Michael D. Metral

Masters of Engineering - Computer Science - 2007

Bachelors of Science - Computer Science - 2006

Mike is a Chief Architect at CoreOS in the Field Engineering organization. His work includes a mix of Customer Enablement with Forbes Global 2000 enterprises, R&D, and Product Engineering across the CoreOS Container Linux & Tectonic (Kubernetes) stack.

He is an active Kubernetes community member, contributor, and has served as a reviewer on the Program Committee for CloudNativeCon + KubeCon in the EU 2017 and US 2017 conferences.

Prior to CoreOS, Mike was a Product Architect at Rackspace in the Private Cloud Product organization. There he lead the R&D efforts around design, technology & strategy in the container space & ecosystem and was a member of Rackspace's Container Leadership team, where they were responsible for architecting & building out the container product offerings.

Mike originally joined Rackspace in 2012 as a Solutions Architect with the intent of helping Openstack become the open standard for cloud management. At Rackspace, Mike has led the integration effort with strategic partner Rightscale, aided in the assessment, development, and evolution of Rackspace Private Cloud, as well as served as the Chief Architect of the Service Provider Program.

Prior to joining Rackspace, Mike held senior technical roles at Sandia National Laboratories, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, performing R&D work in the Cyber Security space, with regards to distributed systems, cloud and mobile computing.

Mike is interested in technical work within the fields of cloud computing, virtualization, containers, low-level system components and mobile devices. Mike also holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from The University of Miami (Miami, Florida).


  • Resume, Last modified in Aug. 2015


  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator

  • - Certificate ID:  CKA-1700-0011-0100
    - Last Name:  Metral   (proper case required)
    - Valid Thru:  Sept. 2019
    Last modified on Sept. 2017 by Mike Metral