Why I Joined InfluxData – Ignacio Van Droogenbroeck

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Ignacio Van Droogenbroeck

A few things pop up in my head to quickly answer why I joined this company, and I want to share them with you.

People & values

“People” is the first thing that comes to mind when I ask myself why I joined InfluxData.

In 2020, I started contributing to InfluxDB and had the opportunity to meet great persons with whom I had a cool work synergy and relationship throughout the year. That’s one of the reasons that I joined this company.

But, not only that, the values and that sentence in specific that I found on the careers page was very inspirational for me:

“Join a team that believes in a healthy balance of work and home life — one that believes we succeed together.”

They got me. I’m a team player, and “succeed together” is a powerful statement for me.

Technology

I started to work directly with InfluxDB v2.0, and I found it very easy to understand, deploy and play with. I saw a tool not only to monitor systems but also to understand a lot of other types of data that helps companies and users make better decisions.

InfluxDB is the technology that helps you to understand the following statement: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”

Open source & community

One of my dreams was to work in an Open Source company, and now, I’m living that dream.

It wasn’t only for me and my dream. I also saw how important the community is (that helps shape InfluxDB) to the company. InfluxData recognizes the community’s hard work contributing to code, content, and support in the Community Slack.

As part of this community, even before I joined InfluxData, I contributed to developing InfluxDB Templates to accelerate the adoption of v2.x. One of the most popular here is the CS:GO template, but I also created a template to track COVID19 in South America and a few more to do system monitoring.

Due to these contributions, I have been invited to be part of the InfluxAces program. This program was created to recognize contributors to InfluxDB with code, content and knowledge sharing with the community.

Opportunity to learn more and challenge to impact through innovation

I love learning, reading, trying new things every day. At InfluxData, I’m learning a lot, working with a great team where we feel challenged to keep going and impact our customers worldwide with innovative solutions.

Do you want to join us?

We’re looking for you. Take a look at our careers page to know about the opportunities, but I warn you:

“We don’t want people who just want jobs but who want careers that fuel their personal and professional growth.”

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