I assume everyone in here works in the tech field or in some capacity a role interfacing with tech. Just curious on how everyone got started and the path they took to get where they are at now. I’d like to also know what your short-term and long-term goals are? Even if you’re not in tech career.
I’ll start off…
Current job: Systems engineer
Previous position 4: Cloud Engineer
Previous position 3: IT Support Specialist
Previous position 2: NOC Engineer (intern)
Previous position 1: IT Analyst/Sysadmin (intern)
I started of as an intern doing sysadmin type work and then my next internship landed me a role working at a NOC of a very big technology company. I then got a role doing standard IT support for an MSP. This was much harder even though it was your standard desktop support job with some system administration work sprinkled in. I was the only onsite IT personnel and traveling to customer sites in Boston is a HUGE pain in the rear.
Thankfully I didn’t stay for very long and got out after little bit over my 1 year mark. The cloud engineer position was great and expanded my knowledge in AWS/Azure and scripting and programming! It felt a lot like my NOC internship (in terms of culture – super laidback) because the director at the company was my manager at the big technology company where I was an intern. Like all good things, it doesn’t last, I felt like I was stagnating career-wise and need to grow professionally which is why I took a system engineer role.
This cybersecurity company has me managing and automating deployments into the cloud and improving monitoring best practices. My goal for the future is to land an SRE role.