Salvador Cases is a Systems Engineer. His more than nine years in EDICOM have led him down the path of ongoing evolution in order to be at the technological cutting edge. He has had the chance to get to know other countries through major projects and one of the things he values most is the camaraderie present in each of the people who make up the company. Find out more about his experience in this interview.
EDICOM: What is your role in EDICOM?
SALVADOR CASES: I’m one of the engineers from the Systems Department and, within this department, I belong to the Core team. Our job is to install and maintain all the infrastructure necessary to provide the EDICOM services. Infrastructure in terms of servers, switches, network electronics, physical and logical security… And we also look after the entire infrastructure for all the subsidiaries.
E: What do you appreciate most about your work?
S.C.: One of the things I value the most is the camaraderie and the good vibes we have, both with colleagues from my own department and with those from other areas. Also, being in continuous professional development, working day by day with new technologies. And, above all, being able to belong to this group of professionals that make up the great EDICOM family.
E: What challenges do you face in your work?
S.C.: Working in a company like EDICOM, which is state-of-the-art and is constantly incorporating new and better technologies to continue to provide a high quality service, means you have to be continuously trained. The tasks that come in are often new, so you don’t end up in a rut doing routine jobs. You don’t have time to get bored.
E: What opportunity has working with EDICOM presented you with?
S.C.: On a personal level, getting to know and continuing to meet great people and professionals who go from being colleagues to being great friends. And, in professional terms, I’ve had the opportunity and the good fortune, I would also say, to participate in migration projects and the installation of new offices, both at home and internationally. So, this has enabled me to travel to other countries, to meet colleagues from other branches, to learn about their cultures…
E: Any projects that you feel particularly proud of?
S.C.: Due to the size of the project, one of the most important experiences was taking part in the installation and start-up project of the new offices in Mexico, a few years ago, which take up three floors in a skyscraper, and for which I had to take care of all the technical aspects. So, that took a lot of previous work, many months of previous work, here in Spain, but I had to finish it in Mexico, going there for a couple of months. So it was a very rewarding experience, both personally and professionally.
E: Preferred technologies
S.C.: One of the things that I really like is networking and the fact that I have been working at EDICOM for more than nine years and have had to adapt, both to the growth of the company and the new needs that were being incorporated, has allowed me to work with technologies from different manufacturers, such as routers, switches, all the network electronics such as HP, Mellanox, Juniper, Cyberoam or Stormshield, which is also what we have lately around here.
S.C.: Apart from the anecdotes or situations that may arise on a daily basis, with colleagues, which are sometimes quite funny, I would highlight the bowling championships, company lunches, Christmas dinners, even conventions, because they are times when you have the chance to see and meet people in a more relaxed atmosphere, to get to know them on a personal level, not only in the day to day professional relationships. So, the truth is that these environments have a lot going for them.