One year ago, at LSM, I attended to a Git workshop animated by Nicolas Ledez. I enjoyed learning new commands and discussing about Git workflows. After the workshop, I kept on talking with Nicolas. Digging into the discussion, I discovered that he was passionate with hosting.
Shortly after our fund raising, we were looking for a Senior System Adminstrator to manage our Cozy hostings. To find the best, we crafted a job offer with friends from Red Hat (thank you again Michael and Haikel!). Then we published it only on targeted places (sys admin user groups mostly). Additionally we contacted directly a few people that could be interested. Among them was Nicolas. Quickly after we reached him, he agreed to enter into our hiring process, process composed of an online introduction interview, an online technical interview and a final phsyical interview. We had many applications, so we met a lot of people. The competition was tough and we had a hard time to choose. Finally, we made our choice and selected Nicolas Ledez as our new System Administrator!
He has great administrator skills. He has a deep knowledge of Linux and related technologies, he knows how to orchestrate cluster networks and he is aware of the configuration management tool trend. He likes developing too, specially with Ruby. Even better, he has entrepreneurial skills, he already hosts 100 projects for his clients on his spare time. Those are all good qualities, but here is what makes him stand out the most: he knows how to teach.
Teaching is something we value a lot at Cozy. We think everyone should share his knowledge with others. Having someone who can do a lot in his field and transmit his capabilities to others is very valuable. It can strongly catalyze the project. And do you know what are the other Nicolas's side project? devops user group organization, speakers at numerous conference, electronic education for children and Breizhcamp volunteering. Now he is with Cozy, it's part of his job. Since he arrived, aside of building great infrasctures, he poured his knowledge in the other pots.
Last but no least, Nicolas Ledez has many good references. He previously worked for small startups, consultancy firms and big players like Orange and GDF.
Today we are proud to announce officially that Nicolas is part of our team. He likes to define his job as a "Lego Engineer". We hope that among us, he will have as much fun as with his toys!