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Meet David, Data Center Engineer

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hello, I’m David Arroyo, I’m 28 years old and I come from Leganés (Madrid).

I’m in Roche since 2014, firstly as a contractor and, since last October, as an internal employee in Data Center Engineering.

Tell me about your career path. What was your first job?

As many of the people who work in IT, I started in an internship program. I was part of the automation team in a large global telecommunications company, managing the website and starting my career as a developer.

What can you tell us about your role and your team function in Roche?

Data Center Engineering designs & builds IT infrastructure for Roche, thereby transforming the “DataCenter Technology Roadmaps” into integrated IT infrastructure solutions. We create, evolve and tailor designs, so business needs are supported with adaptable high-quality IT datacenter infrastructure solutions. Personally, I’m involved in several projects, like the end to end monitoring, engineering tasks and I also help to supervise the managed service work.

What is a typical workday like?

Well… to be honest, I cannot say I’ve had typical days in my team. I can have more or less workload but each day happens something that surprises me. It could mean I’m almost new here and I have to get used to living all the situations. But I can divide my day normally in 4 parts; reading my emails, reviewing pending tasks related to the managed service, giving 3rd level support and reviewing things related to the projects I’m involved in.

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You have told us a lot of interesting things about work. Thank you for that! But we would like to know more about your passions outside the office.

I usually go to the gym or practice some sport like football, also I love to see football matches (especially Real Madrid) and films or series, for example, I’m watching Vikings now.

How can you describe yourself in one word? It is not the easiest question, but often what first comes to your mind says a lot.


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