Ed is the Product Architect for Azure Sphere at Microsoft. Ed’s role as architect spans writing core software for the product, authoring software and silicon requirements, and ensuring the end-to-end product meets customer needs. Ed has shaped and grown the product from incubation to announcement.
Ed Nightingale is also a systems researcher and software engineer. Ed has authored papers in top systems conferences such as OSDI and SOSP. He has co-authored 20 conference and journal publications, has won 7 best paper awards, and even helped to set the world record in disk-to-disk sorting (http://sortbenchmark.org). He also worked as an engineer and as an engineering manager running a large-scale distributed storage service. Ed is deeply familiar with agile engineering software development practices and he really enjoys building large-scale systems.