Community 14 January 2022

Meet Backend Engineer Llandy Riveron Del Risco

Floor Drees

    We're excited to welcome Llandy to the team. Llandy was born in Cuba and moved to San Marino when he was 3 years old. Recently however, he bought a house near Rome, so he'll be commuting between the two places!

    Llandy describes himself as "sometimes being too honest". He warned us that while he may be a little shy at first, the more he gets to know people there's a real possibility that he won't shut up. We're HERE for it!

    What made you join k6 / Grafana Labs?

    The values are the first thing that made me intrigued about the company, I feel like they resonated with me. Especially the "Helping each other thrive" is something that I value a lot, as I really love helping people.

    The interview process was stellar, with every step I met great people. An important factor in considering accepting this position. Last but not least, the ability to work with problems at scale in a friendly environment is just wonderful.

    I also like the logo!

    What's your background?

    I've always been mainly a backend developer working with Python. I like learning new languages but I always find myself going back to it. I love the complexities that arise from scaling systems and all the problems that are born trying to solve those: the tooling and automating about anything.

    I particularly enjoy working on problems about performance or memory leaks, diving deeper on how things works and touching those parts is always fascinating. At times it's hard to put a limit on how deep you should study how something works for solving a specific problem.

    I also enjoy delving into DevOps topics, such as automating and optimizing workflows.

    What are your interests outside of work?

    My hobbies are learning/studying about technology (most recently I'm enjoying learning Rust! 🦀), playing games, watching movies, listening to music and I'm trying to try as many things a possible. And I have a couple of birds!


    What will you be responsible for / what do you intend to tackle first at k6?

    I might spend too much time personalizing my dev environment, the last time a guide was born because of it (Sway on Ubuntu) and I fear, since for this new adventure I will be trying out a Mac, that a new one might be created and countless hours will be spent on that wonderful journey.

    Do you slice your pizza with a pizza cutter or scissors?

    I order it sliced. (A very diplomatic answer, as this is the topic of hot debate at k6).

    Eager to join a fast growing company? Have a look at our open positions and apply today!

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