Mauro Velazco, Senior Cloud Architect at our Madrid office, talks to us about how Metyis presented the opportunity to take on new challenges and further hone his existing expertise in digital architecture amid a diverse and supportive team.
Meet Mauro Velazco, our Senior Cloud Architect in Madrid
Tell us more about yourself.
My name is Mauro Velazco. I was born in Valencia, Venezuela. I currently reside in Madrid, where I’ve lived for around ten years. Beforehand I lived in the United States, Switzerland, France, and Germany. I am a dedicated sports enthusiast with a particular interest in basketball and football, and I absolutely love exercising and visiting new places. One of the best parts about taking trips to different locations is the opportunity to experience new cultures and, of course, sample exotic and local food.
What did you want to be growing up?
Naturally, astronaut, rock singer, and football player come to mind, but if I’m truly sincere, deep down, I always wanted to be a television presenter for a culinary programme that gets to travel the world, tasting the different gastronomy from across the globe and compiling a food-travel guide.
What was your path to Metyis?
It was actually in a period of my life in which I felt very comfortable in what I was doing but somehow sought something more – Joining Metyis was an opportunity to take on new experiences in the world of data science and eCommerce whilst applying my knowledge of architecture to contribute something to the fascinating world of data engineering and get global projects up and running.
What is your current role at Metyis?
My role involves planning strategies to achieve client objectives by implementing cloud mechanisms and designing cloud computing solutions. I am also responsible for the global administration of servers, networks, platforms, and storage systems and offering recommendations for the structural organisation of components according to the business's current needs, perspectives and aspirations to satisfy business, platform and infrastructure.
What small things about working at Metyis make a big difference?
I believe Metyis offers many benefits and opportunities that make a big difference, but primarily for me, it has to be the challenge of collaborating with a variety of clients across different fields, working closely with data science and eCommerce architecture functions to deliver an impactful solution to each and every one of our partners. It’s very satisfying to be able to provide actionable change.
How do Metyis and your team inspire you to be a better professional?
Everyone at Metyis strives to care for one another and value team members’ individual contributions to projects or even in a personal setting. It’s inspiring to be part of a team with diverse profiles from different backgrounds and to witness how this kind of inclusivity can produce innovative results in technical and business fields. It is a strong motivation for everything we accomplish.
What are you most excited about for a future at Metyis?
Being in a domain at the forefront of innovation is exhilarating; we get to work with advanced technologies, which are continuously improving, so it’s always interesting to see where the future will take us. There’s an incredible amount of effort and dedication expended to keep up with internal requirements and to deliver a tailored service that can meet clients’ needs, no matter how complicated or specific they might be. You certainly find a new challenge every day, which is an exciting prospect.
Tell us about something you are proud of working with Metyis.
There is a real culture of going above and beyond at Metyis; it is an innate quality of our teams who don’t just stop at carrying out the assigned objectives but persist in bringing something more to the clients. It is ingrained everywhere, and it’s that kind of non-conformity DNA that makes the Metyis network different.