OFFICE HOURS: Advancing Your Technical Career

Preethi Narayanan
Preethi Narayanan
OFFICE HOURS: Advancing Your Technical Career

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In this Office Hours session, we are discussing decisions around advancing your career. Once we work for a few years after graduation, we often find ourselves asking the question - where should I focus? Should I continue being a technical IC? Should I switch to management, start a new company...

In this Office Hours session, we are discussing decisions around advancing your career. Once we work for a few years after graduation, we often find ourselves asking the question - where should I focus? Should I continue being a technical IC? Should I switch to management, start a new company on my own, or move into a new specialty? The worst outcome is being confused and continuing the course. Let's discuss how one can find the answers and advance in the direction they want. We will also discuss how to find that direction.

Meet The Speaker

Preethi Narayanan
Preethi Narayanan

Expertise:

My specialties include: Building teams that launches innovative consumer products, starting new teams from scratch , scaling teams to meet growing demands. I have been working on device software covering cellular, laptop, access points, echo products and smart TVs.

About Me:

Started as a digital processing software engineer in India in the early days of GSM, I have been working in different geographical locations and at many different companies. As I gained more experience, I started managing teams. I am very proud of the people I hired and teams I built. My experience included working at Motorola, Amazon, Intel, eero and now Roku. I also tried a few start ups in between. The best part of my career has been observing how the products I helped build changed the way people live and interact with technology.

I love working with engineers, building teams and delivering high quality products under challenging schedule. I really enjoy when teams takes up challenges and push boundaries.

Having worked with people from different countries and cultures and with multiple companies big and small, I learned to navigate different professional landscapes. Of course I made several career mistakes along the way. I am happy to help others succeed in their careers, wherever they are, with the learnings from my own career .

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