WHO ARE YOU?
I was born in Isfahan,Iran. Two of my uncles and my mother are computer engineers and that was probably my main motivation to become a computer geek. I started coding with Basic on an 80286 computer and an Amiga500 when I was 8. I have a 4 months young son named Kian and I live with my wife, Nazanin in the Hague. I am full of energy, driven, ambitious and cheerful. I like bungee jumping and adventurous sports the most.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
In my late teenage years, I would have liked to be a commercial jet pilot. I studied a little bit for it, and then I decided to go for computer engineering. But still, I am curious about the new software technologies in the aircraft fields. I worked for most of my professional career in Iran and had a great experience with the role of Site Reliability Engineer working for absolute real-time services. I was a member of the think tank of forming Arvan Cloud, the biggest and only public cloud solution in the middle east.
I used to teach DevOps-related courses in Iran and I truly enjoy teaching. I enjoy digging into the guts of a system, identifying the root cause of an issue, addressing it, and finding a way to prevent that from occurring again.
What are you most proud of?
I have the privilege to work in various team cultures and companies. I started my professional career by being a junior support technician and working with Novell Netware computer networks. I learned and learned and elaborated my knowledge step by step. I am proud of the journey I’ve had so far and still follow it.
I also designed a specific-purpose NOC chip as my Master’s final paper by leveraging the O.S semaphore concepts in hardware design which made a good impact on the NOC field.
DO YOU HAVE A LIFE MOTTO? WHAT IS IT?
“If you can dream it, you can do it” is something I truly believe in.
How are you surviving in this corona- time?
In the early corona crisis time, as I am very sociable, the phrase “social distancing” scared the hell out of me. Although gradually I got used to it as I assume other people did.
At the start of the working from home type of work, I was happy that my productivity increased to twice as much as working in the office because I was able to concentrate more.
Do you have interesting hobbies?
I like to play board games (Dixit is one of my facourites) with my friends. I like cooking and am mostly good at different types of Kebabs. I am also into literature and I write poems in my mother language(Farsi). I have a collection of airliner’s models and it is being completed every year.
ANY BLOOPERS IN THE PAST YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
Hhhhhhh, Where to start. There are many bloopers I’ve learned from. To name one, once, I ran a huge query on a table In a database which I thought is for test environment and with not more than 100 rows, but I was mistaken and it was for production with more than 3M rows, OMG, what I did 😁
With what problem should the person who read this, contact you immediately, as you cannot wait to solve it?
I enjoy digging into the guts of a system, identifying the root cause of an issue, addressing it, and finding a way to prevent that from occurring again. I also enjoy implementing DevOps/SRE best practices and adopting them into cultures, so if you don’t know where to start with SRE, please reach me.
TELL US ANY (WEIRD) FUN FACT ABOUT YOU?
Hahaha, funny. I have flat feet and so, to maintain my balance, sometimes I keep my big toes up while standing. In addition, I’ve been on a healthy diet for the last year, and as a result, I’ve lost more than 15KG of weight.
WHY DO YOU (WANT TO) WORK FOR TECHSPIRE?
Because I believe it is one of the best consulting companies to work for. I liked the way I was welcomed to the team. Everyone at Techspire is friendly and understanding. I’ve truly believed that Techspire is my second family, I feel comfortable here and it’s an important factor to make me happy in my job.