Nik Ormseth, Director of Engineering

Nik is a solution architect who prefers to emphasize the “solution” part of his job — solving problems, in whatever form they take. He has been designing, building, and operating scalable, highly available systems for more than 20 years.

Though a generalist at heart, in recent years Nik has focused on infrastructure automation, particularly around Chef and AWS. He is (enormously) enthusiastic about the capabilities of virtualization and infrastructure-as-code, but if you have to write your database logs to raw devices, he gets that too.

Beyond the office, Nik loves sailing and building stuff (sometimes it’s a boat, sometimes it’s a house). Hard cider is an annual project. He lives on Vashon Island with his wife and eight-year-old son.

Chris P