Saikrishna Desaraju

Saikrishna Desaraju

Engineering Manager at Marks and Spencer

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    Hi, I am Saikrishna Desaraju, Engineering Manager at Marks & Spencer. I have 12+ years of software engineering experience with a focus on engineering management and tech leadership over the past 5 years. I live in Dartford, United Kingdom with my wife and a lovely child who teaches me patience, empathy and the most importantly the "Why" mindset :) As a self-taught engineering leader, it was thought-provoking and inspiring to get mentored by the engineering community which shaped my skills in building high-performing teams, managing stakeholders, driving strategy and creating an impact at work. I believe it is time to give back to the community and share my experiences to inspire and motivate individuals to unlock their potential and progress in their careers

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    Seniority

    5 Years

    Hierarchy

    Manager of Managers

    Industry

    Education / eTech
    Computer Software
    Retail

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    How to Navigate Your Manager Role at a New Company

    1 July

    Saikrishna Desaraju, Engineering Manager at Marks & Spencer, draws from his personal experience to advise new managers on thriving in their roles.

    Managing Up
    Managing Expectations
    Leadership
    Collaboration
    New Manager Of Manager
    Changing Company
    Engineering
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    Experience

    Engineering Manager

    Marks and Spencer

    Oct 2021 - current

    Led 6 cross-functional product and platform teams (40 engineers) focused on driving M&S's mobile app strategy and delivering value to customers

    Software Development Manager

    Bromcom Computers Plc

    Sep 2016 - Aug 2021

    Engineering and Technical leader focused on delivering SaaS based products (MIS, MyChildAtSchool, Vision, Student Portal and mobile apps) to UK Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts Successfully implemented Agile and Cloud transformation

    Software Engineer (Senior/Staff)

    Bromcom Computers Plc

    Sep 2013 - Sep 2016

    Developed web applications in .Net Core, jQuery, React, REST/OData APIs, and Azure Cloud (IaaS/PaaS)

    Software Developer

    Tata Consultancy Services

    May 2009 - Sep 2013

    Developed web and windows mobile applications

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