Alejandro Delgado, Systems Engineer: “What I like most about EDICOM is that I learn something new every day”

His more than two years at EDICOM have taken him on a path of continuous learning, knowledge of pioneering technologies and working as part of a team to solve problems. Find out more about his job in the interview.

Alejandro Delgado is a Systems Engineer. His more than two years at EDICOM have taken him on a path of continuous learning, knowledge of pioneering technologies and working as part of a team to solve problems, while ensuring the integrity of the company’s applications.

EDICOM: What is your role in EDICOM?

ALEJANDRO DELGADO: I work in the EDICOM Systems department as an IT Systems Administrator, and our job consists of checking that all the applications are running smoothly. Within applications we have consolidated apps such as Apache Tomcat or JBoss, or more innovative technologies such as Kubernetes clusters.

In addition to monitoring these applications, we also take care of reviewing possible vulnerabilities they may have in order to try to solve them. Finally, we are also an international certifying entity.

E: What do you appreciate most about working in EDICOM?

A.D.: What I like most about EDICOM is that I learn something new every day. For example, every day we find a new way of doing something, or how to do it in a more innovative way. And this is what I really like.

E: What challenges do you face in your work?

A.D.: The main challenge we are faced with consists of solving problems that may arise on a daily basis. The aim is to resolve any issues that are reported to us in the fastest possible time. To do this, the best thing to do is to be determined, concentrate and think that you are going to solve it.

E: What opportunity has working with EDICOM given you?

A.D.: Apart from getting to know pioneering technologies, I’ve also discovered a new way of working with my colleagues which, perhaps, was one of the shortcomings I had before, but since I joined EDICOM I think I’ve improved a lot in this area. Being able to tackle a problem as a group and solve it has really helped me a lot.

E: Any projects that you feel particularly proud of?

A.D.: We are currently improving and expanding the infrastructure of the certification environment we have here at EDICOM. To this end, we’ve been working on a new subordinate one that will allow us to immediately start using this subordinate when the current one expires. Apart from this, we are also migrating applications from the test environment to a new one, with newer, more powerful and cutting-edge machines.

E: Preferred technologies

A.D.: In the applications team, one of our favourite technologies is Kubernetes, because it lets you control and manage applications almost automatically. Then again, we mustn’t forget other technologies which may not be so innovative, but which are still used, such as JBoss or Isode.

E: Favourite times in EDICOM

A.D.: A few weeks ago, we had the EDICOM lunch and it was a pleasure to see the faces of my colleagues again, many of whom I hadn’t seen for a long time, to have fun and, in general, to have a good time with them.