VP of Engineering
Experienced engineering leader with a strong interest in distributed, highly scalable, and cloud-based systems. Currently at Contino as VP of Engineering where I oversee a team of 150+ highly talented, intelligent, and thought-provoking technical engineers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Worked for years in Techincal Leadership roles, focused on infrastructure management and Cloud on the 3 major public cloud providers. Experienced in the finance sector, specifically on high-performance payment platforms and systems compliance. A regular speaker at conferences and meetups. Federico holds an MSc in Software Engineering from City University London.
Architecture vs. Operating Model — A Cloud Conundrum
Large financial institutions are at a crossroads: from the 90ies, the industry invested massively in first-class reliability and resilience, but modern tech is putting pressure, pushing innovation at breakneck speed, creating a fluid transaction ecosystem, and churning out ever-evolving sets of products and tech talent.
In this talk, we will cover our experience liberating the data in the mainframe with a hybrid serverless/containerized solution built on AWS. It’s an architecture with tens of Java serverless functions that live-stream mainframe data to the cloud, using a suite of services capable of operating at hundreds of rps: DynamoDB, Lambda, API Gateway, Fargate. We will do a deep dive on various integration patterns and AWS services that can be used to support them.
We will dedicate a special section to performance optimizations done to reduce the cold start problems and support aggressive performance targets. In the last section, we’ll use Lake Formation to create a data platform that can enable a host of new value-add activities for the entire company.