The wild ride of a DevOps Engineer at distriBind

Written at Apr 17, 2024 2:41:52 PM by Vijay Jaligama

A Year of Adventure

Can you believe it's been a whole year since I joined the incredible team at distriBind as a DevOps Engineer? Time really does fly when you're having fun, and let me tell you, it's been an adventure from day one!


Discovering a Second Home

When I first stepped into the bustling Lloyd's office in London, I had no idea what to expect. But what I found was more than just a workplace—it was a second home filled with amazing people who quickly became like family to me. From late-night debugging sessions to celebratory team lunches and drinks, every moment has been a cherished memory.

Ensuring Excellence: The DevOps Journey

As a DevOps Engineer, my job is all about ensuring our platform is top-notch—secure, reliable, and efficient. Whether it's optimizing our CI/CD pipelines or implementing robust monitoring solutions, each day presents new challenges and opportunities for innovation. One particularly memorable challenge was when we encountered a sudden surge in traffic during a feature launch. Through collaborative problem-solving and quick thinking, we not only managed to keep the platform stable but also identified areas for further optimization.

Rising Above Challenges: Unity in Adversity

In the fast-paced world of software development, challenges are inevitable, and at distriBind, we've faced our fair share—from shifting priorities to unexpected technical setbacks. But through it all, our team stood strong, united by a shared commitment to excellence. Leveraging our collective expertise and unwavering support, we tackled each obstacle head-on, whether burning the midnight oil or brainstorming innovative solutions. Our resilience and collaborative spirit have propelled us forward, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth. Looking ahead, we do so with confidence, knowing that together, there's no obstacle we can't overcome.

Celebrating Milestones: From DevOps to Senior DevOps

And guess what? Just recently, I got promoted to Senior DevOps Engineer! It's a testament to the hard work and dedication I've poured into this role, but I couldn't have done it without the mentorship and guidance of my colleagues. It's moments like these that remind me why I love what I do and motivate me to continue pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

Looking Ahead: Gratitude and Excitement

Looking back on this past year fills me with so much gratitude for the amazing experiences I've had, the lessons I've learned, and the wonderful team I get to call my colleagues. But this is just the beginning of our journey. With distriBind gearing up for even bigger things, I can't wait to see where this adventure takes us next! From exploring cutting-edge technologies to expanding our global footprint, the possibilities are endless, and I'm excited to be a part of it every step of the way.

Join Us on the Adventure

If you're looking to join a team that feels more like family and embark on your own adventure in the world of technology, look no further than distriBind. Drop us a line at to learn more about our culture, values, and the exciting opportunities awaiting you. Trust me, you won't regret it!

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Vijay Jaligama

Senior DevOps Engineer

Meet Vijay, a DevOps Engineer with over a decade of experience in providing solutions for the insurance industry. As a vital member of the distriBind team, Vijay ensures the reliability, scalability, and security of our platform. His deep knowledge of DevOps methodologies and tools helps optimise our development process, delivering high-quality cost-cutting solutions that exceed customer expectations and drive business success.