Adam Young

Adam Young

Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat

Greater Boston Area
Computer Software

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Adam Young's Overview

  • Core Developer, Keystone at OpenStack
  • Developer at FreeIPA Project
  • Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat

500+ connections


Adam Young's Summary

Software Engineer with a tendency to end up in Leadership roles. I've worked in both systems and application development. My primary aim is to provide true value with software as quickly as possible: I am a fan of agile development, but appreciate the value of a detailed spec.


Software Development
Open Source Software
Linux System development.
Application Development
Distributed computing
System integration
High Performance Computation Systems: Beowulf clustering

Adam Young's Experience

Core Developer, Keystone


Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months) Greater Boston Area

Code reviews. Keeper of the Gate. Hand out the -1s like candy on Halloween.


FreeIPA Project

June 2010Present (4 years 5 months)

This is the Open Source Project supported by Red Hat that currently occupies the majority of my waking hours. Implementing the WebUI as A Javascript Application using JSON/AJAX to talk to the web server.

Senior Software Engineer

Red Hat

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; RHT; Computer Software industry

June 2009Present (5 years 5 months) Greater Boston Area

Integrating various data center management technologies.

Senior Member of Technical Staff


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VMW; Computer Software industry

June 2007June 2009 (2 years 1 month)

Senior Software Engineer on the Virtual Center team. We build software for server consoldation in the data center.

Senior MTS


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VMW; Computer Software industry

2007June 2009 (2 years)

Engineering Manager

Penguin Computing

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2006June 2007 (1 year 4 months)

Took over as manager for my group. 9 Engineers (including me), doing operating system level clustering.

Software Engineer

Scyld Software

October 2004March 2006 (1 year 6 months)

Systems software developer responsible for maintain Scyld Beowulf High Performance Clustering Software.


Williams Sonoma

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WSM; Retail industry

August 2003February 2004 (7 months)

Developed system integration into Visa to identify and prevent fraud on the ECommerce website.

Developed a Distributed system for monitoring image processing.



Public Company; 501-1000 employees; STX; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2003September 2003 (5 months)

Developed an Database driven web application to provide visibility into customer usage inside EVault's datacenters.


Sun Microsystems

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ORCL; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2002February 2003 (6 months)

As a contractor, helped develope configuration tools for Sun's network storage. Java nad WBEM development.

Lead Programmer

RTZ Associates

April 2001August 2002 (1 year 5 months)

Lead team to develop web site for tracking services rendered to seniors and persons with long term disabilities for the County of San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services

Technical Architect

Fort Point Partners

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

19992001 (2 years)

Software Engineer

Walker Interactive System

January 1997August 1999 (2 years 8 months)

Infantry Officer

United States Army

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

May 1993November 1996 (3 years 7 months)

Adam Young's Projects

Adam Young's Skills & Expertise

  1. Java
  2. Unix
  3. Software Development
  4. Agile Methodologies
  5. Linux
  6. Leadership
  7. C++
  8. Distributed Systems
  9. JavaScript
  10. Hemp
  11. Integration
  12. Architecture
  13. Horticultural Therapy
  14. Data Center
  15. Bash
  16. Open Source
  17. Cloud Computing
  18. Strategy
  19. Virtualization
  20. Open Source Software
  21. Whisky
  22. Straight Talking
  23. Enterprise Software
  24. Weatherization
  25. E-commerce
  26. System Architecture
  27. Web Applications
  28. Architectures
  29. Cluster
  30. Operating Systems
  31. Management
  32. Rsync
  33. C
  34. WSGI
  35. Product Management
  36. High Performance Computing
  37. Cloud Security

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Adam Young's Education

United States Military Academy at West Point

Computer Science


Activities and Societies: Upsilon Pi Epsilon CS Honor society, Company B3, Company E1

Stoughton High School


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