What’s it like to work in Digital Presales at CA?
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 one of our Team Leads for Digital Presales is part of our careers blog series “A Day in The Life At CA”.
Nathan has been with CA for three and a half years, working in the Plano, Texas office. He started fresh out of college in our Digital Presales Associate Program, which consisted of nine months of intense technical and soft skills training. Since then, he has moved up, first into a Consultant role supporting Service Virtualization, then into a Team Lead Role, running the Continuous Delivery Digital Presales team.
“As a team lead [I] help my team members achieve their personal goals and achieve success, and work with the sales team to strategically win business for CA.”
An average day
Nathan’s day typically includes a mix of customer discovery calls, internal calls and product demos. The first thing he does every day is check his email and calendar, then on to prepping for meetings or working on any projects that may be on deck.
Nathan says the best part of his job is helping people remove the barriers that stand in the way of their success.
“For customers, this is by helping them understand the best way to leverage tools and processes. For my team, this is removing barriers and teaching.”
Nathan says the people are the best part of the Plano office.
“The digital sales and presales teams are like a big family here in Plano, and that helps to make it fun to go into work daily.”
He also likes that his workspace is close not only to the presales team, but also the sales team.
“When you are next to each other daily, there is an atmosphere of continual improvement that begins to develop. It is also very easy to walk over to someone and have a conversation face to face.”
While CA offers a wide array of benefits, Nathan says that his favorites are the “tiny things.”
“For instance, the company caters breakfast on Fridays and they provide fresh, movie-theater style popcorn once a week.”
We asked Nathan why someone might want to consider CA over some of the better-known technology companies.
“I would say that we are well known within the technology space, but the cool thing about being focused on strictly B2B is that I know that I help most of the companies that people use daily create and execute on their vision, which then allows them to continue innovating.
“The other cool thing is that here you get to experience a company’s digital transformation first-hand with things like project Tensor and the move from mainframe focus to a more distributed focus.”