Michael Lombardi

Software Engineer and Humane IT Proponent



Software Engineer whose primary goal is to be a force multiplier for organizations and communities by documenting, mentoring, and working to continuously improve processes and tooling.



09/2017 - Present

Software Engineer

Software Engineer on the Windows team, responsible for development and maintenance of projects including all supported modules which manage resources on Windows and the Visual Studio Code Puppet extension. Also acted as a advocate for DevOps practices, opens source workflows, agile processes, testing, Windows users, and automation by speaking, writing, and participating in community events.

  • Implemented the POC for the Windows controller of Puppet Discovery


06/2016 - 09/2017

Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer on the Automation and Monitoring Team within the Infrastructure Services organization. Responsible for cross-platform automation tool development and implementation, documentation, and mentoring.

  • Developed, documented and maintained a PowerShell module for single-sign-on across multiple domains


11/2015 - 06/2016

Associate System Administrator

Windows Systems Administrator with responsibilities including the installation, configuration, maintenance, administration, and customization of server systems to the specifications of the Department of Defense. Additional duties included the writing/maintenance of PowerShell tooling for the operations team.

Harris IT Services

02/2013 - 10/2015

System Administrator

Monitored and maintained an enterprise server network in two geographic locations. Responsible for fail-over coordination and support of 8 enclaves, meeting suspense of DISA IAVM and STIG requirements, creating and implementing of PKI Certs and Firewall Mods.

  • Performed migration of Windows Server Architecture from 2003 to 2008R2
  • Wrote and documented Powershell Modules for system Auditing, Maintenance, Orchestration, Documentation, and Utility


01/2012 - 01/2013


Intern position with SDDC. Responsible for work supporting the Common Development Environment, including documentation, customer support, and planning. Supported DIACAP accreditation and system requirements documentation.


Co-Founder / Organizer

The St. Louis PowerShell User Group (STLPSUG) is a community organization for Systems Administrators, Developers, Engineers, Help Desk Technicians - anyone and everyone whose day-to-day life and productivity can be improved by the use of PowerShell. The focus of this organization is building a strong and helpful community around best practices and continual improvement of skill sets and knowledge base. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers, script sharing, demos, presentations, and deep dives.

  • Organizer and frequent presenter


08/2018 - Present
Co-Organizer / Co-Host

The PowerShell Power Hour is a community platform where various members of the community submit and present short 'Lightning' talks every month for other community members to watch and provide feedback on. This platform is a low-pressure and low-stress way for members of the community to share with each other and practice their public speaking or pitch longer talks.

  • Organize, curate content, and cohost
  • Provide feedback for speakers and talk submissions


03/2017 - Present
Founder / Host

ChatterOps is a community show where we invite a couple of primary guests, ask them questions, then open things up to the community for interaction.

  • Founder and episode host