Get to Know Les

Meet Les, a Cloud Engineer at Quantifi. Our Employee Spotlight series features the talented individuals that make up our dynamic team and takes a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to work for Quantifi.


What motivates you to get out of bed for work?

Usually my cat when he wants breakfast or to go outside! But for work, the ability to effect real change for business processes and environments. Being able to directly improve systems and processes benefits the internal teams and clients and is a great motivator for getting out of bed.

How would you describe your day job to a child?

I’m the Mayor of Legotown. We have many clients and internal teams who have houses and shops all over Legotown. Sometimes there are issues with the houses and shops – like a broken door or roof. It’s my job to rebuild and repair the town. Other times, we have new residents in Legotown, so it’s my job to build new houses or shops for them. Sometimes there are requests for upgrades like a 2nd story on a house and I perform those upgrades.

What do you like most about your job?

I like a challenge. There is great scope for improvement in what we do in our hosted environments and we have a core team in IT who are all on the same page. We are all relatively new to Quantifi so there’s a sense of a “greenfield environment” where we can build and support the systems more efficiently than before. It’s a pleasure to work with so many talented people across all teams who are more than willing to provide help and assistance if required.

It’s a pleasure to work with so many talented people across all teams who are more than willing to provide help and assistance if required.

What advice would you give to recent new entrants?

Quantifi is a great place to work with a smart and talented team. If you have questions or are unsure of anything, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance or support. Everyone is always willing to help you out. You will learn a lot working with everyone at Quantifi.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? I have a forklift license. My first job after school was in a cabinetmaking factory where I operated the large Giben CNC machine to cut up laminate boards for making bathroom vanities. I needed to load and stack packs of laminate in/out of the machine. It was definitely fun to drive the forklift. More fun came from using the pallet jacks as scooters up and down the factory while the boss wasn’t around. Couldn’t get away with that these days!

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