Creative Minds At CA- Kiran Diwakar

CA Technologies is extremely proud of the caliber of its employees and celebrates their individual achievements. For us, our employees are our assets who play a great role in determining the company’s success and we believe in valuing, nurturing and retaining them. Hence, we like to support their innovative ideas and concepts that hold the potential to become ‘the next big thing’.

As part of our “Bring What You Bring – Creative Minds At CA” blog series, we are celebrating several of our innovative employees who have brought pride to the organization through their prodigious work.

Meet Kiran Diwakar, our ‘Creative Minds At CA’ blog contributor. He is a Senior Director for Product Management at CA ITC. He is a highly driven and self-motivated individual with a large experience in the design and implementation of enterprise management technologies and the corresponding management solutions.

He holds 18 patents with the USPTO, ITIL v3 Certification, Pragmatic Marketing Certification, and a Professional Trainer Certification. Kiran was elected to and is part of the Council for Technical Excellence (CTE) within CA Technologies, a body of top <1% technical staff, chartered with mentoring and developing future technical leaders and providing expertise and perspective to executive management.

Kiran is also a part of the Patent Review Board which reviews patent applications made by employees for different areas including virtualization, mainframes, cloud, security etc.
Currently, Kiran is responsible for the overall strategy, life-cycle management, business and roadmap for enterprise-class management products in the Infrastructure Management, Application Performance Management & Analytics space. He has received multiple awards and recognition for his innovations.

What interests you in the innovation industry?

We asked Kiran what is it about the technology innovation industry that interested him and what did he want to achieve in this area. He said, “I always had a drive and fascination to make improvements in processes and find solutions to problems. From the beginning of my career, my seniors and colleagues have been inspiring me to invent, improve and evolve. I began doing the same and when I received my first patent which was an improvement to an existing automation product, I was thrilled. The fact that my work was considered unique enough to be recognized by USPTO for a patent was a driving force for me to continue on the path of innovation.”

What inspires you to innovate?

To succeed in something, one requires a goal and then an inspiration that can drive them towards achieving that goal. We asked Kiran as to what were the driving forces, which helped him achieve 18 patents. He said, “The spirit of competitiveness and doing something that is perceived impossible is the first factor. Each time a competitor comes out with a new product, I begin to think about ways to create a better product and outdo the competition. Apart from finding solutions to existing problems, speaking to the sales team and customers about the problems they are facing also acts as food for thought and helps to innovate a solution.”

Did you ever have a Eureka moment or was this a dedicated effort?

Innovation as a process itself is very unpredictable. Some people tend to have a ‘Eureka’ or ‘light bulb’ moment while others continuously put in efforts to think and come up with ideas. We asked Kiran as to which one was it for him. He said, “I never had a Eureka moment. It has always been a dedicated effort to think about problems and possible solutions. Previously, I used to work singularly but with passing years I have learned to work with different product teams and work collaboratively to come up with the best solutions.

How do you work on these innovations while balancing out the regular work?

On being asked as to how he manages to think of these innovations with other everyday tasks at work, this is what Kiran had to say, “I like to work on solutions when I am alone and not distracted by emails or calls. I make it a point to create some time every week to meet and talk to people outside of my work and discuss their views on different products and issues being faced by them.”

How and why do you find this process rewarding?

We asked Kiran as to what did he find rewarding in this whole process. He said, “Apart from the monetary benefit that I got as a patent bonus, the confidence I have gained from being able to invent and the recognition I got for it is most valuable to me. The fact that the product industry recognizes CA and I am recognized as an inventor is very satisfying. Also, this opens up many opportunities in the company.”

What would you suggest to other innovators?

Kiran has great experience in the field of innovation and we wanted him to share some tips and suggestions with other aspiring innovators. This is what he had to suggest, “Generally, people tend to undermine the work they do and do not realize that their work is unique and worthy of getting a patent. Innovation does not have to be a complicated or fancy idea. An improvement to an existing product or process is also considered as an innovation. Hence, I would suggest other engineers to not undervalue their work. Also, collaboration with other teams is very important. Talking to people about an idea helps get clarity, hence meet new people. Lastly, one needs to have a clear and defined problem to come up with a solution. Hence, understand the product and the problem, clearly map the situation and then start working towards a solution.”

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Kiran Diwakar, Senior Director, Product Management

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Women in Technology at CA Technologies – Yuliya Savina

In the world of technology, the achievements and contribution of women are all too often overlooked. With our Women in Technology blog series, we intend to fly the flag for our team of female engineers and developers to highlight their invaluable contribution to the technological sector.

