BCGDV Senior DevOps Engineer, Manhattan Beach - Digital Ventures
The best part of being at BCG Digital Ventures is that we are always working on cutting-edge technologies, we do not fear the fear, and we are always seeking differences.
My background is in DevOps and infrastructure. BCG presented me with the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide variety of technology and industry experiences. Some of these opportunities have allowed me to work on blockchain, mobile apps, fintech, AI, and data science within the health care, financial, transportation, and natural resource industries. I have worked on more than 20 different ventures so far, and each has had its own unique engineering challenges. On one case, we migrated a client’s platform entirely from one public cloud to another in just a few days.
Joining BCG has been a tremendously valuable journey so far, and most of my projects have been fascinating, with fun challenges to solve. At BCG, I am continually pushed to expand my capacity to think at a higher level. I have had many opportunities to grow and to be creative while solving problems. This journey has helped me to focus on finding more reusable and comprehensive solutions across all of our ventures.
Mahdi holds a bachelor of science in computer engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and a master of science in information technology engineering from Shiraz University.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It is extremely satisfying to be able to work on what I like. Design and implementation of infrastructure, automation, performance engineering, and security and optimization are always the topics that interest me most.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: Working on a variety of different ventures has given me the opportunity to continuously challenge and improve my skill sets.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: I learned that collaboration, teamwork, and investment in building long-term partnerships are some keys to success, and that together, my colleagues and I can overcome almost any challenge.
Q: How do you maintain a sustainable career balance at BCG?
A: I believe that the flexible working hours, working-from-home options, and BCG Digital Ventures' on-site meditation sessions have helped me to achieve a sustainable career balance.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do outside of the office?
A: I really enjoy spending time with my family, especially my little ones; reading tech blogs; attending webinars; and doing some R&D on new tools and technologies.