Adobe & CA
Software Developer : June 2005 - July 2009
Years before moving into product management, I worked as a software developer for Adobe Systems and CA Technologies (Known as Computer Associates at that time) for four years. The foundations of software development that got laid in these four years are still helpful in my career as a product leader.
At Adobe Systems, I worked as a software developer first with Adobe Print Technology Group working with the world's top printer manufacturing companies (Ricoh, Epson etc.) and then with the Adobe InDesign team.
Prior to that, my first job in the corporate world was with CA Technologies. Handled software development (primary) and quality assurance (temporary, but valuable stint) for two internal products across three UNIX platforms.
Some non-work memories:
Winning Adobe Innovation Hackathon contested by 30+ teams, founding Adobe Toastmasters Club and being one of the founding members of CA Newsletter "Take a Break" and Adobe Newsletter "Beyond".