Becoming a Briklayer

This month saw me start a new chapter in my career, as a DevOps Sales Engineer at Rubrik. This is an exciting leap from me, moving from the channel into vendorland, and to a company which is changing the market in data management.

Rubrik’s approach to product development, being API first, and rooted in a modern distributed systems approach, is evident when using their products, and this was hugely attractive to me as a consumer. The API has truly full coverage, is simple, consistent, and well documented. Despite the number of software and hardware companies promoting themselves as modern and API first, using Rubrik in a POC I did earlier this year was truly a breath of fresh air.

This is my first foray into both a sales organisation, and to a vendor, but my feeling is that it will open my mind to the wider IT industry, and give me some great opportunities to not only see how the sausage is made, but also how to sell sausages (as a vegetarian, I should note that the sausages in this analogy are made from a soya derivative).

The last few years for me have been a fast paced journey through systems engineering and automation, product development, and learning and implementing modern software engineering and delivery processes both on-premises and in the cloud, and these skills should come in very useful in my new role helping customers and potential customers to realise the possibilities that a platform that enables end-to-end systems automation can deliver, and spreading the good word.

You can see more of the latest of what Rubrik are doing from their appearance at Cloud Field Day 2 a couple of weeks ago:

There is also a raft of the kind of DevOps things my new team work on available at the following GitHub repositories:

https://github.com/rubrikinc

https://github.com/rubrik-devops