By: Olivia Lam, WITI Staff Writer How does one achieve work/life balance, and what does that look like in the professional realm? Suma Sushilendra is a testament to the fact…
In our “Engineering Energizers” Q&A series, we examine the life experiences and career paths that have shaped Salesforce engineering leaders. Meet Kwesi Ames, our vice president of software engineering, who leads the Hyperforce Solutions Engineering team (HSE). Kwesi and his globally distributed team (hailing from the U.S., Ireland, and India) provide a guided journey for internal developers to seamlessly migrate their products and services onto Hyperforce.
In 2018, Salesforce began development of Hyperforce — a next-gen infrastructure platform that leverages public cloud to securely and swiftly deliver Salesforce software to customers worldwide. The platform development’s team priorities were focused: build Hyperforce, get it sentient, and provide cloud-native tools that drive internal product developers’ innovations, empowering them to create cutting-edge features instead of maintaining infrastructure.
With a technology career that spans 16 years, Salesforce Senior Director of Technical Support Engineering Ken O’Dwyer has never strayed far from the customer. Learn how he's found purpose, connection, customer success, and giving in his career.
Learn more about Jane Donohoe, Director of Solution Engineering at Salesforce's career path, including why she loves her role, more about her team, and her overall experience at Salesforce.
Steve Jobs once famously said: “Learn continually — there is always ‘one more thing’ to learn!” Khalid Mohammad Abdul embodies this sentiment. The former biology student’s chance encounter with the Salesforce platform piqued his curiosity in coding, leading him into what had been a completely alien world until then. Today, Khalid is the senior manager of a team of development engineers.
When Chandrakala Gokarla started her career in engineering, it was challenging for women to make a mark. Yet, almost two decades later, she proudly dons the mantle of Director of Software Engineering at Salesforce, heading a global team of more than 40 members. Her journey is a testament to resilience, passion, and the power of an inclusive and encouraging workplace.
Padmaja Kota, Senior Director of Software Engineering at Salesforce knew from a young age that she wanted to be a software engineer. Today, she's inspiring the next generation of women to chase their dreams in tech.
At Salesforce, we’re committed to creating a workplace that enables our employees to do their best work. That looks pretty different in the year 2021, so we’ve been continuously evolving how we work.
Software engineering can’t be reduced to a set of rules. Rather, it’s about understanding the problems we’re trying to solve, and making trade-offs among competing priorities. It’s nuanced work that requires experience and lots of clear communication.