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So far, I’ve worked as a software engineer, systems engineer, site reliability engineer, principal engineer and engineering manager. I’ve worked on a whole range of problems, from implementing a UI design for a small eCommerce company to running a workstream to systematically identify and solve software operations risks for a multi-billion dollar companies ‘CyberWeek’ event.

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