Advancing Life & Work

Meet Matthew - Intern to Full Time


During my senior year of college, I attended a job fair at UC Santa Cruz with the hopes of landing an internship with HPE. I was interested in learning more about the CloudOps team at Aruba, HPE because of the overlap between my personal interests in tech and the software they produce. I spoke with two engineers from the team who filled me in about the exciting work they do. Speaking with them showed me that interning here would expand my understanding and technical skills in software development.


After going through the interview process, I was extremely excited to receive an offer for an internship with Aruba in March 2020. This amazing experience was going to set the course for my career. I was placed on the automation portion of Aruba’s CloudOps team and was given the opportunity to learn about many incredible and cutting-edge services.


As my college graduation was approaching, I received the call from HPE that I was hoping for. I was offered a full-time position as a Site Reliability Engineer with Aruba. Instantly, I accepted the offer and was thrilled to begin my career with such a renowned company.


I was able to quickly transition from intern to engineer with the support of my team members and managers. Over the course of my short tenure at HPE, I have enjoyed my teams collaboration and honest feedback, which has given me the tools that I need to excel.


Due to COVID-19, we have all worked in a remote capacity. However, this has not stopped Aruba’s CloudOps team from producing new products. While I enjoy working from home, I look forward to getting back into the office and working alongside my teammates.


My advice to future potential interns is to go for it. Make sure that you apply for the job, even if you do not believe that you have all of the qualifications that HPE is looking for. If you have a passion for tech and the drive to succeed, HPE can teach you the rest.


Meet Matthew Wirtz:

Matthew is an avid hiker and tech guru. He received his degree in computer science from the University of California, Santa Cruz in June 2020. Though he started his career in the midst of COVID-19, he does not let these challenging times hold him back from achieving success. He works extremely hard to push himself forward in his career and knows that his colleagues at HPE have been instrumental in that process. In his free time, he enjoys staying active, reading, and taking on new coding projects.


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Recruitment Marketing Manager for Americas Region