Shaun Keenan

San Francisco, CA ¬∑ [email protected]

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As a passionate technologist and hands-on engineering leader with over 20 years of experience, I can help any business scale effectively to meet market demands. I have spent time working in distributed systems, technical architecture and process, software engineering, virtualization, security, and data. On the business side, I have spent a significant amount of time working on the intersection of product strategy and architecture, as well as a number of M&A activities (due diligence, integrations, etc)

Specialties: distributed systems, developer enablement, strategy, microservice architecture, cloud migration, mergers & acquisitions



Architecture & Strategy
  • SDLC & Architectural Process
  • Developer Enablement
  • Cloud Migration
  • Distributed Systems
  • Microservices
  • RESTful APIs
  • SaaS/PaaS/IaaS
Languages, Operating Systems & Tools
  • Go
  • Python
  • git
  • linux
  • bash
  • Terraform
  • GitLab
  • GitHub Actions
  • ArgoCD
  • CodeFresh
Containers & Cloud


Principal Architect (Sr. Director)

Sauce Labs

Drive architecture process & engineering SDLC (technical strategy) Define product strategy and horizon 2-3 architecture plan to enable the business to successfully grow through the next 5 years. Due Diligence for multiple acquisitions Own Google partner relationship, negotiated multi-million dollar partnership with Google Led public cloud transformation and architecture shift to Google Cloud Grew engineering org and process from 30 to over 130 people Led reliability initiative to move from ~99.5 to 99.9 Work within many parts of the Sauce Labs codebase, leading by both example and influence

July 2016 - Present



Advise on architecture and organizational patterns Implemented ADR (Architecture Decision Record) process for the engineering organization Expert advice on event-based architecture, CI/CD best practices, cloud infrastructure management Helped drive migration from EC2 to EKS (Kubernetes-based deployments)

April, 2021 - Present

Staff Cloud Architect (Director)

Gap Inc.

Architecture & strategy for PaaS deployment & usage best practices Built pipeline as code capabilities, replacing manually built pipelines - improved pipeline performance >10x Mentor 40+ teams moving applications & CI/CD pipelines to cloud services Lead Infrastructure and CI/CD teams building mobile checkout/POS solution Rolled out Next-Gen POS system (iOS, Single-Page App, Microservices) to 7500+ stores

February 2014 - July 2016

Team Lead & Product Owner


Team lead & product owner for an internal product team at Salesforce. Responsible for working with stakeholders & internal clients to define requirements for projects, prioritize, and work with engineers to deliver final product to requesting teams. Designed and built an 8,000sf data center, cut over a large environment to it Led team in architecture design, review, and implementation, working closely with management and project managers

January 2013 - February 2014

Lead System Engineer


Led a team of Linux systems engineers, acting as engineer, architect, and product owner. Worked with client teams to define requirements, architecture, and finally aid the team in delivering hundreds of development environments within Salesforce Automated provisioning for both physical and virtual (VMware ESX, OpenStack) machines running RHEL4,5,6 Developed an asset management system, allowing engineers, management, and procurement groups to track inventory Assisted in triage for internal outages & performance issues

October 2009 - January 2013

Lead System Engineer


Support production sites for,,, Led a team of 3 on-site engineers, acted as liaison to the NOC, and customer liaison betweer Gap and IPsoft, helping with architecture for Gap web sites & internal monitoring systems Systems and SAN administration Build and implement new monitoring system

March 2008 - October 2009


California State University, East Bay

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science

Focus on Operating Systems, Telecommunications, and SQL

Completed masters courses in query parser theory and telecom

Major projects included fully-featured file management site, and a text editor written entirely in Assembler with full menu system and load/save features

Wrote the university’s grade management system while attending classes & working in the Technology department

2000 - 2008
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