Dave Kilian
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Senior engineer experienced in architecting for low latency at scale in C and C++. Interested in foundational software like databases, distributed storage, file systems, multithreading, operating systems and game engines. Skilled technical writer and in-person presenter with a knack for explaining difficult technical concepts. Proud dad of three little wild men. Graduated from Brown University in 2013. Lifetime learner. Licensed high school teacher in Washington state.

Work Experience

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Qumulo, 2023-Present
Principal Software Engineer, Azure Storage, Microsoft, 2017-2021
Software Engineer II, Windows Deployment, Microsoft, 2013-2017
Teaching Assistant for Brown University Computer Science, 2010-2013

Technology Experience

Most recently: C/C++, Windows Driver Model, InfiniBand RDMA, B-Trees and Log-Structured Merge. These are all still top of mind.

In the past: OpenGL, Qt, Python, Java, Linux shells, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL. I have used these for nontrivial projects in the past, but it's been a while.


I graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science, with a 3.8 GPA. Relevant coursework:

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