Emily Strachan

With the nature of our business, security is of the utmost importance to both ourselves and our clients. With that in mind, we’ve recently appointed Lee Blackwell, as our Head of IT and Security. Lee is tasked with helping our Systems Administration automate day to day tasks, working with our Service Reliability Engineering team to improve our deployment process and ensuring the security of Visualsoft is maintained and progressed!

Here’s a quick Q&A, to help you get to know our recent recruit a little better...

What about your role most excites you?

The opportunity to make a positive difference by taking the Visualsoft infrastructure to the next level with real world DevOps.

What was your previous role?

Global IT Operations & Systems Manager.

Describe yourself in three words…

Three isn’t enough...

What do you like to do when you’re not hard at work?

I’ll most likely be out walking with my dog!

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

I’d most likely choose someone artistic; I’m not at all artistic, so I’d like the chance to learn and understand how the ‘art’ thing works.

What website do you visit most?

Recently, I’ll be on a Visualsoft site (most likely, the monitoring system) or GitHub.

What’s in your coffee?

Full fat milk and plenty of sugar; it’s my one-a-day vice.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

I physically installed the web server that hosted the first Channel 4 website.

If you’re interested in experiencing #LifeAtVS and becoming a part of our team, check out our latest vacancies online here.

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