Employee Spotlight – Kamil Grzela
Getting to know Kamil Grzela, Security Architect at matrix Eastern Europe.
1. How did you choose your profession?
I don’t remember the exact day I started my Cybersecurity career because it was some kind of evolution from the IT maintenance area to the security field. I can only assume it was more than ten years ago.
2. How did you choose to enter this role and what strengths did it develop?
I have worked as Security Architect, so it’s a continuation of my carrier plan, where I am collecting new experience.
3. How did you choose to work at matrix Eastern Europe?
I did not know Matrix Eastern Europe as a company. It was a spontaneous decision that I don’t regret.
4. How does your day go?
My day work starts at 8 am when I have time to check my scheduled tasks; I have meetings with my teammates and the end customers from the automotive industry. I have dedicated focus time to concept work. My day-by-day jobs sometimes are different from my plan. I finish my work day at 5 pm. I am an optimist, so each day is good for me, and every day is something new.
5. What is the best thing that you like about your job?
There are many things that I like about my job actually: The fact that it’s an interesting industry (automotive cybersecurity), The challenging tasks where we solve the comprehensive problem, and the sense of teamwork that we have.
6. How do you manage to maintain a good balance between your professional and personal life?
When it is time to work, I focus on work, but when it is time for rest and family, I focus on that. I am trying to cut off my work life with my personal life.
7. Tell us what is the main product that you’re working on and what are your responsibilities.
As a Security Architect, I create Security Concepts and deliver work products related to automotive components. It’s a comprehensive process requiring many small pieces that must be prepared.
8. What are the biggest challenges you are facing in your work and how do you overcome them?
Currently, I work with the team in Nord America, so the time zone is difficult for me, so I have rearranged my daily schedule and am trying to work with them in their time zone, but it’s not a mandatory rule.
9. What are your plans for the future?
I have a plan to develop myself. I am proud of how much I have learned to this moment, what input I added to the industry, and what solutions that were created by me will be used in the vehicle itself. Maybe in the future, I will have an exciting cybersecurity certificate like OSCP or a Ph.D. diploma.
10. What tips can you give to a person who would so like to choose your profession?
Don’t be afraid to do this step; the automotive cybersecurity industry is a fantastic world where you impact future vehicles in aspects of their safety and security.