Portrait of Ed Nightingale

Ed Nightingale

Partner Director of Engineering
Azure Sphere


Ed is currently the director of engineering for Azure Sphere. He is a seasoned, people focused manager with a deep technical background. Ed has helped shape and grow Azure Sphere from research incubation to a new Azure business.

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.