A Day in the Life – Ethan

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If our servers don’t run, neither does our business. And without Ethan, our servers wouldn’t run. Ethan is a systems administrator with Pressable, and he helps the gears turn smoothly. Let’s learn a bit more about what a day of running Pressable’s servers looks like from the man himself.

What is your role at Pressable?

Systems Engineer.

Where are you located?

Virginia Beach, Virginia.

How long have you worked at Pressable?

Since August, 2018.

First shift, second shift, third shift preference?

First shift. I like to get up early and work when it’s quiet.

What were you doing at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday this week?

Killing alerts in Nagios (our server monitoring software) and fielding questions from Support

What were you doing at 3:28 p.m. Friday this week?

Writing a new Ansible role to give the Automattic Newspack team SSH access to their sites.

What is your best work-life balance tip?

Don’t work too much and have hobbies.

If you could describe what a day in the life is like for you in one word, what would it be?


If you had a superpower, what would it be?


What is your biggest goal in how you impact the team and our customers at Pressable?

Make sure the lights stay on and things work as intended.