Midokura engineers bring extensive experience in scalable infrastructures and are a team of top talent from Google, Amazon, and world industry leaders. Network virtualization is in our DNA.
Abel has a degree in Computer Science and has over 10 years of experience developing networking software. Nowadays tries to push unhealthy eating habits to the Barcelona team.
Adam joined Midokura when it was just an idea and a tiny cramped office in Tokyo. He has degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He can usually be found in the US office gettin’ stuff done. LinkedIn
Akane tries to do anything other than coding, but mostly works on biz dev and marketing analysis. Akane graduated Univ. of Tokyo and holds MBA from MIT Sloan. Before starting her adventure at Midokura, she worked for NTT and A.T.Kearney. For fun, she loves traveling, flower arrangement, and chitchatting.
Ben is a serial entrepreneur that loves playing in the intersection of business and technology. His last role was as the GM of Emerging Technologies at DreamHost, where he ran the cloud business unit. Before that, Ben ran a cloud-focused managed services company. Find Ben on LinkedIn or Twitter. He’ll be happy to hear any suggestions on where to find a good burger.
Carl has been working with Linux and Networking since the days of Slackware 3.0. Before coming to Midokura he was the architect for cloud products at a major hosting company. When he’s not at the US office, he’s helping customers get the most out of their clouds. When he’s not doing that, he’s usually making or playing video games or taking in the great outdoors. (San Francisco Office)
Dan Mihai Dumitriu
Dan is a Computer Science graduate from Cornell University. He is passionate about distributed systems, fault tolerance, and awesome systems software. He started Midokura because he wants to revolutionize cloud infrastructure.
Dave graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Computer Science. He has been building software for companies of various sizes since he was 16, and most recently spent several years working on the high-traffic online services behind Activision’s bestseller Call of Duty games. His main hobby is language learning, so he’s excited to be living in Tokyo, but even more excited to be helping Midokura change the world of networking. (Tokyo Office)
Etsuko was the first employee from the launch of Midokura. Throughout her career, she has been involved in startups from small to large companies. At Midokura she is in charge of global office operations.
I graduated in Computer Science in Madrid 9 years ago and have a background as backend engineer mainly at Last.fm and Tuenti, where I enjoyed solving scalability and architecture problems. I just finished a bachelor in Philosophy and can usually be found roaming the streets.
Giuseppe de Candia
I go by Pino since there are too many Giuseppe’s in Italy, where I lived for part of my childhood. I was Midokura’s first Barcelona employee and I’ve been working on the the company’s network controller software since I started. I have a background in distributed systems and have worked on group communication protocol stacks and distributed, non-relational storage solutions.
After 8 years as a Software Engineer working for different Spanish companies, Guillermo found in Midokura a great place to write networking and systems software. When he’s away from the computer he loves fine food and wine and going to music concerts.
Jacob is a Caltech graduate and has been doing systems programming and design for 14 years at companies large and small. His preferred mode of transport is a bicycle, which he also rides just for kicks.
Joe holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington. Previously, Joe has worked at Cisco developing infrastructure for Cisco’s core routers. He is extremely excited to be in Tokyo contributing to the Midokura team. In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading, hiking, and learning Japanese.
Marc de Palol
I’ve been working in distributed systems ever since I graduated from the University. I worked as a researcher in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and then as a backend developer at Last.fm, and moved on to work as a freelance. When away from the keyboard I love listening to noisy music, running and hiking.
Koya majored in engineering but realized in classroom that he has almost no sense for programming :’( Then, he has been building his professional career in business/corporate development for various entrepreneurial projects. He loves playing with his chihuahua, Macaron, and enjoys contributing successfully to Midokura’s corporate development in US, Europe and Asia.
Rossella got a master in Telecommunication Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. She spent the last years trying to make the world better by writing awesome code and found in Midokura a place where she can live her two biggest passions: software and networking. In her free time she sleeps a lot and dreams a lot too. When she’s awake she likes to discover new restaurants, learn foreign languages and improve her Pilates skills.
Ryu likes to mention that he is Midokura’s first Japanese engineer, but this claim has been often questioned by his colleagues as he has lived most of his life in the US. He has over 10 years of experience as a software engineer. His current responsibilities include developing Midokura’s core software and working with OpenStack projects.
Before Midokura, I started my career as a network operator of telco’s ISP, and moved to networking product company as a pre-sales engineer. Now I’m very proud to be a first pre-sales SE in Midokura’s Tokyo office!
NO BEER, NO LIFE.
NO SCOTCH, NO LIFE.
Having spent his entire career after UCSD and Stanford working for networking companies such as Cisco, Juniper, and Huawei, Stephen believes it only makes sense that he should evolve with the networking industry. It is with this reason that he joined Midokura.
Suzuki was a Data Center customer DMZ IPv4/IPv6 network architect in Tokyo. He’s working on the customer technical support side. He enjoys playing volleyball and travelling on the weekends.
Takayuki finished his first master’s degree in Earth Physics at University of Tokyo, but found he was most comfortable as a software engineer and got second master’s degree in Computer Science at University of Oregon. Last few years, he was working on design and implementation of various online virtual world servers, and met Midokura while looking for further challenges in distributed systems.
He loves biking in beautiful weather and is hoping to spend as much time as possible on his road bike.
Takeshi graduated from Kyoto Univ. Worked for Sony and Evernote in the past. He handles Sales and PR out of Tokyo office.
Outside of work, he loves outdoors, and usually wondering around in the woods of Kamakura with his K9 friend.
Taku was the first intern in Midokura. And now he is the first new grad employee. He majored in computer science and received a bachelor and master degree of engineering from Waseda University.
Went to Kyoto University with a dream of becoming an astronaut but end up pouring my passion into American Football. It paid off and were able to become Japanese Champion Team twice, and personally selected as All Japan Player.
Spend years in the IT industry, and decided that it was about time to start my own global technology company. Now, pouring my 120% passion into making Midokura be the No.1 company in the SDN industry!
Tomoe has 10 years of experience in software R&D mainly on network storage devices prior to Midokura. Now he is having fun writing software to redefine networking.
He likes to play bass guitar with his funky friends.
Yoshi is proud to have the same name as the Green (Midori) Dinosaur from Super Mario series. He has a M.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University, and prior to joining Midokura, he spent six years at NTT labs as a researcher. He is most interested in designing and implementing system software, and is also passionate about user interface and usability.