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Three words describe his role:  challenging, motivating, and innovative.

Be open-minded and willing to try new things. Be bold, and don’t be afraid of trying new things, that’s the nature of this work. We need to try things and test things. Don’t be afraid of failing, we see it as a learning opportunity. 


Podcast: the Kubernetes podcast, it’s a great knowledge source 

Books: Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Gene Kim

The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis

Meet Joan! His first jobs were focused on network engineering and later system administration. After several years he decided to do his final pivoting and go back to his roots and focus on scalable systems. He started searching for new jobs and found something that was focused on cloud and distributed systems.  In the past two years, he managed to build the Infrastructure team from scratch and re-architected BlueLabs’ infrastructure. 

His daily tasks consist of planning, supporting the team, and doing hands-on work. He always makes sure that his team is using the best technology and maintains an open mind when it comes to different tools and solutions.  

Currently, they are focusing on disaster recovery strategies to ensure that BlueLabs can easily recover from any possible incident and progressive delivery, to deploy faster and with less risk. Next steps? They’ll be working soon on ephemeral environments that can be used for developments or end-to-end testing, enhancing security in both the infrastructure and platform domains and evaluating other database solutions that allow us to scale faster and better.

Working at BlueLabs is being a part of an amazing team, not having any blockers, and having full freedom to perform. He finds it exciting and motivating. He lists planning as one of his daily challenges. He is working on future-proofing the architecture since it’s important to spend time preventing problems, not necessarily solving them.  

Over the next couple of years, he would like BlueLabs to grow organically (not like crazy) and reach a point where infrastructure is truly resilient and cost-effective, independent of how big the team and the infrastructure is.