Russell de Pina is a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft working in Azure Core team responsible for building the core services of the Azure cloud.
Russell has enjoyed a fruitful engineering career spanning over 40 years. Russell joined Microsoft in 2021. Prior to this, Russell worked at AWS, where he helped General Electric launch their Motor Health Management service in 2020. In addition, Russell created TraceableLive, a SaaS platform for connected environmental measurement devices. Launched in 2016, TraceableLive was acquired by Antilya Scientific in 2017 only 18 months after launch, and serves as the backbone for its connected products business to this day. Russell has contributed to standards efforts, receiving a Significant Contributor Award from the Electronics Industries Association for his work on the Electronic Design Interchange Format (EDIF) standard ANSI/EIA-548-1988.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. He holds patents for work in testing field programmable logic devices.