Remember how I said I’m back? That also includes a new gig leading DevOps efforts at StockX, a new e-commerce platform changing the way people interact with secondary markets.

StockX aims to provide a brand new buying and selling experience for the exact same secondary markets served by the likes of Ebay…with two core differences: Verification of products and a live bid/ask (stock) market for all items. This system is applied to high demand products usually with small supply i.e. limited edition sneakers, designer watches, etc. You can learn more about how it works here.

In this new role, I will be optimizing both our current DevOps practices while ensuring we’re making scalable infrastructure decisions as we architect the next evolution of the platform. Efforts around mircroservices, containerization, CI/CD, Kubernetes, and other Cloud related technologies are being bolstered by my team over the coming months. Being as small as it is, StockX is still rapidly changing and growing which makes these challenges all the more exciting!

Personally, I’ve grown immensely through this migration to a smaller company with grown-up needs. I’ve quickly adapted to understand the big pain points, strained communication, and core problems at the forefront of everyones minds. My team is at the helm of laying the foundation for safe progression of code committals all the way through efficient deployment to production cloud resources.

Being out of Detroit, MI, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting tons of new people with a strong passion for what they do and the courage to take risks, accept failure, and move forward swiftly. I’m exceptionally confident this will be a terrific place to grow!

Most certainly keep an eye out for writings around the challenges we face and our approach to building a resiliently exceptional e-commerce focused stock market of things!

Mario Loria is a builder of diverse infrastructure with modern workloads on both bare-metal and cloud platforms. He's traversed roles in system administration, network engineering, and DevOps. You can learn more about him here.