Ákos Muráti

Cloud Architect and Principal Engineer

I'm a seasoned consultant, architect and principal engineer with over 15 years of experience. By day, I thrive in helping organizations to be more productive and deliver high value innovative solutions that empower people to unlock the full potential of cloud technology. By night, I'm on a mission to develop free and accessible software for culture, and education.
Beyond my professional journey, I find joy in being a dedicated dad and an avid world traveler.


Work and Project Experience

  • January 2022 - April 2023

    Xero Limited - Remote

    Principal Consultant

    Consulted Xero's executive leadership to develop our technology strategy and organisational transformation for modernising at pace.

  • September 2019 - December 2021

    Xero Limited - Remote

    Principal Engineer, Productivity

    Empowered the engineering productivity division to help Xero become one of the most sustainably excellent software engineering company in the world.

  • December 2018 - October 2019

    Xero Limited

    Lead Portfolio Architect

    Established a cross-regional Product Architecture team for the Accounting and Global Services product portfolio. Shaped Xero's future architecture vision to enable us to become the business platform of the future for small businesses, their partners and advisors in the cloud.

  • February 2017 - December 2018

    Xero Limited

    Cloud Infrastructure Architect

    Consult, help, influence and represent Small Business Product Groups to align Xero's infrastructure architecture in order to provide a modern, robust and highly scalable hosting platform for docker containers and serverless applications.

    Designed and developed hosting solutions on AWS ECS, Lambda and API Gateway via Terraform, Cloudformation and serverless.com templates.

  • January 2015 - February 2017

    Xero Limited

    Senior Cloud Automation Engineer - DevOps

    Developed infrastructure-as-code with CI/CD pipelines to host Xero's first cloud platform on AWS in order to scale for our first million customers.

    Implemented an EC2 based web-hosting platform with custom Chef and DSC configurations by bakings AMIs and by deploying with CloudFormation stacks and AWS CodeDeploy.

    Planned and migrated the majority of Xero's production services from our legacy Rackspace platform to AWS.

  • August 2013 - November 2014

    Morgan Stanley

    UCC Lead Engineer

    Became a lead engineer and established a local team of 5 to align the Firm’s unified communication strategy in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Lead custom development projects for Microsoft Lync 2013 and Cisco telephony infrastructure.

  • December 2011 - July 2013

    Morgan Stanley

    Platform Engineer

    Developed enterprise scale web services, websites and cloud based configuration solutions to manage our global virtual application, desktop and server infrastructure. As a subject matter expert I also provided technical consultation, internal trainings, and led service introductions and handovers for EU and Asia.

  • July 2008 - June 2010

    HP Software Solutions

    HP Software Specialist, Pre-Sales consultant

    Provided technical consultancy and delivered various ITIL based ITSM introduction and integration projects for local enterprise customers.

Education and Certifications

  • Certifications

    AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services
    Agile Certified Professional - ICAgile certification
    ITIL v3 Foundation - Exin Certification
    AWS Machine Learning Essentials - LinkedIn learning

  • Independent Courseworks

    Startup Engineering - Stanford University (edX)
    Lean and Agile Enterprise Architecture - Pluralsight
    Introduction to Operations Management - Coursera
    Software-as-a-Service - Cloud Engineering - Berkeley (edX)
    Critical Perspectives on Management - IE Business School (edX)

  • January 2014 - August 2014

    EI Leadership Accelerator Program

    Morgan Stanley - Enterprise Infrastructure - Budapest

  • March 2011 - November 2011

    Morgan Stanley Technology Analyst Program

    Infrastructure Track - New York

    Gained deep knowledge in networking, operating systems, storage, web- and database technologies, as well as in plant management, advanced scripting, automation and development as a graduate of the New York Technology Analyst Program.

  • September 2004 - June 2010

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics

    Masters of Science

    Computer Science & Technical Informatics
    Completed graduation from Budapest University of Technology and specialized in Media Informatics at BME Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics.

Get in touch

I am available to be contacted on LinkedIn