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meet our Head of DevOps: Norbert Dalecker

Norbi is a key member of the team, making sure our product works as it should. Plus, every team needs that one person who keeps meetings on track, for us that’s Norbi!

Norbert DaleckerHow did you get started at Complytron?

I’ve known Zoltan Varjú (one of Complytron’s founders) since 2015, and we’ve had a lot of projects together over the years. At his call, I joined Complytron. 

What does a typical day/week look like for you at Complytron?

Getting the job done! But to be serious, there is a lot of operational and iterative maintenance work that a DevOps engineer has to do on a daily basis. I’m also a full stack developer and also working on product background services. 

You could be doing anything, what’s so inspiring for you about working on Complytron’s products?

It’s a matter of personality, I like to work alone and usually try to invent myself. I don’t panic if there is no one to ask for help. Some people like to work in a large team with lots of interaction. I’m just the opposite. I also like the infrastructure and software parts too, from decision making to deployment. I wouldn’t say my day to day work is super inspiring because it’s quite monotonous, but it’s definitely motivating! In software development you code the same things again and again, it’s the context that changes every time and this is why we love to do our job again and again. 

What are the key challenges ahead for you at Complytron? 

FinTech is a very specific and interesting segment of the IT industry. The next step for me is gaining more industry knowledge because ours is a very different and well regulated market. 

What are you excited to be working on currently?

On my chair 😀 

What do you think are the top skills needed for someone in your role?

An analytical mindset, precision and patience.

Which is your favourite to work on: ops, backend or frontend?

Sometimes it’s one and sometimes it’s the other. The frontend part of this job is more creative, but if you want to use your algorithmic knowledge, you really need to do some back-end stuff. It’s kind of like sometimes you just want to watch a sitcom and sometimes you prefer a documentary.

What’s your favourite tool to work with?

Haha… Nano! Okay I’m using Atom editor on a daily basis but in operations I’ve learned the only thing you need is a simple command line text editor. So I can do anything with that but it is much more convenient if you have syntax highlighting.

What three things would you take to a deserted island?

Stack Overflow, Wikipedia and Monty Python.

Do you have any insights on what’s next for your field? 

I don’t think this field is going to change as it has not changed in 10 years. The technology changes, of course, but it doesn’t matter if we call it a cloud or a physical machine, or call it DevOps or operation services, in the end there are always people like me developing softwares and maintaining infrastructures.

When do you feel most at flow at work?

If I can just code while listening to music without any interruptions. I have more than 900 hours of content in my library from swing to drum’n’bass, and yeah I have Mongolian throat metal in my library, too. Do you know Ego Fall? If not, you should really check it out.

What do you do in your spare time?

I have a band and I play on the drums.


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