Simon Newton

Senior Staff Engineer / Cloud Architect

Areas of expertise

Engineering, Infrastructure, Product.

Industry experience

Nine years in the Bay Area tech space. Early SRE focused on building highly reliable & scalable systems (YouTube delivery & Google serving infrastructure). Three years as the Cloud Network Architect, advisor to the founders of Canva. Founder & Lead of the Open Lighting Project (Open Source Software).

Helping entrepreneurs

Providing early guidance on the technical side. Critical tech decisions made early on affect the company years later. I can help people avoid some of the mistakes that were made at Google. I also have many years experience reviewing software systems with the goal to improve scalability and reliability.