I’m an IT technical manager with 16 years experience in the architecture, development, and operation of globally-distributed Big Data and Compute services.
I'm currently based in Geneva working at CERN providing IT services for the Large Hadron Collider high-energy physics experiments.
My passion is using software and technology to solve problems and make reliable services that can scale to the needs of our users.
I’ve led successful IT software development and operations teams for critical services supporting the global CERN LHC computing challenge
I’ve developed the global data transfer architecture for LHC computing and recently led the team that rearchitected the system and tools we use to manage all the computing services at CERN
I’ve been responsible for both the Petabyte scale global data transfer network for the LHC computing grid and the primary compute facility for the LHC at CERN
I enjoy the challenge of running reliable services that can scale up to the needs of our users. Problem-solving is the core of what I enjoy at work
I’ve written lots of software and services (mostly Python, Go and Java) and I like to use software to solve problems
Well… experimental particle physicist in a previous life. I love to measure and analyse stuff, and apply this analytical approach to my work
Gavin McCance © 2017
Picture: Higgs Boson candidate, CMS Collaboration © 2012