Glenn J. Mason

Futurist, father, skeptic, biohacker & entrepreneur

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Work Experience


Engineering Practice Lead (Cloud & DevOps)


February 2016 – Present Sydney

Delivering faster, easier, scalable and secure software solutions for start-ups, disruptors and technology companies, whilst helping make our engineering practice the best in the world.

Engineering is in my DNA, with a long history of software development, cloud-focused devops and agile practices, and I bring experience and near-limitless enthusiasm to the difficult problems facing organisations and entrepreneurs today.


Team Lead, Cloud Platforms

Domain Group

August 2018 – February 2019 Sydney
As the technical team lead, I helped set the direction of the Cloud Platforms team. We provide robust and intelligent platform solutions to empower barrier-free development and innovation for our internal customers at Domain. Whilst with Domain I:

  • Implemented the Kubernetes-based platform consisting of several purpose-built clusters running on EC2
  • Drove a number of initiatives focused on developer experience, configuration management and “SlackOps” (self-service)
  • Established regular reporting and cross-team collaboration
  • Mentored and consulted with members of my team regarding best-practices for software development and devops.

Senior Software Lead

RoZetta Technology

February 2015 – February 2016 Sydney

Applying effective analysis, design, programming and testing skills to produce software systems, while assisting with the technical direction of projects.

As a senior software engineer and lead, I have been responsible for requirements analysis, design and implementation of distributed, cloud-based (Amazon AWS) software systems, mostly in Python. I have also line-managed four technical resources, and provided technical guidance and leadership across the life of a project.


Forward Deployed Engineer

Palantir Technologies

July 2012 – November 2014 Canberra

Be agile, adaptive, technically brilliant – and deliver.

As a forward-deployed engineer, it was my job to solve “the world’s hardest problems”:

  • Identify, scope and deploy sophisticated deployments
  • Develop data integrations, customisations to the Palantir platform and entirely new services using the best possible technology available
  • Independently break down and solve complex client problems with little direction

I have built and run a deployment all the way from the initial scoping to hardware installation, system integration, custom code and ongoing maintenance, using a combination of Java, Oracle, Elasticsearch, Cassandra and Gradle.







Recent Blog Posts

“Recent” is a relative term…

Life keeps happening1… We’ve moved into a new place in Sydney: a small, new-build townhouse with undercover parking (rare in …

A little after 11pm on a Thursday night and I’ve just finished1 the migration of my ‘blog from Wordpress to Hugo, the …

Hello Monday! I’m feeling unreasonably optimistic again this morning, and can’t really see why (but I guess that’s …


I’ve been involved in many, many projects over the years. Here’s a small selection of professional and hobby projects I’ve worked or am working on.


Kafe Tourer

Ah, Motorcycles, how I love thee. I’ve got a few ideas about my motorbike restoration job, and have decided that I need to …