My future is networking excellence
I look after the assurance teams who perform incident and problem management for anything associated to Telstra’s cloud platforms. Before this role, I simply worked on external cloud projects, but now I have end-to-end responsibility for internal cloud and external cloud and enterprise security.
The two main things that have kept me at Telstra are the people and the opportunities. I know it sounds cliché to talk about the people in your workplace, but it truly is the key reason.
The people I work with are the best and I think that having awesome people around you is an unbeatable recipe to produce your best work.
The second thing that’s kept me here is the scale of opportunities available to you in a career at Telstra. Better still is the scale of technology that we have to offer at Telstra.
I’ve been really proud of the incident reduction in the go to market external cloud portfolio. We’ve achieved a 50% incident reduction in the past year and a half, so I’m really proud of that and proud of the teams that have enabled us all to get there. That’s been a standout for my career so far.
My career ambition is to lead a world class cloud assurance team.
That’s what I’m striving toward. In the next 3-5 years I’m looking to see how I can move into a director level role – that’s my goal.
My team and I are helping to transform Telstra into a world class technology company that empowers people to connect by keeping ahead of the networks tech and IT solutions we’re delivering and ensuring that technology moves safely into the new world.
Over the years, I’ve had great support from my managers when it came to what I wanted to do. I think it’s been important to me that I’ve had that management support because it’s helped me get to where I want to go.
There’s always been a strong emphasis on leadership and I’ve had really great support. Also, I’ve been given huge opportunities in leadership whether technology leadership, strategic leadership, and people leadership – those have really opened doors for me.
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