Benjamin Bütikofer is the Head of Platform Services at the Swi ss online marketplace Ricardo. He started working in the systems administration space in 1999. He worked in datacenters, managed Unix mainframes, and was a Linux admin. After an excursion into Software Development and via an acquisition he ended up at Microsoft. At Microsoft he built his first team of Site Reliability Engineers.
From 2017 to 2020 did an overland trip through North and South America with his wife and their dog. This journey has greatly influenced his approach to team building.