Career Q&A with Jungle Disk's DevOps Engineer Rain Avila

This Q&A series is for those dipping their toes in the idea of working in a DevOps role! Learn what it's like from Paul, in an earlier post, or Rain, below!

Question: What is your specific role on the DevOps team at Jungle Disk? What are your main duties in that role at Jungle Disk?

Answer: By title I am a DevOps Engineer, my day-to-day responsibilities can be summarized as researching tools and technologies to either automate manual tasks or implementing new tools to improve existing workflows.

Q: How did you get to this position? What advice would you give someone who would like to work in a similar position?

A: I’ve always enjoyed working with computers. I started out working in support and voluntarily took responsibility of any issues that were challenging. The kind of issues nobody else wanted to work, I chose to work.

Q: Do you have any technology or security certifications?

A: I have a Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification through the Linux Foundation and a Professional Cloud Architect certification through Google.

Q: What’s your favorite technology tool to use on a daily basis? Why?

A: Currently having a lot of fun with Google Cloud Platform and looking at ways to use serverless offerings to modernize some of our legacy tools.

Q: What projects are you currently working on?

A: Too many. It can be summarized as implementing CI/CD systems or processes across various parts of our environment. Currently looking to implement this for SafetyNet and TeamPassword.

Q: What is a new or up and coming technology, tool or opensource project that you are most excited about?

A: Spinnaker looks fun.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: The volatility. There’s always something new to learn.

Q: What is something you wished more people knew about DevOps?

A: It’s very rewarding to turn manual processes into automated processes.

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