As we sail past 500 petabytes of data stored, our Operations Department continues to grow. To that end we’ve added a brand new member to our Operations and Engineering teams, Alex! He straddles the line between Ops and Engineering, working on both internal and external systems, making sure they run smoothly. Lets learn a bit more about Alex, shall we?
What is your Backblaze Title?
Where are you originally from?
What attracted you to Backblaze?
The company mission and overall transparency really appealed to me. It was a great opportunity to work in an environment that aligned with my core values.
What do you expect to learn while being at Backblaze?
I expect to learn more about modern cloud technologies and data center deployments.
Where else have you worked?
I worked at a startup called Cleversafe out of college which was later acquired by IBM.
Where did you go to school?
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What’s your dream job?
NHL general manager.
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
The Cinque Terre. It’s a set of small towns along the Italian Riviera that has great hiking.
Of what achievement are you most proud?
Graduating college with two engineering degrees.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Why do you like certain things?
Life’s too short not to like certain things.
Cinque Terre is definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth, as long as you don’t visit on a foggy day. If you happen to find the perfect NHL job, we’ll understand. Oh, and thanks for bringing Cosmo to the office on occasion. Welcome aboard!