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Configure Team

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For an understanding of where this team is going take a look at the product vision.

As a member of the Ops Section you may also like to understand our overall vision.


The Configure team is responsible for developing Ops focused features of GitLab that relate to the "Configuration" and "Operations" stages of the DevOps lifecycle. These refer to configuration of infrastructure as well as running applications that are deployed via GitLab.

This team is currently building out more features for our Kubernetes integration including the Auto DevOps feature set and making it easier for GitLab users to make the most of Kubernetes and DevOps best practices.

As per the product categories this team will also be responsible for building out new feature sets that will allow GitLab users to easily make use of the following modern DevOps practices:

We work collaboratively and transparently and we will contribute as much of our work as possible back to the open source community.

Team Members

The following people are permanent members of the Configure Team:

Person Role
Dylan Griffith Engineering Manager, Configure
Thong Kuah Senior Backend Engineer, Configure
James Fargher Senior Backend Engineer, Configure
Hordur Freyr Yngvason Backend Engineer, Configure
João Cunha Backend Engineer, Configure
Tiger Watson Senior Backend Engineer, Configure

Stable Counterparts

The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:

Person Role
Jean du Plessis Frontend Engineering Manager, Configure
Taurie Davis Staff Product Designer, Configure
Ahmad Sherif Site Reliability Engineer, Manage, Monitor & Configure
Mike Greiling Senior Frontend Engineer, Configure
Daniel Gruesso Product Manager, Configure:Auto DevOps & Kubernetes
Dan Davison Senior Test Automation Engineer, Configure
Evan Read Senior Technical Writer, Manage, Verify, Configure, Growth
Jacques Erasmus Frontend Engineer, Configure
Enrique Alcántara Senior Frontend Engineer, Configure
Viktor Nagy Senior Product Manager, Configure:Serverless Group
Maria Vrachni Product Designer, Configure

How to work with us

How to contribute to Auto DevOps

Read our specific GDK instructions on how to develop features for Auto DevOps.