Owen Klaiss

Information and Communications Technology, Computer Science, Internet of Things and the web are my passions.
Current Senior Software Engineer at GoPro building high performance cloud backend systems with complex, multi-nodal interactions that support tens of thousands of simultaneous users.


Senior Software Engineer

GoPro - San Francisco, CA

Senior Software Engineer at GoPro. Building scalable and highly-available cloud based systems and delivering on deadline-driven projects.

  • Design and implement user and cloud-to-device communication, authentication, management and administration microservice based APIs that work with a variety of GoPro devices. Facilitated successful launches of Hero6, Hero7, Hero8, Max cameras.
  • Build media processing, storing and streaming pipeline with in-house transcoding.
  • Design and launched 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 - Present

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.

October 2015 - October 2016

Software Engineering Intern

GoPro - San Francisco, CA
May 2016 - August 2016
May 2015 - August 2015


Southern Methodist University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science - Software Engineering Track

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

August 2013 - May 2017

Sacred Heart Preparatory High School

August 2009 - May 2013


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


  • Amazon Web Services Security Operations Training