Adam DeConinck is a physicist-turned-systems-engineer, who once upon a time realized that he found the computers he was using to run his analysis more interesting than his research project. He turned to computing and never looked back, but has mostly focused on computing systems that enable scientific researchers to do their work. 

Adam's professional experience includes helping to build and support some of the largest computing systems in the world, including being on-call for fixing them when they were broken.

He has strong opinions about distributed systems design; monitoring and observability; how to build an effective on-call rotation; and how to deploy a computing cluster without driving yourself to distraction. 

Senior Product Architect

  • Jul 2021 - Present

Senior Solutions Architect

  • Feb 2019 - Jul 2021

Production Engineer

  • Facebook
  • Jun 2017 - Feb 2019

HPC Cluster Administrator

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Jun 2014 - May 2017

HPC/Cloud Systems Engineer

  • Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

HPC Systems Engineer

  • R Systems NA, Inc
  • Nov 2010 - Jun 2012