I’m very excited to share with you the news that I have accepted a position as an Azure Architect at a company in the Netherlands called Intercept.
Intercept has very recently been awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year 2020 in the Netherlands beating off strong competition from 18 other companies.
Intercept are Microsoft Azure Management Elite Partners and Gold Partners in 7 areas at present which is pretty impressive.
I start my new role on September 1st, I will be working in and around Azure daily and that is what I want to be doing, so to say I am excited is an understatement.
During Covid-19 I was furloughed due to a customer not being able to support remote workers and during this time a great number of people from Twitter and LinkedIn reached out to me asking if I would be interested in working with them. I thank each and every one of you as being furloughed was not much fun but to be asked if I would like to work with you and your companies, that was neat, to say the least.
I interviewed at a number of companies and had numerous fantastic offers given to me but ultimately my new role ticked more boxes than the rest and I couldn’t say no.
The job role as well as the people I had spoken to at Intercept were the deciding factors for me.
Again thank you to everyone who reached out to me, you have no idea how much I appreciated it, beers are on me if we manage to meet in person, going forward.
So I look forward to rolling my sleeves up again and changing career direction ever so slightly. I am a renewed Azure MVP and that’s where I want to be working and learning day to day. I cannot wait to get started and helping people even more in the future.
November 2017 I set myself a goal of becoming an Azure Architect and gaining as much knowledge as I could with Azure – the exams have helped and I look forward to using Azure daily.
I remind myself that I am less than 3 years into my journey, I have a blog, YouTube channel, 11 Azure certification badges as below and I all whilst being a development manager of 10+ people and not using Azure daily.
All it takes is hard work, goals, determination and you can do anything.