Meet Yuliya Savina

Yuliya is a Software Engineer at CA Technologies working in Quality Assurance. This means means she must have a detailed knowledge of software engineering processes and methods for careful monitoring.

‘I get a great amount of satisfaction in my work as I help ensure the best quality product to our customers’

 In order to successfully achieve top quality software quality assurance, Yuliya must focus on not only processes but defect prevention and continuous improvement.

‘I love that I’m working with a wonderfully supportive team, providing a product that fits the customers’ needs following the agile methodology’

Why did you decide to pursue a career in technology?

 Yuliya has always loved finding out more about how computers work, as well as playing video games. This was the beginning of her passion for technology. When her friend joined CA Technologies, they recommended that Yuliya apply to the company.

 ‘A friend of mine, literally, brought me to CA! All thanks to the referral program’

 Yuliya finds that the best thing about IT is that it can be interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks it is a rich subject with layers of intrigue, providing a stimulating career.

 ‘There are so many different fields in IT- any woman could find something to excite her’

Out of all of CA Technologies DNA traits, which ones are the most important in making you a successful woman in technology at CA Technologies?

‘Collaborative, authentic, creative, agile and uncompromising integrity.’

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 Yuliya Savina- Software Engineer

Why I Joined CA – Miroslav Nozicka

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Miroslav Nozicka

Miroslav, or Miro as his team and friends know him, has lived in Prague all his life. He is an Associate Software Engineer in the CA office of the Czech capital. He enjoys to nurture his talent for technology in his spare time, as well as practicing martial arts and indulging his interest in cars.

Why CA Technologies?

CA’s testimonials and endorsements by their members of staff, both past and present, helped to convince Miroslav that the company was the perfect place for him. He was attracted by their attitude that their employees are more than just numbers, they are individuals.

‘Before starting at CA, their people, company culture and approach really stood out to me.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

Miroslav’s initial impressions of CA’s positive culture lived up to his expectations when he began his onboarding experience. His team welcomed him warmly and were more than happy to answer any queries he had, both about his work and CA in general.

‘The team were very friendly and pleasant, as well as being very helpful and supportive.’

He and his team work together in perfect harmony, ensuring that their collaboration and communication is constant. The best thing about his role is that Miroslav always feels stimulated and inspired.

‘My work is so interesting- I believe it is a vital part of my career journey.’

No day is ever the same, which helps Miroslav and his team feel motivated.

‘There’s no such thing as a ‘stereotypical day’ at CA. I learn something new every day.’

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Miroslav Nozicka- Associate Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Tetiana Gavrylova

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Tetiana Gavrylova 

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Tetiana moved to Prague in 2015 with her husband. She is now an Associate Software Engineer. ‘I’ve always been into Information Technologies, Engineering, Mathematics and Exact Sciences, but didn’t have an opportunity to apply that passion to my job before I joined CA. I like to learn somethinnew every day, and search for incomplete things to make them perfect.’

When she isn’t working, Tetiana enjoys travelling and discovering new places. To relax, she loves to read books and seek interesting facts. When she’s not relaxing she enjoys a spot of hiking. Her favourite place in the Prague office is the spacious kitchen and her cubicle, which she has personalized to make it feel like home!

‘I’m traveling as much as I can and hope that someday it will be hard to find a place on the Earth I’ve never been to!’

Why CA Technologies?

Before starting work at CA, Tetiana lived locally to the Prague office and fell in love with it straight away. When it was time to find a job in her new home, she knew exactly where to apply.

‘Every day I was drinking my coffee, looking at people working at the business park, and dreaming that one day I would be one of them.’

Now that she is a part of the CA team, Tetiana can employ her skills in software engineering and learn new ones every day. Her new role provides her with invaluable resources and help to ensure that her learning process is comfortable and enjoyable.

‘I like that I’m allowed to try different tasks and even roles within a team, which allows to see what I’m better at.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

When she began her work at CA, Tetiana had a lot of questions since everything was new to her. The company always ensured that new starters are provided with as much support as they need to make sure they feel comfortable in their fresh role.

‘I had an appointed buddy, managers, and additional team support, who are ready at any minute to give me a helping hand if I asked.’

The DNA principles of CA is something that has impressed Tetiana, as she can see them in practice each day. They apply to all aspects of working life, allowing staff to achieve success and work to the best of their ability.

