Welcome to our podcast: Tech Career Talks. In this episode, our guest is Vlad Olariu, a Network Automation Engineer at Millennium Management with almost 10 years of experience in the networking field.In this conversation, Vlad will share his professional journey and some career advice to become a successful Network Automation Engineer.
00:33 Network Automation Engineer
01:37 Network Automation Technologies
03:18 Automation Mindset
05:16 Network Development vs Software Engineering
08:05 Becoming a Network Automation Engineer
11:23 How Vlad started his career in Networking
14:20 Working in Big-Tech vs other companies
16:56 Vlad's career after Amazon
20:52 Vlad's typical workday
23:52 Will Network Engineers be replaced by Automation or AI?
27:45 What skills will be relevant in the next few years?
30:55 Are certifications still valid nowadays?
35:28 Suggestions to advance career and salary
38:14 Vlad's most significant career challenge
41:00 How to improve productivity
44:48 Advice to reach a high career level
Vlad's work experience:
• Network Automation Engineer at Millennium Management (3 yrs 5 mos)
• Network Automation Engineer at Telnyx (9 mos)
• Network Development Engineer (1 yr 10 most)
• IP Design Engineer at Three Ireland (4 mos)
• Datacenter Network Engineer at Vodafone (2 yrs 6 mos)
Vlad's personal summary:
"CCIE #57163. Daily interactions: Python (NAPALM, Netmiko, Nornir), Ansible, TextFSM, Jinja2/Mako. I've been featured on Cisco's NetAcad website as Italy's youngest CCNP (at the time)."
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