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Creative problem solving as a Conga Solutions Engineer

Kelli Blystone

May 06, 2020

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At Conga, our team culture is a core part of who we are as a company. We think Conga is a great place to work, and we want to share our experiences—and our team!—with the world. In our Employee Spotlight blog series, we’re introducing readers to the talented folks in the Conga offices, and sharing how they’re finding success on this high-growth, fast-paced team.
 
Today we’re talking to Sophie Maher to learn more about what it’s like to be a Solutions Engineer at Conga’s London office.

Name: Sophie Maher
Title: Solutions Engineer

How long have you worked at Conga, and why did you decide to join the team?

I have worked at Conga for almost a year now. I worked in the financial industry before, so was keen to switch things up and work for a SaaS company, particularly in the Salesforce ecosystem. Conga seemed like the right fit!

What’s a little known fact about you?

I have hiked up Trolltunga in Norway.

How would you describe the culture on your team?

We’re a lively bunch who go out for a social at least once a month and have a team lunch every other week. Everyone in the team comes from different backgrounds in life but I think that’s why we all get on so well!

What’s something that surprised you about Conga?

The brand recognition associated with Conga was quite surprising when I first started. Hearing our partners speak so highly of our products and seeing customers reach out to us because they heard about us through word-of-mouth really put into perspective how valued we are as a company from an external point of view.

What does your career path look like? How is Conga helping you get there?

Right now, I’m studying for my Salesforce Administration exam and have personal career goals that I’m trying to smash on a quarterly basis. For example: attending presenting speaking slots or passing Conga product certified exams.

What excites you most about working for Conga?

Every day is different, I’m interacting with people from all different departments, not just people with technical backgrounds. Also, no two use cases are the same so I’m always thinking of new creative ways to apply our products that best suit the needs of our customers!

How do you like to spend your time outside of Conga?

I have a good eye for photography and am a self-confessed Instagram addict. However, I plan on being more active by getting back into football and joining a team when it gets a bit warmer outside!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? (work or non-work related)

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

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Are you a creative problem solver? At Conga, it's not just our Solutions Engineers who get to be creative as they find solutions for our customers. We've built a team that thrives on innovative collaboration, and we'd love to have you aboard! Check out our full list of open roles on our careers page.


 

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