Welcome to our newest edition of Icebreaker, our employee spotlight series! At Arctiq, we value our diverse and talented team, and we believe it's important to shine a spotlight on the amazing individuals who make our organization thrive. In this series, we'll be showcasing the unique stories, experiences, and talents of our employees. Get ready to meet the faces behind our success and join us in celebrating the incredible individuals who make our team truly exceptional!
Today, we are breaking the ice with Solal Valee, DevOps Engineer. He's been with us for 1 year and 9 months.
- What's the coolest thing about your job?
Every engagement is a unique challenge and is a fantastic opportunity to meet people who share the same passion. If you combine that with the dynamic nature of the field, it ensures that I never get bored, it's like being on a perpetual learning curve.
- What's your favourite hobby outside of work?
Beyond the cloud, my favourite hobby is soaking up precious moments with my son, there's nothing quite like the joy of fatherhood! When I'm not busy being a dad, I spend most my time listening music, collecting vinyl records, playing chess and spending time with my family and friends!
- What's the best advice you've ever received?
Do not live for the expectations of people around you. Live for yourself, for your dreams, for your happiness.
- If you could switch roles with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
If I could switch roles with someone for a day, I'd trade the 'head in the clouds' for a 'head in the stars' experience! I'd love to step into the space boots of Thomas Pesquet for a day, exploring the solar system from the ISS and witnessing our beautiful planet from the outside.
- What's a fun fact about you that most people would not guess?
One of my ancestors was actually the brother of the legendary Joan of Arc! It's a historical connection that adds a unique twist to my family tree and if you ever catch a glimpse of my family ring, you'll find the coat of arms proudly featuring Joan of Arc herself at its centre.