‘Each of the DNA principles is a part of a working process, which I can see happening every day. They perfectly demonstrate how a great company and product can be formed successfully.’

CA’s office in Prague attracts talent on a global scale, which means they provide great support to those relocating from another part of the world. Tetiana enjoys this aspect of her work environment, as it allows her and her team to appreciate and learn from a range of cultures.

‘I like the multicultural environment at CA and how people from different parts of the world communicate, understand, support, and respect each other.’

We’re delighted to see that Tetiana has had a great start to her life at CA Technologies. We asked how she would describe her #LifeAtCA.

‘I wake up every morning wanting to go to work and I’m excited about what I’ll learn today – that says something!’

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Tetiana Gavrylova- Associate Software Engineer

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A Day in the Life at CA: Katie Martin, Lead Teacher, CA Montessori Children’s Center

Katie Martin, CA Montessori Children's Center teacher

What it’s like to work as a Lead Teacher at a CA Montessori Children’s Center

 We’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by introducing some of the outstanding Teachers at our company-subsidized, on-site Montessori Centers, which CA has provided for the past 25 years in our larger global offices for the children and family members of our employees. This profile of one of our Montessori Lead Teachers is part of our careers blog series “A Day in The Life At CA”.

Meet Katie

Katie Martin, Lead Teacher, CA Montessori Children's CenterKatie has been a preschool teacher for 7 years, six of those at the CA Technologies Montessori Children’s Center in Framingham, MA, where she teaches children from 3 to 6 years old. She’s wanted to be a teacher ever since she can remember.

“As a teenager, all my jobs revolved around children, working at camps, afterschool programs, etc. Those experiences finalized my decision to pursue a career as a teacher.”

Katie went to school with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Through her student teaching and practicums, she fell in love with working in preschool environments.

When she’s not teaching, Katie and her husband love to travel to new places or visit friends and family. She also volunteers as a coach for a youth lacrosse team in her town. “I played in college and have loved introducing the game to 9- and 10-year old girls. Seeing them enjoy the game the way I have is really rewarding!” she said.

A typical day

The first thing Katie does in the morning is set up her classroom to make sure she’s prepared for the day. The Center opens at 8:00 a.m., with children coming in throughout the morning depending on their parents’ work schedule. She greets the children as they come in and they spend time talking while enjoying breakfast. After breakfast, the children begin their work cycle. During this time, Katie works with the children individually, or in small groups.

“This teaching philosophy can take me from multiplication with one child to reading with another, or washing a table. I love being able to work one-on-one with the children, as it allows me to build individual relationships better than I can when working with large groups.”

After a three-hour work cycle, they go outside, where the children have opportunities to ride bikes, play in the sandbox, or use their imaginations to open an ice cream shop. Then it’s time for lunch.

“We eat our meals family style so we can sit and talk and enjoy lunch together. This is a wonderful time to connect as a group, before the children lay down for their nap.”

After nap time ends, around 3 p.m., there are snacks and thematic activities based on current events and the interests of the children.

“Every day follows the same schedule, but can be so different based on the children and their interests.”

The Center

We asked Katie what she feels is the best part of the center.

“The best part about the center is the team I work with. There are seven of us right now, and we really work well together to support each other and the children. Having relocated, I have really loved getting to know and build relationships with my coworkers.”

As for her classroom, she says the best part besides the children is the environment and Nala, the class’ pet rabbit.

Nala the rabbit, CA Montessori Children's Center

“The best part of the classroom is how it promotes the children to be independent and a part of their own community. The room is warm and welcoming and meant to feel like a children’s house. The children have opportunities to interact with beautiful materials and make their own connections to the world around them.

“The children adore Nala and make sure that she is well taken care of. She hops around the room during our day and joins us outside when it’s nice out. Watching the children understand the responsibility and needs of an animal at this age is such a wonderful experience.”

Katie also loves hosting Center events.

“For the Olympics this year, we hosted an Olympic day with winter events and a photo booth. Having Center celebrations for holidays and events is such a special part of our school culture.”

Katie Martin, CA Montessori Children's Center

Benefits

All employees of the CA Montessori Children’s Centers enjoy the full array of CA benefits. Katie said that CA’s commitment to education and training has been a large part of her role at the center.

“I was sent to AMI training in Dallas for three summers to learn the Montessori philosophy and my role as a lead teacher. CA sponsored the program and covered the expenses to travel and live in Texas. Working for a company that values ongoing education and personal growth is important to me.”

