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Brendan Burns

Senior Staff Software Engineer

Brendan Burns is a senior staff software engineer at Google and a founder of the Kubernetes project. He works in the Google Cloud Platform, leading engineering efforts to make the Google Cloud Platform the best place to run containers. He also has managed several other cloud teams, including the Managed VMs team and Cloud DNS. Prior to Cloud, Brendan was a lead engineer in Google’s web search infrastructure, building back ends that powered social and personal search. Prior to working at Google, he was a professor at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Brendan received a PhD in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA in computer science and studio art from Williams College.