Member Interview: Josip Kulundzic, F5
What is your role at F5? How long have you been there, and what do you enjoy most about your job?
I am a Manager of third-line engineers at F5 Networks. I was previously working as a Support Manager at our F5 UK support office. When I discovered we were opening an office in NZ I jumped at the chance. I’ve been with F5 since 2005, but here in NZ since 2014 when our new office officially opened – I accepted the job and moved here without ever having visited NZ before, and I love it!
Describe what 2017 means for you and F5 Networks:
We have grown considerably since the Support Office opening in 2014, we are currently 25 staff strong and we will continue to grow in size to help provide 24/7 support coverage to our global customers.
What Generator facilities make things easier for you on a daily basis?
The Generator reception folks make our lives much easier, whether it’s helping us order stationery, catering for events, or helping with other facilities-related things at our Fanshawe Street office. The Generator helpdesk folks also get a special mention for helping us with IT problems and arranging access cards.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I speak two languages (English and Croatian), and have lived in three countries (Australia, England, New Zealand).
What passion project are you currently working on?
Currently trying to convert a Lego technic offroader into an RC car.
If we were to find you at Generator’s bar on a Friday, what would you be drinking?
A single malt Whisky.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close did you get?
I wanted to be a knight… but it seems I was born in the wrong century.
Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?
Na na na na na na na na Batman!