Noy joined AWS in 2020 as a Software Development Engineer, based in Israel.
HereAtAWS: Tell us about your career journey. What brought you to your current role at AWS?
Noy: I've studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed my B. Sc in Computer Science. It was a great experience. After graduation, I thought about pursuing a career in the academy. However, the more I thought of it, I understood that I want to build actual things, that people use, and that help somebody.
I was very excited to get an offer from AWS Elastic Block Storage, especially because I always liked low level programming and operating systems, and also because AWS is a large organization and I knew that whatever I’ll do in the position, it would have a huge impact.
HereAtAWS: Can you explain in simple terms: your role, who your customers are, and how you help them?
Noy: My job is to develop, together with my team members, high-performance cloud storage systems. We support writing and reading, but also making sure that the data is always available, and that performance is top-notch.
HereAtAWS: What technical and/or soft skills do you need to succeed in your role?
Noy: We have a great amount of freedom in terms of managing our time, so knowing how to schedule and prioritize tasks is important. I also think that it’s important to identify when you’re stuck and ask for help, because everything happens rapidly, and it’s important to keep on going and adapt to changes in order to deliver results.
HereAtAWS: Have you had to learn any specific new skills (technical or soft) for your role?
Noy: Yes! I’ve had to learn a lot about storage, and real time systems in general. Also, since it’s my first developing position, I’ve seen for the first time how large-scale software projects are managed and executed.
HereAtAWS: What’s the most exciting part of your job?
Noy: I like getting into a new task and figuring out how to solve it. I’m always very happy to find solutions to difficult problems, and to share them with my team members.
HereAtAWS: What advice would you give people joining AWS?
Noy: Be proactive. Make efforts to reach others and to learn from them, and make strong bonds.
HereAtAWS: What three words would you use to describe workdays at AWS?
Noy: Intense, fast-paced, exciting.