Why CA?

We asked Katie what advice she would give to teachers about working for tech company-subsidized school, as opposed to a more traditional setting.

“Working for a school that is sponsored by a tech company creates such a wonderful, welcoming community. The parents can come down and visit, have lunch and participate in center events. You feel like you are part of a larger community than just a school, which is a uniquely positive aspect to our program.

“The peace of mind that CA provides its employees by allowing them to take such an active role in their child’s day is special. They have made a commitment to the importance of early education, and I love being a part of their mission.”

If you’re interested in teaching at a CA Montessori Children’s Center, search here or create a custom job alert to get notifications on teacher roles that match your search.

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A Day in the Life at CA: Melissa Delapaz-Smith, Lead Teacher, CA Montessori Children’s Center

Melissa Delapaz-Smith, Montessori Teacher, Day in the Life At CA

What it’s like to work as a Lead Teacher at a CA Montessori Children’s Center

 We’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by introducing some of the outstanding Teachers at our company-subsidized, on-site Montessori Centers, which CA has provided for the past 25 years in our larger global offices for the children and family members of our employees. This profile of one of our Montessori Lead Teachers is part of our careers blog series “A Day in The Life At CA”.

 Meet Melissa

Melissa Delapaz-Smith, Lead Teacher, CA Montessori Children's CenterMelissa Delapaz-Smith is a Lead Teacher at the CA Children’s Montessori Center in Islandia, NY, where she has been teaching for almost 16 years. She has always enjoyed spending time with young children such as her cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, so it was only natural that she became a teacher. When she was a student at Stony Brook University, she volunteered at an on-campus preschool. That’s when she saw an ad for an open house at the CA Montessori Children’s Center.

“I saw that it was a Montessori setting and it was something I was very interested in, having gone to a Montessori school myself as a child.”

Outside of work, Melissa has two daughters, ages 9 and 12, who dance competitively and play softball. Her husband is also a teacher who works with children who have autism and does early intervention.

“Our family is fully supportive of each other, so we are always there for our girls, going to their dance competitions and softball games.”

Melissa and her family, who live in Long Beach, also love to spend time outdoors riding bikes, running on the boardwalk, or going to the beach. They are also huge Yankees fans and love going to baseball games as often as they can!

An average day at work

Melissa, who is often the first teacher to arrive, starts her day by greeting the children and their parents. She sets up her classroom and talks to parents about the morning or anything eventful that happened the night before. The children then help get breakfast ready and eat. By 9:15, breakfast is cleared and the children start choosing activities to work on.

For the remainder of the morning, she presents lessons, takes notes and makes observations. The children go outside to play while Melissa takes her lunch break. After lunch she helps them clean up and get settled into the afternoon work cycle. Children who are not napping choose activities, then she typically works with kindergarteners in smaller group lessons.

By 3:15, the kindergarteners leave the classrooms for their specials. On Thursdays, she teaches them science, where they utilize the center’s certified outdoor classrooms, weather permitting. When weather doesn’t permit, lessons take place in the science classroom, where she has been incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineer and math) subjects. The children then usually leave between 5 and 6 p.m.

“I love the age group that I teach. Part of the Montessori philosophy is mixed ages in a classroom, and in my classroom, the children’s ages range from 3 to 6 years old … I enjoy watching the older children take [the toddlers] underneath their wings, and they want to help them so much.”

The Montessori Center

We asked Melissa what her favorite part of the center is.

“I think that one of the best things about our center is that it is so family oriented. Many of the staff members have been working here for over 10 years. We have families who have had all of their children in the center and some of those former students are now in college. I have students that I taught who are now in high school, some in college as well, and some I keep in touch with.”

She also loves her classroom.

“The best part about my classroom is that I know the parents feel like they are not just dropping off their children with a babysitter. They know that the children are feeling loved and cared for, but they are also learning and they are getting life skills like independence, self-help and love of learning to prepare them for the future.”

CA Montessori Children's center classroom, Islandia, NY

CA benefits

Teachers at our Montessori centers enjoy the full range of CA Technologies benefits. What is Melissa’s favorite?

“I honestly have to say that for me the best CA benefit is the Montessori Children’s Center. And I am not saying this because I work there. I was able to bring both of my girls to work with me every day from the time they were 3 months old. My managers and team members were so supportive of me, as I was also breastfeeding. I was able to step out of the classroom so that I could go downstairs and nurse.”

