Just five years ago, Serge Halberstadt led the life of a musician... he was on a break from his career in IT management and consulting. Needless to say, he's back in IT, and he's demonstrating the fearlessness that goes with such a radical experiment. Read his story.
Maxime Lubin is known for his perseverance, from running marathon-length races in extreme conditions to eradicating software bugs. He studied at Keio University in Japan and is now a Software and Data Engineer at Scality.
Chris Harvey, Lead Architect for the EMEA team, has been with Scality for almost seven years. He's a highly-respected go-to-man with answers, advice and a willingness to help.
Emilio Roman, VP of Sales EMEA and Global Alliances leads an energetic work life which has him heading to international destinations constantly. As a sales leader at heart Emilio admits to possessing a competitive streak. “I always try to win. If that’s what it means to be competitive, then yes, I am.” This persevering spirit is highly respected by his colleagues.
Tyna Callahan has led a storied professional life. “The start of my career was totally based on being in the right place at the right time,” she admits. Ironically, despite her father’s experience with running data center companies, she didn’t picture herself in the IT field.
At Scality, we take pride in creating a very inclusive environment, bringing together different perspectives, experiences, and ways of solving problems–driving true innovation by hiring a very diverse, talented, engineering team that has been developed with an eye toward the immense benefits of diversity. Talent can come from anywhere. Because they come from different backgrounds, their perspectives are different. Diverse teams tend to–have to–look beyond old-school ways of thinking and make objective fact-based decisions, because fact is where their experience converges. Focusing on diversity has helped fuel innovation by encouraging engineering teams to think outside the box. Those of you.
Behind an unassuming exterior is a man who is precise and thoughtful. Rached Ben Mustapha, software engineer and tech lead in the San Francisco office puts a lot of thought and intention into all that he does.
Pierre Guéant: A technologist at heart who goes the extra mile “I’d rather go into something where I don’t know anything than get bored,” admits Pierre Guéant, whose recent success with Scality’s Spanish accounts has furthered his reputation as an outstanding sales engineer. Indeed, when faced with unfamiliar territory, Pierre seems completely undaunted, even fired up. When he first arrived at Scality three years ago, he joined as an email specialist with zero knowledge about data storage. “That was the interesting part—learning about storage, about new technology, just trying to understand how things work.” Beyond expanding his understanding of new.
Why complicate things when they can be simple ? Nobody defends this idea better than Mathieu Antoine. As a senior product manager, a new role he took on nine months ago, Mathieu's mission is to simplify the customer’s experience with Scality’s software, and he puts all his energy and determination into this very important task.
One year ago, Xinyi came to Scality as an intern and now she is a regular member of the human resource team. For her first job, Xiny couldn't find a better place to satisfy her love of diversity. Her role is to help Scality to attract the best talents. Once people have been recruited, she helps teach them what the start-up can offer and how they can evolve within the company.
"Claire is at the same time both gentle and determined. Always listening to people and caring about them, she is also capable of stirring everybody into action so that they always give the best of themselves.” Everybody who knows Claire Forest will tell you that her first and foremost passion is human relations. As chief people officer, Claire can naturally express her people skills whilst being in charge of building the recruitment process.
Daniel Binsfeld is a man of action. He’s been running operations and customer services in the tech industry for twenty years, so he likes to get stuck in and quickly find a solution to fix any problem. But Daniel has another facet too : he likes being creative and taking time to think things over.
“Even if you have at your disposition the best experts in the field, you will still only be successful in a project if you’re perfectly organised and totally focused.” Erwan Girard is someone who is constantly striving to be more efficient.
Two years ago, when Jonathan Gramain was asked if he wanted to leave Paris for Boston to share his knowledge of the Scality software, as technical referent, for a new team of freshly recruited engineers, he didn’t hesitate to say yes. A year and a half later, and only a few months after having returned to France, Jonathan once again grabbed the opportunity to leave Paris, this time for San Francisco. “The Boston experience went by too quickly for me. I wanted to have a new adventure, discover a new place and learn new things,” he explains. Jonathan, who.
Anne Harper (see her portrait published on the blog) has changed positions recently. She tells us about her new role and what it brings her. Tell us about your new position… In my previous role, as part of the engineering team, I had to make sure that every new version of the Scality software would be quality controlled and ready for the deadline. Now, as release captain, I continue doing that but I have more responsibilities. I now also make sure that any problem that could appear at the clients, once the new version is released, is taken care of,.
Last August, Flavien Lebarbé made the decision to change his job. After having spent one year in customer support, he moved to the research and development team. As an inquisitive engineer, he was motivated by his desire to learn new things and to immerse himself in Scality’s software. But above all, in his new position, he wanted to continue to do what he has always considered to be his most important mission : making the clients happy. “I was no longer content finding last minute solutions for our customers. I wanted to be able to think more about how to.
Erik Julin has been given a wider role recently. He tells us about his new responsibilities and what they bring him. Tell us about your new role... Until a few months ago, I was working in one specific area : email storage. My role was to figure out what our customers and partners needed and then help them build a solution that would best meet their requirements. I'm still doing that today but as we had so much success in that market, I've been given a completely new area to work in as well, where I have to develop the.
