Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Meet the Bitnami team: Alejandro Ruiz

The Bitnami team is a diverse group of talented people distributed all over the world. Get to know them better through this series of blog posts.

Alejandro is one of our Engineers on the Tools team, and works in our Seville office.
Alejandro enjoying a hike in Yosemite during his trip to the US
A brief bio

I am from a small town in the south of Andalusia, Villamartín, but I’ve been living in Seville for the last 7 years. It was such a big change for me given all the things I can do here but it’s still a great place to live in.

I am passionate about technology in general, but have a love for computers and smartphones in particular. I got my first computer when I was 6 years old and since then I haven’t stopped learning about them. I like to ask myself why things works as they do, and apply logic to solve problems. I also like to customize the tools I use in my daily work, and I dedicate quite a lot of time to it.

Why did you join Bitnami and what excites you about working here?

My first experience with Bitnami was during Bitnami’s first bootcamp that took place almost 3 years ago. At the time, I was finishing my Telecommunication Engineering masters degree. This bootcamp was a challenging 1-month course that included daily classes that covered a wide variety of topics. We learned everything from the Linux command line basics to how to securely deploy and configure applications using the multiple stacks supported by Bitnami installers, in addition to how to operate cloud instances or use containers.

This course gave me the opportunity to learn a lot of new things, which is something that I truly appreciate. After the bootcamp, I was offered a job as an engineer and I’ve been here ever since.

This company has made me feel like I was a member of the team since day one, which creates a great and trusting work environment that I enjoy being a part of everyday.

What are you working on?

I am currently working on the CI/CD pipelines for our new assets. This is very exciting because I get to build tools that will make the life of our internal teams much easier. My work touches very different parts of our internal infrastructure, so I get to learn intimately how everything works together. In addition to my primary job, I work closely with other teams and actively participate in the design and planning sessions for our future products. It is important to have a global view of where the company is going so you can contribute effectively.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to play football, but I rarely have time for it. In my spare time, I like to play computer games, watch TV series, and travel.

I’ve recently visited Germany and The Netherlands and both of them were awesome. Looking forward to my next adventure this summer!

Interested in working with Bitnami and Alejandro? Apply for one of our open positions!