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Today, we talked to Ewere Diagboya, who is Head of Infrastructure & Security at Seamfix Nigeria Limited, and works in Lagos, Nigeria!
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Now, without further ado…. Let’s hear Ewere‘s story!
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Thanks for chatting with us, Ewere! So, what’s your job title, and where do you work?
Head of Infrastructure & Security at Seamfix Nigeria Limited.
And how long have you been doing that job?
5 years, but in industry for 15.
What do you do for your job? Can you describe it to me in a way my 85 year old grandma can understand?
I am a DevOps and Cloud Engineer, I work for Seamfix a company that specializes in data digitization. My role at my company is to ensure that the services we offer to our customer gives our customers and clients the best experiences when they use it and ensure they get the best speed when using the companies solutions.
I also help to company to expand capacity with new and more clients come to use our services.
What’s your educational and career backgrounds?
I have a Bachelor’s in Production Engineering. I have been working in tech roles for the past 10 years since college days. I started as a software developer building desktop and web apps. Then over time I took an interest in DevOps and Cloud Computing and switched career path.
Where are you based? Is your job remote or onsite?
I am based in Lagos, Nigeria. My work is 90% onsite and 10% remote.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself?
When I am not on my laptop trying to fix a production issue or help a business expand and grow technologically. I love writing articles, poems and stories.
Which Cloud Platform(s) do you work with? How many years?
I have been working with AWS for 5 years now.
Do you have any certifications?
AWS Business Professional
Did the certifications help you get your current or past jobs?
Certifications can get you a job. But practical knowledge and experience will keep you on the job.
What got you into the Cloud?
My Senior colleague then, at my first place of work, his name is Samuel.
How do you use Cloud Computing in your day to day?
I set up, secure and scale the different applications and services of the company where I work. I also research on new services and see how they can be tied to business goals of the organization I work.
What do you think is the most exciting thing about Cloud Computing?
The “infinite” elasticity, the ability to think of something try it and destroy it within minutes. The scale at which it is delivering new types of computing; AI, ML and Quantum Computing.
What do you think is the most frustrating thing about Cloud Computing?
Sometimes having to learn and keep up with new services can be a double-edged sword, exciting and draining at the same time.
What’s the most fun you’ve had with the Cloud?
Having to take the role of a Data Engineer for a few months to be able to use new tools I was not so accustomed to.
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What’s one thing you wish you’d known when you started working with Cloud Computing?
I was fortunate to have a background in Networking, Programming and Operating Systems, so getting into Cloud Computing was more like icing on the cake for me.
What are your favorite resources to learn about the Cloud?
Machine Learning and AI Services, Data Engineering Services and Tools.
What advice can you give to someone who is considering learning about Cloud Computing to begin a career in the Cloud?
Like I mentioned earlier, I had background knowledge in Networking, Programming and Operating Systems. It pays a lot to go back to first principles and understand these basics. So when you get into Cloud Computing you can soar higher and not struggle so much.
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I really liked the quote, “Certifications can get you a job. But practical knowledge and experience will keep you on the job”! So true! Thanks so much for letting us interview you, Ewere!
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