Dillon TenBrink

Explorer - Engineer - Enthusastic Leader

A versatile technology leader with a diverse background leading and directing large-scale teams, technology deployments, design efforts, product management, vendor partnerships, and solution delivery.


Recent Experience & Projects

Distinguished Engineer

The Home Depot

Responsible for technology strategy, planning, delivery, and associate development across multiple technology domains for the world’s largest home improvement retailer.

  • Cross-functional leader for the creation of strategic roadmaps, development of team deliverables, and a key provider of guidance for annual strategic planning processes. Established code-based architecture review and architectural decision documentation strategies, with integration into infrastructure-as-code automations.
  • Introduced and championed the adoption of agile practices, modern cloud-friendly application development, and automated deployment to software engineering teams.
  • Implemented platform-as-a-service and container deployment capabilities across private and public clouds (Google and Azure) to increase developer productivity and reduce time to deployment.
  • Led the development of an infrastructure data strategy, the creation of a consolidated service catalog, and a data solutions practice to assist software engineering teams to engage with infrastructure solutions easily.
  • Led engineering teams in the strategy, design, and deployment of Kubernetes and modern edge services across 2300+ edge locations.
  • Enabled the shift to a mobile workforce through the deployment and adoption of modern communication tools including internal podcasts, engineering blogs, video recordings, interview sessions, happy-hour events, and internal social media tools.
  • Led internal giving campaign in 2018, with record participation and funding. Leader of local Austin stand-alone and cross-site recognition events. Represented The Home Depot at local chamber and community events.
2011 - Today

Systems Engineering Lead

Standard Insurance Company

Development of infrastructure technology strategy and architecture. Engineering leadership for core data center and business technologies. Managed annual strategy and priorities for engineering teams. Negotiated enterprise software agreements.

2007 - 2011

PacifiCorp

Lead Engineer

PLead engineer for core business and technology systems across 6-state western utility and electric grid operator. Architect and administrator of Exchange, Active Directory, Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, and SharePoint systems.

2002 - 2007

Giving Back

Running with a Purpose

Organization for Autism Research - 2021 New York City Marathon

After participating in marathons around the world, I wanted to find a way to give my running purpose and impact beyond just self-accomplishments. I wanted to partner with an organization that works to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it. That's where the Organization for Autism Research comes in.

1 in 54 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism, some early in life and some much later. With your donation, you will be supporting a broad community through OAR’s mission. They help to fund research and create resources that help people with autism and their families across all ages and spectrum types.

Your donation will be used to help teachers work with spectrum children, engage with first responders to ensure safe care, assist in life-long support for job training and hiring resources, and will fund research grants and scholarships at top colleges.

Building Communities

Austin Habitat for Humanity

A long-time partner with Austin Habitat for Humanity, I have had the opportunity to help families realize their dreams of security and stability. Through sponsorship, fundraising, and sweat equity, I have been on more than 10 home builds as part of The Home Depot crew and independent volunteering. This is one of my favorite ways to give back, as the help you provide is direct, impactful, and immediate.


Explorations

Flying

FAA Private Pilot

Running

10-time marathon runner


Contact Me

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