Emiliano Bonilla, Distributed Systems Developer in Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Emiliano Bonilla

Distributed Systems Developer in Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Member since April 4, 2022
Emiliano is a data engineer with expertise in distributed storage and event streaming systems. He's architected an aerospace-grade data acquisition, storage, and visualization system for petabytes of launch telemetry. Emiliano is focused on writing well-tested and clearly documented code that minimizes system complexity and technical debt.
Emiliano is now available for hire


  • Firefly Aerospace
    Go, Python, React, Redux, D3.js, Electron, CockroachDB, Kubernetes, Minio...
  • BorgWarner
    CAD, Manufacturing, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), ANSYS



Ann Arbor, MI, United States



Preferred Environment

Linux, Kubernetes, GoLand, Visual Studio Code, Go, PostgreSQL

The most amazing...

...system I've built is a Raft consensus algorithm replicated time series database capable of ingesting over thirty million samples per second.


  • Data Engineer

    2020 - 2022
    Firefly Aerospace
    • Architected for petabyte scale data storage, analytics, and visualization for a platform built using Go, CockroachDB, Minio, React, and Redux.
    • Led multi-site containerization effort with Kubernetes (VMware Tanzu), including implementing CI/CD pipelines using Argo CD, Tekton, Harbor, and Helm.
    • Built WebAssembly and Electron-powered tools for performant analysis of vehicle telemetry.
    Technologies: Go, Python, React, Redux, D3.js, Electron, CockroachDB, Kubernetes, Minio, Django
  • System Integration Engineer

    2019 - 2021
    • Led the conceptualization, design, manufacturing, and testing of a modular autonomous vehicle prototype.
    • Specialized in system integration and automotive powertrain design,. gearbox stress, and wear analysis. Worked on geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) and automotive standards and regulations.
    • Used Lean methodology to optimize the design and manufacturing process, focusing on reducing waste while promoting innovation.
    Technologies: CAD, Manufacturing, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), ANSYS


  • Arya Core

    Arya Core is a high-performance time-series engine I created capable of writing 30 million samples per second on commodity hardware. It is built using Go, Minio, and gRPC. It runs as a set of homogeneous nodes that join together to form a cluster. Each node can read data from and send commands to data acquisition hardware, persist telemetry to storage, and distribute it to other nodes. The cluster exposes itself as a single data space, allowing users to query telemetry from anywhere in the cluster by connecting to a single node. Through this connection, a client can process real-time telemetry streams, perform closed-loop control, and query large quantities of historical data efficiently.

  • Redux Wake

    Developed a Redux state synchronization and declarative window management library for Electron apps. Allows users to maintain a single source of truth across multiple Node.js processes and fork new processes with ease.

  • Caesium

    Built an asynchronous, high throughput key value store for time series data. Caesium is embeddable into any Go program, and includes a concurrency friendly API for transferring large volumes of device data across a network.


  • Languages

    Go, TypeScript, Python, C++
  • Frameworks

    Django, Redux
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD), Database Design
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Platforms

    Docker, Kubernetes
  • Storage

  • Tools

  • Other

    Distributed Systems


  • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering
    2019 - 2022
    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

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