Sia Gholami

Engineer

Sia joined DevOpsGroup as a Lead Engineer for the Flying Hellfish squad in January 2019.


3AWS certifications

13Years in the business

1Stat missing


About Sia

In his role, Sia works across multiple clients, wearing many hats, from acting as a “hands-on keyboard” engineer, to leading up a client engagement, or consulting on best practice and technical strategy.

His primary technical speciality lies in application architecture and the platforms that surround them, with a particular passion for development workflows, branching models, application testing and the pipelines that govern them.

Sia takes a no-nonsense approach to modernising applications, as he feels this is the primary factor in what holds many organisations back from truly modernising their products.

He’s predominately focused on working with Enterprise organisations, helping them transform and modernise their IT through targeted engagements.

Sia comes from a varied background, having started his tech career as a QA and unknowingly moved into the DevOps world before the phrase was coined. He’s had stints as a Linux and Windows system admin, as well as some development-focused projects (although he doesn’t feel worthy of the “developer” title.

He’s currently happy using his broad set of skills to help the DevOpsGroup and their clients in any way he can.

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What one book should everyone read?

Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

What is the best thing about working at DevOpsGroup?

Good balance of challenges and freedom.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Invisibility

What is your favourite animal

Crows

Read Sia's favourite blogs

The Return to Engineering

Former Agile Coach, Rich Coupe, remarks on how decided to move back into an engineering role and how DevOpsGroup helped him transition smoothly.

Hacking AWS

While preparing for a Security Game Day on AWS, I decided to get familiar with the tools that Red Teams use to try and compromise the infrastructure.

A Day in the Life of an Engineer

AWS Engineer Chris McQuaid provides an insight into life working at DevOpsGroup and explains how he helps clients harness the latest cloud tech.