October 2021
Technical Architect
GitHub, LinkedIn

Based in Melbourne, Des is leading the design and build of an advanced hosting platform based entirely on open source components. 

Des is another Salsa boomerang who joined Salsa in 2017 to help co-design and build the open source platform for the Single Digital Presence pilot program on behalf of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.  


  • Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure 
  • Automation 
  • Development 
  • Observability


  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Computing (Hons)

Previous experience

Des has been working in the web development industry since 2004. He has extensive experience across backend development and DevOps with a strong specialisation in Kubernetes and containerisation. 

Some of his more recent roles include lead DevOps engineer at Dubber, director of Cito Pro, founder of Open Datacentre, senior DevOps consultant at National Australia Bank and senior DevOps engineer at Australia Post. 

He’s also the author of the ‘Kubernetes in 7 Days’ Packt video course and former organiser of the Melbourne Kubernetes Meetup.


  • Photography, meditation, travelling