About Me

Hi, I’m Michael.

I am a passionate engineer committed to solving hard problems using the latest technologies without sacrificing my high standards for quality and maintainability.

Specializing in distributed systems, I am a big proponent of cloud infrastructure and technologies. I believe that leveraging the cloud, we are freed up to focus on the most important aspects of our projects; the components that differentiate and drive business value.

I primarily focus on backend systems, where my expertise in cloud architecture and experience building multi-region redundant systems comes into play. I believe in designing with the expectation of system failures and building redundancy into every project. I take the quality of my work very seriously and feel personally responsible that every line of code that I write be held up to my own high standards.

The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity. – C.A.R. Hoare

Remember that there is no code faster than no code. – Kevlin Henney

Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming. – Brian Kernighan

Originally from rural southern Illinois, I now work out of the Denver, Colorado area.

I am currently available for off-hours consulting and freelance.

Current stack

  • Golang micro-services leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Serverless with Lambda and API Gateway where it makes sense
  • Containers orchestrated by Kubernetes/ECS otherwise


Check out my latest projects on GitHub or my latest musings on my blog

Need help?

For consulting inquiries, please send details to consulting@michaelrobinson.io. I examine each consulting opportunity individually and I will get in contact with you in a timely manner.

Interested in hiring me?

For recruiting inquiries, please send details to hire@michaelrobinson.io. Include your full contact details and a description of the position. Alternatively you can contact me via LinkedIn.