Louis Pery is highly motivated by his desire to improve, therefore at Scality, he is in the perfect place. As technical leader of a team of five engineers, his role is to make improvements and add new features to an important component in Scality’s software called the “supervisor” which allows the clients to control the system. Louis threw himself into this task shortly after his arrival in the company, one and a half years ago. At this time, the supervisor was both lacking in quality and facility to evolve. Louis was determined to improve the product and his attitude soon.
Stéphane Cance is a man on a mission. Recently, after working as a developer for a year and a half, he decided to apply to be a technical architect with one clear goal in mind : improving communication skills within the engineering team. His determination earned him the position, where he has achieved this goal whilst designing new software features and ensuring that it all works perfectly together. In his new role, Stéphane never misses a chance to bring his colleagues closer together. “I always make sure that everybody is aware of what’s going on in the other teams. When.
Dan Grimaldi (see his portrait published on our blog last year) has changed position since last January. He tells us about his new role and the reasons why he wanted his career to evolve. Tell us about your new position… Previously, as technical account manager, I was assisting certain big clients in installing and using our software. After doing that job for two years, I felt a bit isolated working on my own. I wanted to learn new things, see the bigger picture and be more involved in the company’s success. Today, as lead architect for the US office, I.
Two years ago, having worked in customer service since the start of the company, Marc Ségura felt the urge to do something different and to learn new skills. So when the leadership invited him to join Iron Man, a team of developers who were working on a new product, and to leave Paris for San Francisco, he immediately accepted. He explains: “Even though I really liked helping the clients, I often felt that I was only trying to find a quick fix to solve a problem. Whereas today I can build something more durable, which I really enjoy.” In his.
Bradley King is a multifaceted man. As one of the co-founders of Scality and the first sales engineer of the company, he has always had the ability to understand both the way to create good software and how to respond to the needs of the customers. In his previous role of chief architect, which he occupied for six years, Bradley oversaw all the sales engineers in the start-up. His versatility enabled him to teach his team how the Scality software works, how to convince the customers that the product is made for them, and in turn listen carefully in order.
Jenny Belak (see her portrait published in 2016) has changed roles since last October. She tells us about her new job and what it brings her. Tell us about your new role… When I was hired at Scality three years ago, I started as a sales operations manager, a ”behind the scenes” role in which I support the sales team in a lot of different aspects, always making sure they have everything they need to succeed. While I really enjoyed doing this job on my own, I was aware that it could be done even better by hiring someone to.
Benjamin Morge (see his portrait published on the blog) left Paris last January for San Francisco to start his new position. He tells us about his new role and what he expects from his new life in the United States. Tell us about your new role… “As a member of the customer support team, my previous job in Paris was to help my colleagues, who were in direct contact with the clients, to solve any problems with the Scality software that they couldn’t find solutions for. Part of this job was to assist my coworkers based in the USA. But.
“The biggest reason I came to work at Scality—four years ago—was the people. They are smart, they are motivated and if I’m better at my job now it’s only because I’ve learned a lot from them.” Caroline Bouchard is a very modest and appreciative person who wants to give back as much as she has been given. As a support and service engineer, Caroline helps the other engineers, who are directly in contact with the customers, to fix any problems that can appear after Scality’s software has been installed. “I like being someone who people can rely on and helping them.
It was quite by chance that Boris Faure became the technical leader of a team of twelve engineers in the beginning of 2016, two years after his arrival at Scality. At that time, a project in which Boris was deeply involved had just been cancelled by the leadership. Boris, who wanted to understand their decision, demanded an explanation and then he in turn explained to his colleagues why they had to move on to a new project. This role of ”spokesperson” suited him so perfectly that he was quickly asked to be the technical leader of the team, and he.
Vianney Rancurel is an avid pianist. “What I like about playing the piano is that there is always something new to learn and improve upon. It gives me great pleasure,” he says. Vianney reflects the same attitude towards his work. Always looking out for new ideas, he has had a really diverse career, from creating his own company when he was only 22 years old to teaching computer science in an engineering school. At Scality, where he has been since the company’s beginnings, Vianney was one of the first people who developed the start-up’s market-leading software. Then, as director of.
“My husband usually describes me as intense. I can work for hours on end and I can take a lot, often being the first person to volunteer.” Everyone who knows Gaelle Seide would tell you that she is a hard worker who is very motivated by her job. As a finance manager Gaelle never counts her hours, always providing answers to everybody as soon as they ask her questions. Working from home in Washington, DC, she wakes up extra early in the morning so that she can get in touch with her colleagues in Paris, and finishes work late to be.
Frédéric Ferrandis is a boxing enthusiast. He both teaches and plays this sport for several hours each week. At work too, Frédéric, the technical leader of a team of six engineers, is someone who likes to get straight to the point. “I never hesitate to say something that needs to be said. If there is a problem with one of the projects I always say, so we can find a solution together, or if I feel that there is any tension within the team, I talk to them straight away,” he confides. In everything that he does, Frédéric shows the.
Marc Villemade has a insatiable appetite for new experiences. He has travelled the world since he was young and he loves meeting people and exchanging stories with them. At Scality, where he has been since the beginning of the start-up, he enjoys this same passion for diversity, having had lots of different roles worldwide. As an engineer he first started by installing Scality’s software at the clients. Thanks to his social skills, he became sales manager firstly in France, then in Japan where he launched the first sales for the country, and finally in the USA where he has lived.