She also found CA and the CA Montessori Children’s Center to be very supportive when her family was severely affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

“I was able to take time off I needed and our family also received donations of clothing, supplies and emotional support. It was such a difficult time, but we were able to get through because of such support and caring.”

Why CA?

We asked Melissa what she would tell teachers wondering what it’s like to work for a school subsidized by a tech company, as opposed to a more traditional setting.

“It is such a unique environment, but I believe there are many benefits to being part of a tech company versus a school district. We are able to have all of the benefits CA employees have. We are also not restricted to take vacation during regular school vacations; we can take vacations at any time during the year.

“It is more of a family environment, instead of spending September through June with the children, you get to work with these children and their families for two to three years and really get to know them. I think you take an important role in shaping these children’s minds and really become a part of their families.

“I truly love what I do and the impact I have on these children’s lives. I feel fortunate to work for a company that places an importance on balancing work and family life.”

If you’re interested in teaching at a CA Montessori Children’s Center, search here or create a custom job alert to get notifications on teacher roles that match your search.

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Thrive at CA: Meet Abbasali Tavawala, Manager, Internal Audit

Thrive At CA - Abbasali Tavawala, Manager, Internal Audit

As part of our Thrive program, an internal initiative at CA focused on driving a diverse and inclusive work environment, we’d like you to meet a few of our employees and learn what unique attributes they bring that allow them to thrive at CA.

Meet Abbasali Tavawala, Manager, Internal Audit, and learn how his love of reading and learning new skills helps him bring valuable insights to his job.

 

Check out #LifeAtCA and #BringWhatYouBring on social media to learn more about our culture, and meet some of our great people first-hand and see what they bring to CA each day.

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A Day in the Life at CA: Pedro Bullaudy, Digital Sales Partner Account Manager

Pedro Bullaudy, Digital Sales, Partner Account Manager

From sales to salsa, learn how Pedro is breaking barriers every day

When searching for a role or starting your career in the tech industry, you’ll typically find bulleted information on a company’s job description, benefits and culture. We want to go a step beyond and give you insight from a real CA employee. This profile of Pedro Bullaudy, Digital Sales Partner Account Manager, is part of our careers blog series “A Day in The Life At CA”.

Pedro came to CA 13 years ago with a sales background in the distribution industry, having worked with global firms such as Arrow Electronics and AT&T. He started working tele-leads at CA’s Customer Interaction Center (CIC) in Tampa, FL, before moving to the Channel Sales team and Digital Sales Partner account management.

Recently, the Florida Department of State recognized Pedro with a Florida Heritage Award – presented annually to citizens who have made long-standing contributions to Florida’s cultural heritage, and honor the state’s most influential tradition bearers for excellence, significance and authenticity.

For more 20 years, Pedro has served as a bandleader and the driving force behind the Tampa Bay Area’s salsa scene, delivering original arrangements, fresh energy and the best of Latin music repertoire. He was born in Santiago de Cuba, but fled with his family in the freedom flights from Havana to Miami.

Pedro Bullaudy, Digital Sales, Partner Account Manager

After settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Pedro developed an interest in music and began playing trumpet. He came of age as salsa began to coalesce among Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians in New York. He shared the stage with Latin music giants like Eddie Palmieri, Roberto Torres, Jose Fajardo and began performing with the progressive group, Cuba Song, with Edwin Bonilla who is known for his decades-long run with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine.

Pedro’s group, Orquesta INFINIDAD, has performed twice at the Super Bowl, as well as at the Clearwater Jazz Festival, House of Blues, in a Netflix film and in many local festivals.

We asked Pedro a few questions about his job at CA and his music. Here’s what he had to say.

1. How do you contribute to eliminating the barriers between ideas and outcomes for our customers?
I take the time to work with our Partners and internal teams to understand the different perspectives, possibilities and human factors that are specific to a challenge. Based on that, I translate a vision into an approach, and present it in a way that produces desired actions through individuals and groups.

2. Why is it important that we all “bring what we bring” to contribute different and unique perspectives?
This brings to mind the story of blind men describing different parts of the same elephant. Each based their response on the section that was immediate to them, and each was different. By bringing and discussing different perspectives, we can come to more fully understand the bigger picture and how to more effectively approach solutions.

3. Tell me a bit about how you’re bringing it outside of work with your recent 2018 Florida Folk Heritage award.
I bring a vision of the level of excellence that we are trying to achieve, and understand that it takes work. This, coupled with realistically addressing the details with sincere communication, has helped me to consistently produce harmonious outcomes!

