Owen Klaiss

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


Software Engineer

GoPro - San Francisco, CA

Backend engineer working on Identity and Edge Services

  • Design and implement user and cloud-to-device communication, authentication, management and administration microservices that work with a variety of GoPro devices.
  • Provide extensive API functionality for multiple external consumers with dissimilar and unique needs (different platforms, languages and development cycles).
  • Developed and launched features such as Two Factor Authentication, Smart Firmware and Multi-Region Hosting
  • Build containerized applications using technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Sidekiq, Go, Redis, and Postgresql.
  • Increase performance and reliability of GoPro applications through rigorous load testing.
  • Extensive experience with AWS ECS, EC2, Lambda, RDS, DynamoDB, S3, SNS, SQS, Cloudwatch, etc.
  • Member of GoPro Cybersecurity Counsel

July 2017 - Present

Associate Software Engineer

GoPro - San Francisco, CA
July 2017 - February 2018

Web Developer

Cratebind - Dallas, TX

Full stack developer 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
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Distributed System Design


  • Amazon Web Services Security Operations Training