Gabrielle originally wanted to be involved with international business, doing international studies before entering the workforce in legal marketing, where she learned how to break down and tackle big projects. Deciding against law school, Gabrielle began freelancing as a web developer, eventually enrolling in a bootcamp and joining a large, technology-forward international company with room to grow—Conversant.
Arriving around 8:30 AM, casually dressed, Gabrielle typically starts a few data processes, grabs coffee, and heads to a morning stand-up meeting. Using agile methods, Gabrielle coordinates with diverse teams, taking initiative to integrate the various ad-server systems that Conversant has acquired through mergers. Punctuated with lunch and gym breaks, Gabrielle usually heads home around 5:30 PM.
“To a candidate interviewing here, I would say to research the digital advertising industry as a whole first—it’s a complex beast. If you’re coming to an engineering role here, looking up various components of what an ad-exchange or network might do would be really helpful as a background.”
“My direct boss told me that his job is to remove obstacles for us, his team, and I think that really embodies the style of management here. They’re pretty hands-off, but they’re there when you need them, and their main focus is to allow you to do your job better—and to make sure you’re happy and satisfied working here.”