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Darren Holland


For the past several years I have been helping companies develop secure and innovative connected products that run natively on the AWS cloud. I enjoy all phases of product development and I am committed to tackling tough problems.

For the next several years my goal is to continue building robust solutions and pushing the limits of Industrial and Consumer IoT. What can we imagine?

Research Interests

Cloud Development

I design and develop highly available, serverless solutions in TypeScript, Python and Go. Proficient with SQL, Git and *nix based systems

AWS certified Solutions Architect and Developer, associate

Formerly AWS Subject Matter Expert for the Developer associate exam

Professional Experience

GridConnectSolutions Architect - Naperville, IL - 2017-2020

  • Reduced time from code committed to code in use by developing continuous delivery pipelines
  • Designed and developed Micropchip Trust N Go secure attestation
  • Developed over the air update pipelines to facilitate Apple HomeKit compliance
  • Developed ConnectSense Alexa smart home skill and skills event broker
  • Attained the "Works With Alexa" designation for the ConnectSense product line

Position TechnologiesQuality Assurance - Geneva, IL - 2014-2017

  • Improved automated test completion time distributing test workloads
  • Empowered sales teams by developing metrics dashboards and supporting data pipelines

Dell FederalDeveloper - Bethesda, MD - 2010-2013

  • Maintenance of DOD systems in support of the Navy Bureau of Medicine
Long boarding, Hosting the OpenHack Naperville meetup, & imagining "what if"