Steven Czerwinski is the cofounder and head of engineering at Scalyr. Prior to Scalyr, he spent 8 years at Google, specializing in building distributed database systems for consumer apps. He was the backend tech lead for Picasa Web Albums, Tech Lead for Cosmo, and Tech Lead to Stratus, the replacement for Cosmo driving further unification including Google Plus. Prior to Google, Steven was in the PhD program at UC Berkeley specializing in distributed and mobile systems. He successfully defended his dissertation, but left ABD to start his job at Google.