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A Spotlight On Education: Rodolfo Perez

Jan 14, 2020

At Digitonic, we are so lucky to have a team who come from a range of backgrounds and everyone has had a different path to their current role. Rodolfo has worked here since June 2019 and we asked him about his own education and career path!

When did you first decide that this was the career for you?

Since I was a wee boy I had a big interest in how things worked. I used to take my toys apart to try to figure out how they were working. Of course, I never managed to put them together again, so I started to create my own toys with all the spare parts I collected over time.

Growing up I developed a big interest in computing science and engineering. Partially because I had great teachers at school who encouraged me to develop my programming skills, and my interest in the growing video game industry.

I then made the decision to study engineering in computer science.

Where did you study?

I studied at Galileo University in Guatemala city, which is one of the best tech universities in Guatemala.

I worked throughout my first year of university to help pay my expenses. This helped me to take it more seriously, and it got me involved in academia for the next 8 years.

I have a degree in Engineering In Computer Science, a Masters in Operations Research, a Postgraduate qualification in Operations Administration and a Masters in Renewable Energy.

I know, going from renewable energy to software engineering is quite unusual, but my studies in that field helped me developed a big interest in this kind of tech and I love planet earth!

Have you found any courses or training outside of University that have been especially useful to you?

I generally try to take a couple of courses per year and I like to read a lot about new technologies in the software industry.

One of the courses that really enjoyed was the AWS - SysOps Administrator that I finalised last year. This course has helped me to understand the deployment process and management of systems on AWS as well giving me an insight into the configuration of highly available, scalable and fault-tolerant systems.

All of this came in really handy when I started at Digitonic, as all our products need to meet a certain standard in order to provide the best service to our clients.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given in your career?

Education is the best investment.

If you're looking for the next step in your career, we’re always seeking passionate individuals to join our teams, so if you like the sound of Digitonic HQ, get in touch today to find out about the positions we currently have available.

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