Michael Palmer

Software engineer, AWS fanatic, Network enthusiest


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  • Name: Michael Palmer
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Undergrad: Georgia Southern University
  • Graduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Position: Staff Software Engineer
  • Company: GE

Hi, my name is Michael Palmer.

I am a Computer Science graduate who is determined to keep learning about new concepts within the technology industry. I thoroughly enjoy using Amazon Web Services and other cloud technologies. During my undergrad, I did three separate internships at BMW Manufacturing and The Home Depot. After leaving those internships, I found meaningful work near school at Morris Technology, where I worked part-time until graduation, at which time I moved up to a full-time role. In March 2018, I moved back home to Atlanta to take a position with GE, diving deeper into AWS. Just after a year, I moved up to a software engineering position on GE's cloud engineering team.


I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. In May 2021, I graduated from the Online Master of Science of Computer Science program at Georgia Tech.


In collaboration with Amazon Web Services, I recorded a video discussing how GE switched off of hardware MFA tokens and went completely virtual. In November 2021, I will be co-presenting a session (NET305) at AWS's annual re:Invent conference detailing how GE utilizes NetDevOps.

Open-Source Projects

Amazon Web Services


  • July 2021

    GE: Staff Software Engineer

    I was promoted within the GE Cloud Hosting Team

  • May 2021

    Completed graduate school at Georgia Tech

    I completed my Master of Science in Computer Science.

  • May 2019

    GE: Senior Software Engineer

    I moved up to a position on GE's cloud team.

  • March 2018

    GE: Enterprise Application Engineer

    I moved back to Atlanta to dive further into Amazon Web Services.

  • August 2017

    Started graduate school at Georgia Tech

    I started the OMSCS program.

  • May 2017

    Undergraduate Graduation

    I got my degree and graduated with honors

  • October 2016

    Morris Technology: Senior Solutions Developer

    I moved up to a full-time role and began advancing some of the company's infrastructure and tools.

  • August 2016

    Morris Technology: Junior Solutions Developer - Team Lead

    I returned once again back to school and Morris Technology, but this time I took on a new leadership role.

  • May 2016 - August 2016

    The Home Depot: IT Intern

    I took a break from my part-time job and went to my final internship at a new company in order to gain perspective of how differing IT companies worked.

  • January 2016

    Morris Technology: Junior Solutions Developer

    I returned to school and started a part-time job that would end up impacting my life more than I could know.

  • May 2015 - December 2015

    BMW Manufacturing: Internship #2

    I returned to BMW for a second internship with a new team in which I functioned as if I was a full-time employee.

  • January 2014 - August 2014

    BMW Manufacturing: Internship #1

    During my first internship, I learned what it was really like to be out in the real world and developed my professional skillset.


BMW Manufacturing

My first two internships were at BMW Manufacturing in Greenville, SC.

The Home Depot

My third and final internship was with The Home Depot in Marietta, GA.

Morris Technology

While at school, I worked part-time at Morris Technology, eventually moving up to full-time.

General Electric

I went all in on becoming a cloud-focused software engineer.