Both of these were true and very high level. I have been responsible for Facebook’s Altoona Iowa Data Center on the Site Operations Team. I’m a server nerd at heart and make sure that Facebook, Instagram and the other properties can be served up to connect the world. This is a challenging position and one that requires technical skill, strong partnership and influencing skills, and to build out a great team to be truly successful in what we do.
7 Year Itch
I’m not sure what it is, but around 7 years in my career, its time for a change. I was at Solinus/Hostmail/Mailfoundy for 6.5 years. Then on to LightEdge Solutions where I made it just over 7. And now in this role, I’m a few months past my 7 year workversary. I had joked with my boss when I joined in 2014 that I was going to move on in 2021…little did I know I would actually stick to that prediction.
So what is this new role?
I’m still with Facebook, I have no interest in leaving at this point in time. Its where the challenging technology problems exist in the Midwest. Starting today, I’ll be leading a team of systems engineers spread throughout the world with a focus on fixing our tools and catching all the problems that fall through the cracks to help support our ever growing server fleet. This is something that I had been doing part time with another manager and its moved from pilot phase to full time positions. This is exciting and I can’t wait to see where this next adventure takes me.
I guess I should tell the new boss they have me until 2028 ;)