University Feature

Adobe at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2013

October 1, 2013

We have an impressive lineup of Adobe women engineers who are eager to get to know you and learn more about your career aspirations. Stop by booth no. 1122 to meet our team.

Some of the amazing women representing Adobe at GHC include:

Christine-Le Christine Le
Engineering Manager, Mobile App Development Engineering Services Team

What is the most surprising discovery you’ve made at Adobe?
I first joined Adobe because it was solving a consumer problem with an unrivaled software solution. My most surprising discovery after joining was how much Adobe invested in researching and discovering ways to continue and grow an end-to-end solution for our customers. Adobe continues to innovate and better the tools and technologies across all digital experiences, not just in the well-known software we create.

Laurie-ByrumLaurie Byrum
Principal Scientist, Adobe Digital Marketing Business Unit

If you could demystify a fact about Adobe, what would it be?
This is a hard question, because Adobe is not at all mystifying to me. Over and over, I have watched decisions get made in a way that is reasonable and ethical. As an engineer, I respect the former. As a person, I admire the latter. This mode of operations is part of why so many top-notch engineers have stayed at Adobe much longer than is the norm for Silicon Valley, and it is why we have strong relationships with our customers.

Margarita-SavovaMargarita Savova
Sr. Software Engineer in Media & Advertising Solutions

Why do you have the coolest job?
I get to work with some of the hottest Big Data technologies and build innovative software for our data management platform. I work in a fun and creative environment among colleagues that bring the best out in every engineer.

Michelle-SharerMichelle Sharer
Software Engineer, Adobe Digital Marketing Business Unit

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
The best career advice I’ve ever received was to get exposure to as much as possible and get as much experience as possible. I’m a recent college grad, so my experience helped prepare me for my transition into the industry. It also helped me figure out what I wanted out of a company…and eventually helped me land my dream job.

Sara-PerkovicSara Perkovic
Sr. Group Program Manager, Visual Computing Lab

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
This past summer, I worked with my intern on a project to create a vision of the future video of the Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud working seamlessly to help a customer run her fashion design business in the mid-21st century. The goal of the video is to provide the context and inspiration for future Adobe innovations for the Creative and Marketing Clouds.

Cindy-SandersCindy Sanders
Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, Media & Advertising Solutions

What keeps you at Adobe?
The answers to these 3 questions sold me on Adobe and compel me to stay.
1. Who do I work for? The Adobe Founders created a company culture that is unique in our industry. They value people first and it shows in employee benefits, opportunities and respect.

2. What am I working on? We are creating new age technologies to evaluate, understand and guide the digital market. We are able to wittiness real results for our customers in various industries by arming them with the information they need to drive their business.

3. Who do I work with? I am surrounded by a team of talented, visionary, intelligent, passionate, fun and fascinating people who share a common goal. We work together, respect each other and value the results we produce collectively.

These three questions serve as a guiding measure to a positive career experience. These answers sold me on Adobe and compel me to stay.

Members of Adobe’s Talent Selection team (Kelly Orasin and Lauren Russell) will also be at the conference to discuss career opportunities with you.

Lauren-RussellLauren Russell
Technical Talent Scout

A little something about me:
I’m a California transplant living in New York, making hip and trendy Brooklyn a little less cool each and every day. I have a background recruiting top talent for full-time to internship opportunities, targeting strong technical talent for our Digital Media team and I’m really excited to represent Adobe at such a great event.

Kelly-OrasinKelly Orasin
Talent Partner, University Talent

A little something about me:
I recruit stellar computer science, math, stats, Human Computer Interaction and Information Systems students for Adobe’s Digital Marketing, Experience Technology and Research teams. I enjoy traveling to new university campuses across the country to meet top technical talent. This year, I had the chance to explore Georgia Tech University as a core school for our technical team. The accumulated frequent flyer miles also allow me to enjoy personal travel so I make it a point to visit a new destination each year. Next up on the bucket list is a trip to Peru to hike Machu Picchu.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!