As documented by Manuel Canelon
Since the start of my career, my goal has always been to strive for new heights by gradually elevating my position while also increasing my income. I’m willing to put in the extra work needed and acquire new skills in order to reach my destination.
I’m a mechanical engineering graduate and have worked with Peloton (a leading, Canadian-based oil and gas software company) for over four years. In 2020, after working there for two years, I became aware that the company was starting the hiring process for a new infrastructure team in the DevOps Infrastructure group. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to advance in my career.
At that time, I was working as an implementation specialist for ProdView, the company’s production data lifecycle solution. I wanted a new position and believed that joining the new DevOps infrastructure group would mean a promotion and salary increase. It also meant working with a new team, which was exciting, too. My colleagues advised me to take a course in DevOps before applying for the position. So, I decided to upskill myself.
Interestingly, my brother was also looking to upskill at the same time. We agreed to complete Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program (PGP) in DevOps together. After the course, we were both promoted at our respective companies. My new title at Peloton is ProdView Infrastructure Specialist. Even more, I received a 21 percent salary increase in November 2021.
My personal experience with the DevOps program was amazing. I really enjoyed the courses, the faculty was top-notch, and the collaboration with a prestigious institution like Caltech CTME gave me confidence that my certification would be well respected. I particularly enjoyed the hands-on Docker certification training. I learned so many core technologies that have been useful in my new role.