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Ariane Gadd
Principal Cloud DevOps and Security
Slalom Build
WHAT DO YOU DO?

Principal Solution Architect in the Cloud, DevOps and Security space. Work as Cloud Engineer on variety of projects with specialism in containers, Kubernetes and Terraform.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Terraform
  • Kubernetes
  • Security
  • Cloud architecture
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Fiit - Lead DevOps engineer on largest fitness app in the UK. Migrated the infrastructure to ECS Fargate in AWS.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Degree in Economics, masters in Computer science after deciding to change my career to tech.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

Ability to always be learning. Being able to see the value in what you are creating. Teaching others. Fast paced and fun.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Go for it! If you are keen to learn new things, are inquisitive and enjoy problem solving then it's such a rewarding career and definitely not as scary as you think. You should consider it because it's got so much variety and potential, if you decide you don't like coding then there is so much more you can do still in tech, there is no one career path and you can switch around based on what you enjoy, I guarantee there will be something in tech space you love!


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