Owen Klaiss

Technical Engineering Manager


Engineering Manager

GoPro - San Francisco, CA

Software Engineering Manager leading a team of talented Cloud and Video Engineers. GoPro Cloud Engineering provides a seamless source quality media management and cloud-based editing solution that is available across web, mobile, and desktop clients.
Design, build, and operate applications and infrastructure that supports millions of weekly logins and media uploads.
Areas of expertise:

  • API development
  • Media processing, streaming, and storage
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Serverless, Cloud Native, and Event-Driven Architecture
  • IoT device management
  • Product management, roadmap definition, managing cross-org projects, hiring and developing talent

January 2021 - Present

Senior Software Engineer

GoPro - San Francisco, CA

  • Build media processing, storing and streaming pipeline with in-house transcoding.
  • Build machine learning based auto-edit functionality.
  • Design and implement user and cloud-to-device communication, authentication, management and administration microservice based APIs that work with a variety of GoPro devices.
  • Design GoPro's Live Streaming platform and features such as Two Factor Authentication.
  • Build containerized applications using technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Sidekiq, GoLang, Redis, ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL databases.
  • Extensive experience with AWS Stack.
  • Project manage multiple teams.
  • Conduct interviews, expand engineering teams and mentor new hires.
  • Member of GoPro Cybersecurity Counsel.

July 2017 - January 2021

Software Engineer

Cratebind - Dallas, TX

Full stack software engineer using technologies such as Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, and PostgreSQL to build highly secure, robust, and scalable web applications.

2015 - 2017


Southern Methodist University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science - Software Engineering Track

GPA: 3.8/4.0
Member: Hilltop Scholars Residential Honors Community

2013 - 2017


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Project Management
  • Hiring and mentorship
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Distributed System Design


  • Amazon Web Services Security Operations