If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you’ve probably seen that we regularly hire talent for our growing IT division. One of the areas where we’re looking for new Colleagues is our technical infrastructure team. I sat down with one of our technical infrastructure analysts to learn what he likes about AFA and what a typical day looks like in his area.
When I arrived at Jay LaValle’s desk, he was on the phone hard at work helping one of our branch offices set up a wireless network. Jay joined AFA nearly three years ago and is now instrumental in moving AFA to an all-wireless environment, a massive undertaking.
“One of the things I like about my job is that I get to work with cool technology. While I help troubleshoot various network issues, I mainly get to focus on some specific projects, such as implementing the all-wireless system at our new home office location and in our branch offices,” said Jay.
“I have the freedom to steer projects without being micromanaged. I work with great people, and like the culture here.” In addition to networking, the technical infrastructure team also manages workstations, servers, storage, email, active directory, and telephony. They provide the backbone that allows us to communicate with each other and with our Customers. If you’re thinking about getting into IT, Jay offers this advice:
“Find an area of passion within IT and focus on that. Job shadow and study as much as you can, taking classes and earning certifications to help you land a job.” If you’re looking for a job in this area, we currently have two openings for a technical infrastructure analyst, and we also have various other positions open. Learn more about life in IT at AFA.