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Individual Member Profile


Graham Hayes

Date Joined
August 26, 2013



Statement of Interest

Upstream Software Engineer


Graham is the PTL of Designate.

Graham worked previously as part of the DNSaaS team in HP Helion, and the DNSaaS team in HP Public Cloud before that. As part of this team he was responsible for operating a publicly accessible deployment of Designate, while working on new features for Designate, and developing a Designate in a box product for private cloud use.

Graham then worked on the Kubernetes HA, Scale and Performance Team at SUSE.

He is now working for Verizon Wireless as a DMTS, working on upstream projects.

He has been working on Designate for over four years, and previously has experience in both startup and enterprise software development.

  • Microsoft - From 2019-02-18 (Current)
  • Verizon Cloud Platform VCP - Verizon Wireless - From 2017-09-01 To 2019-02-08
  • SUSE - From 2017-03-27 To 2017-08-31
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise - From 2013-08-26 To 2017-03-09


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: DNS service (Designate),Ansible playbooks and roles for deployment (OpenStackAnsible)

OpenStack Summit Presentations
  • Designate Ops + User Feedback
  • Designate - Project Update
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