Preethi
Preethi Narayanan
Mentor
Sr. Director, SW Engineering at Roku Inc.
Location: United States | Time zone: Americas

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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Work Experience
Sr. Director, SW Engineering at Roku Inc.
Apr 2018 - Current date
Head of New Platforms Team at eero
Sep 2016 - Mar 2018
Engineering Manager at Intel Corporation
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016

Managing engineering teams that work on Chromebook platform features.

Manager, Software Development at Lab126/Amazon
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014

Software Engineering manager for the device team that developed Echo. Concept development, Building teams, Execution and launch of the product with team of new engineers.