Life at Orca Security revolves around the Pod – the people who have joined Orca’s mission to make the cloud a safer place for all. The ‘Pod Spotlight’ is a Q&A series dedicated to showcasing all of the amazing talent at Orca Security.

Today we’re spotlighting Gal Lotem, Senior Product Manager working from the Tel Aviv, Israel office.

Why did you choose to work at Orca Security, and when did you join?

I joined Orca two years ago in the midst of the pandemic, and I chose to join the company because I was captured by the vision to make cloud security available and simple. The understanding that this is a product for people, it’s not just about the tech, is great. 

What advice do you have for people getting started in your field?

My advice would be to fight really hard for your first position and make it the right one. Find a place where you are seen and encouraged, because at the end of the day no one is doing you a favor so it’s important to find a place that is worth your time. Since you spend a lot of time at work, this might be the most important lesson. 

“Find a place where you are seen and encouraged.”

How has working at Orca Security challenged you to grow? 

I had the amazing opportunity to grow with Orca; from being the second PM here to a team of more than ten of us, you start with a whole lot of responsibility. Then, you start handing it off to new team members and yet you alway get new challenges thrown your way, so it’s never boring.

What’s the best thing about working within a team?

Working within a team means it’s not all on you. A product manager’s position is always to be the responsible one, but working with awesome developers and researchers, who bring so much breadth and knowledge to the table, means you can make informed decisions together as a single unit.

Thank you, Gal, for taking the time to sit down and let us know what life is like working at Orca Security! We’re proud to have you swimming with the Pod. 

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