Tom Wanielista

Infrastructure Engineering

I am currently an Infrastructure Engineer at Lyft.

At Simple, I lead our Infrastructure Engineering team during our transition to Kubernetes. I wrote provisioning tools and automation systems for our AWS-based infrastructure.


I was one of the first engineers working on Simple's iOS app from 2011-2013. Notably, I worked closely on the design of Simple's Goals for iPhone feature.

Open Source

I wrote a Sensu Transport for AWS SQS. Simple has been using it for years with no issue.

I've also made small contributions to other open source projects on Github. That can be found here:


Most recently I co-spoke at EnvoyCon 2019 about my work on the Envoy mesh at Lyft.

I have written a blog post and guest-spoke at an Amazon re:Invent talk on our experiences at Simple managing our infrastructure as code.


New York University, B.A. in Computer Science


While working on Simple's iOS app, my team and I patented a simple mechanism to securely discover accountholders and transfer funds in an untrusted wireless network.