Hector Castro

Vice President of Engineering

Hector Castro is a Vice President of Engineering and Technical Lead for the Operations Team at Azavea. He oversees engineering strategies across teams to ensure the reliability and resilience of Azavea products.

Previously, Hector was a Developer Advocate at Basho Technologies, the sponsors of Riak, an open-source distributed database. There he built tooling to support Riak for projects like Docker, Datomic, Chef, Ansible, and Vagrant. Prior to that, he was a Software Engineer at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), where he worked on enabling full-text search for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. He also co-organized Philly DevOps, a DevOps user group in Philadelphia. Hector graduated with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Temple University.

Outside of work, Hector enjoys eating delicious food, assembling good analogies, and reciting quotes from HBO’s The Wire.