4. How does music help inspire you to do great work at CA?  
It is very satisfying and makes me happy – which makes for more positive work all-around. It also teaches that consistency requires discipline for a smooth outcome. Through improvisation, it demonstrates that anyone can make stuff up… but to make it right, it takes work.

5. Why is it important to you that you’re making a difference – both at home and at work? How are the two related?
They are both in their own way “family” and I always look bring my best to both. When I do that every day – I feel alive, happy and ready to face any challenge that comes my way.

For more information on the Heritage Awards ceremony, click here. Watch Pedro’s interview with Lissette Campos on ABC News, here.

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Pride Month Profile: Jesse Santa Cruz

Throughout LGBT Pride Month, CA Technologies celebrated by spotlighting a few of our amazing employees from the LGBT Community. Even though Pride Month is technically past, we have one more outstanding employee we’d like to introduce.

Meet Jesse Santa Cruz, Coordinator, Talent Acquisition, who is based in Boulder, CO. Jesse began working for CA two years ago. He originally worked for Rally Software, then helped the recruiting team when CA acquired that company.

We asked Jesse to describe exactly what a Coordinator, Talent Acquisition does.

“I ensure that candidates and interview teams meet on time and have meaningful conversations that lead to stellar hires for CA. A typical day for me includes tons of interview scheduling for roles across the country, meetings with the local HR team, and assisting the Talent Acquisition Marketing team with tasks such as social media analytics and copy editing.”

“This is my first role, and I’m glad that I kick-started my career with CA!”

Jesse says that the culture in the Boulder office has had a great impact on him as a member of the LGBT community.

“I have worked in places where I struggled with being completely open with my co-workers with what I do on weekends, who I go on dates with, and what my true interests and hobbies are. The team here in Boulder is judgement free.”

When Jesse isn’t at work, he enjoys getting outside for a hike. “Living in Boulder, Colorado, the outdoors is king!” You can also find him sifting through thrift shops for quirky graphic tees, and “attempting to emulate Bob Ross paintings with small yet incremental success.”

What would Jesse say to a member of the LGBT community considering a career with CA Technologies?

“Bring What You Bring! I would tell them that if they are looking for a job in tech, CA is a great place to be. CA’s clear dedication in messaging, as well as actions about increasing diversity is proof that the stale ‘hush  hush’ corporate environment is being disposed of with the culture of inclusion that CA Technologies is striving to create.”

If you’re ready to bring what you bring to CA, Search here or create a custom job alert to get notifications on roles that match your search.

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Pride Month Profile – Meghan Stabler

We continue to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month by spotlighting a few of our amazing employees from the LGBTQ Community.

Meet Meghan Stabler, Advisor, Business Unit Strategy.

Meghan originally started working for CA in the 90s, left to join another company, then rejoined CA in 2010, which she jokingly refers to as her “second tour of duty” with CA. Meghan works from her home office in a town just north of Austin, TX, where she says the views from the three windows in her workspace “bring a smile to my face every day.” She enjoys the collaboration of her teammates and other CA employees.

“I get to work with some absolutely great people, inspiring leaders and motivated team members. That helps me bring passion to what we do. I love it!”

We asked Meghan to describe her role at CA.

“I’m working to ensure our CEO Renewal message and value proposition is front and center, internally and externally. My core objective, along with other members of Trevor Bunker’s Lifecycle Management team, is to ensure our customers extract maximum value realization from their product investments with CA.”

LGBTQ Equality

As a transgender woman, Meghan has been a leading member of the LGBTQ community and has worked extensively for LGBTQ equality for more than two decades in the workplace, military service and society. She has advocated for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, worked tirelessly for marriage equality, and has even testified before the U.S. Congress and many state houses to ensure workplace non-discrimination laws include sexual orientation and gender identity protections.

“If we are only authentic at home and not at work, then we are only bringing a part of ourselves to our job,” says Meghan.

Meghan praises CA for their inclusive policies.

“CA has been a great champion for our LGBTQ causes and internally has many benefits that cover LGBTQ employees, couples and their families. That is something to be proud of!”

What would Meghan say to a member of the LGBT community considering a career with CA Technologies?

“CA is the right choice. If you are looking for an inclusive, safe and welcoming workplace, where you can bring your authentic self and skills to help transform customer businesses, then CA is the place.”

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