile development and guided team to fully automated Puppet-based deployments and updates, and CI with Jenkins
  • Developed 24/7 customer support product, built support team with globally distributed members to provide support services to global and domestic telecom companies and service providers.
  • Presented at conferences and meetups in Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Tokyo, Okinawa as well as presenting and sitting on panels at several OpenStack design summits