Introducing Domenico Salvatore Software Engineer at Exein

Introducing Domenico Salvatore Software Engineer at Exein

Embracing Change and Following My Passion: How It Led Me to Exein

My journey begins with a strong fascination for everything related to PCs.

I didn't go straight into a technical school - I chose to attend  classical studies during high school and looking back, I'm so glad I made that decision because it gave me a solid study method and a good command of language.

Yes, Greek and Latin may be dead languages, but they taught me patience, and trust me, when it comes to coding, patience is more important than ever.

Anyway, in University I clearly chose Computer Engineering and my passion for programming grew because of one exam in particular: functional and parallel programming.

Basically I liked the exam so much that I decided I had to find a job in that field.

So I embarked on a journey of experimentation with various jobs, searching for my true passion. It started in the field of Big data, so distributed computing and distributed storage and later continued by joining a startup that used to work with AI applied to data analysis for marketing campaigns.

While I was there I started to realize that these data things weren’t for me, instead I realized I was passionate about low-level programming.

Unfortunately, there were very few companies, especially in Italy, that worked in that field.

Determined to follow my true calling, I decided to take a leap of faith and quit my job without a clear direction or plan in mind. My ultimate goal was to pursue a career that I was genuinely passionate about.

And that's where Rust enters the picture.

It was during one late night of programming that I stumbled upon Rust on the internet, and I was immediately captivated by its unique approach to coding.

Moreover, I also became acquainted with the Rust community. Despite its modest size at the time, our Rust meet-ups fostered a sense of camaraderie among a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts

After having experienced the benefits of Rust, I began applying for job opportunities in two areas: Rust-based and low-level programming.

Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, no one responded to me because there were very few of these jobs around.

But then Exein answered me.

I was absolutely captivated by the job. It seemed so incredible to me to have found a reality in Italy that would allow me to follow my passions, experiment with cutting-edge technologies and give me freedom in choices.

And so my journey at Exein began. At first , nothing was written in Rust, and I was kind of a pioneer when I started working on a new utility tool we needed at that time.

Fast forward to 2023, Pulsar, our open-source project, stands as the solid foundation of our Enterprise solution, with the majority of its code written in Rust.

And It’s been a true ride and an incredible journey to see our security solution grow and evolve over time. There's no denying that passion is a driving force behind innovation.

And that's one of the many reasons why I love working at Exein. Here, you're given the freedom to follow your passion and pursue the projects that truly excite you.

We're not confined to the same old mundane tasks that most jobs require; instead, we're constantly exploring and conducting research in our field. It's a unique space where there's no set path to follow, allowing us to push the boundaries of innovation and explore new ideas.

Other than that It's a privilege to work with such a talented and passionate team, we all understand the critical role that security plays in today's digital landscape, and we're all dedicated to ensuring that our products meet the highest standards.

And as the journey progresses, I am filled with enthusiasm for the future, knowing that each day brings us closer to building a better tomorrow, one line of code at a time.

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