It’s been a while since my last post here, not because I’m lazy (which I am), but because as you know I recently changed jobs. It’s been almost a month at my new place, and now I feel confident to say that I joined Grafana Labs as an SRE for the internal cloud platform!
Today is my first day as an SRE at @grafana !!! pic.twitter.com/HMER6vcoNp— Lean (inkel) (@inkel) March 1, 2021
For most of my career I worked as a backend developer, only dabbling sporadically into an operations role, so I would be lying if I said that impostor syndrome didn’t kick in during my first few days at this new role, but luckily my team is super friendly, helping, and understanding, and my confidence is getting bigger as days pass. I think I made the right decision deciding to jump into this new adventure.
Switching jobs is never easy, specially after almost a decade at my previous work, and thus some of my schedules were affected, like the weekly cadence of newsletter or writing into this blog. I hope to get back into rhythm soon.
This past month I’ve spent it mostly going through the onboarding process, getting to know my team, some other teams' leaders, and familiarizing with the codebase and tools like Grafana, Loki, and Tanka. And I’ve even found the time to add a performance contribution to a third-party library!
There are still lots of things to learn, but for now I’ll continue to learn more about this amazing company and the work I’ll be doing, improving my skills, and learning a few more tricks. The future looks really bright!