For as long as I can remember I’ve seen myself in a product/leadership role instead of an engineering role. I gave marketing a shot at KB Home the summer before my junior year of college, and I gave product management a shot while I was at Redfin my senior year of college. At the end of my Redfin internship I decided I wanted to grow my technical skills before taking a full time business role. After a two-month backpacking trip through Western Europe, I took an internship at Google Shanghai and started at Cloudera once I had visa issues in China. The team at Cloudera is truly and utterly amazing. Two years working at Cloudera taught me an immense amount about Hadoop, engineering, system administration, and what it takes to build a great company. I wouldn’t trade those two years for anything.
Today I’m announcing that I’ve left Cloudera for a product marketing position at Atlassian. I’ve decided that my technical skills have grown as large as they need to be given my career goals, and I’m very enthusiastic to be on such a great team at Atlassian,