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Adrian Arumugam

Career adapter

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Adrian is a born Googler. He’s totally enamoured by networks, and can still remember the thrill of tinkering with computers from a young age.

“I still remember vividly my Dad and I trying to get our home PC connected to the internet for the first time!”

Now that Adrian works at Google in Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), he’s still filled with that feeling of wonder that had him hooked as a kid… But he’s not tinkering with a single PC anymore.

Adrian’s team works on the reliability and efficiency of a cloud-based storage service used for hundreds of thousands of mobile apps all around the world.

“Every day, when I see the sheer scale of Google’s massive networks and systems… it’s mind-boggling! I just can’t help take a step back and admire what we do.”

If you want to work in tech, adaptability is key. Adrian is constantly learning new processes, and systems that are only going to keep changing in coming years.

“If you can’t adapt to change, you’ll get left behind,” he says.

Adrian realised the value of adaptability when his team was shifted away from Network Engineering in an effort to keep up with ever-evolving technology – and it’s an opportunity he jumped at.

“The change was uncomfortable, rewarding and incredibly fun. It’s not often you get a chance to pivot your career with the full support of your company and I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity.”

Adrian is part of a fantastic team of Google SREs. They’re constantly sharing ideas on engineering reliable production services.

“My team are always challenging me to be a better person and be a better engineer.”

 

Adrian’s pathway to site reliability engineering at Google

> > Graduate Certificate Networking and Systems Administration, Charles Sturt University

> > Master of Networking and Systems Administration, Charles Sturt University

> > Site Reliability Engineer: Networks, Google

> > Site Reliability Engineer: Storage, Google

 


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“Every day, when I see the sheer scale of Google’s massive networks and systems… it’s mind-boggling! I just can’t help take a step back and admire what we do.”

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