Kevin Durdle

Director, Engineering at Vendia

About

Kevin Durdle is the Director of Engineering at Vendia. Durdle has over 20 years of experience in software and cloud infrastructure. Kevin began their career at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2015 as a Senior Software Engineering Manager for Lambda. In this role, they were responsible for leading a team of software engineers that worked on cloud infrastructure and SaaS products. Kevin also oversaw highly available services at large scale and low latency.


In 2021, Durdle transitioned to their current role as Director of Engineering at Vendia. In this role, they oversee four engineering teams and is responsible for executing against a 18+ month roadmap. Kevin's teams are focused on APIs, networking, core OS & systems, and persistence. Kevin also works on cross-org ownership efforts, such as overseeing Lambda's security & compliance risks and "cold-start" performance.


Durdle has been instrumental in delivering major customer deliverables, such as performance, availability, and cost improvements, as well as new features like EFS integration. Kevin has also helped improve team deployment cadence by 2x and reduce on-call burden by 5x through their focus on org-wide operational excellence (OpEx).


Kevin Durdle has a MSc in Software Engineering from Western University and a BSc in Honors Software Engineering also from Western University.


They work with Hailey Nevins - Head, Design, Shruthi Rao - CBO & Co-Founder, and James Gimourginas - Director, Solution Architecture & Customer Success. Some individuals on their team include Mika Meyers - Core Software Engineer, Matt Silverstein - Senior Fullstack Engineer. Kevin Durdle reports to Tim Wagner, CEO & Co-Founder.

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