Ernie joined Percona in April of 2012 as a Senior Consultant, bringing many years of diverse experience as a systems architect and engineer in both independent consulting and standard-employee roles. He has worked in almost every technology role present in the Internet era, from Perl/Java developer to Linux sysadmin, MySQL DBA to Cisco network engineer, security auditor to IT engineering manager. He thrives on and excels at taking on those novel challenges which require creative cross-disciplinary solutions.
Prior to joining Percona, Ernie was working heavily with deployment automation and designing infrastructure stacks driven by some of today's leading virtualization platforms.
Ernie holds a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and two cats, patiently awaiting the start of the next ski season.