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Saviynt Employee Spotlight: Yayati Baviskar

Author: Naga Pillai

Date: 11/16/2022

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Somewhere in the world right now, Saviynt’s award-winning team is hard at work creating and deploying today’s smartest identity-driven solutions. Our community of brilliant minds not only solves the toughest challenges and supports the best customer experience in the industry — they make time to pursue adventures and enjoy their lives along the way.

Each month in our ongoing Employee Spotlight series, we’ll introduce you to the inspiring folks behind the scenes at Saviynt who help their teams deliver results, achieve excellence, and have fun. 

Meet Yayati Baviskar

Yayati Baviskar is Technical Manager for the Foundation/Shared Services Group. He joined Saviynt after earning his Master’s Degree in Information Systems at the University of Texas, Arlington. Yayati is a passionate customer advocate and brilliant technician who works tirelessly to find and resolve customer issues. Always solution-oriented, he enjoys nurturing and training his team and sharing field experiences that will empower them to tackle any technical issues they may face.

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How did you get started in your present career? What do you love about the kind of work you do? 

A friend of mine joined Saviynt after graduation and referred me for an interview not long after.  As this was my first job, I was new to Identity and Application Management. Luckily, there were a lot of senior Saviynt folks around me in Atlanta who took me under their wing and gave me expert training. Four years ago we had a very small team, but I really loved the close-knit vibe and the sense of togetherness. Since then, Saviynt has grown quite a bit and my position has changed, allowing me the opportunity to become a mentor to others. 

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At Lake Ouachita

What’s one workplace rule that you always break and why?

My team handles customer issues, and I firmly believe in always bringing tickets to a resolution. I prefer to spend extra hours figuring out the root cause of the problem rather than just closing them out. This was an attitude instilled in me by my mentors at Saviynt and I try to follow this mantra. I’ve added this mindset to my team and will continue to pass it on to all junior resources that I collaborate with in the future.

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Describe a time during your career when you doubted your abilities and how you overcame that challenge.

When my Saviynt journey began, I definitely recall moments of trepidation, especially when faced with new challenges and my own beginner’s knowledge of a new product. Having said that, I was fortunate to have made good friends in Saviynt who helped me persevere during tough moments and motivated me to tackle these new experiences head-on. 

Now, 3 months later, I’ve settled into my new role better than I could have imagined. I’ve grown leaps and bounds to a managerial position and am having the time of my life leading a young and talented bunch of engineers. 

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What do you do when you aren’t working at Saviynt? 

I love playing soccer and watch a lot of different soccer league games during the weekend. I’m an Arsenal fan and watching them play this season has been my favorite way to relax. I own a PS5 and spend multiple hours during the weekend playing online with my friends from college. I also love attending EDM concerts with my friends. Since the pandemic, I have tried to attend as many as possible to make up for lost time.

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Fishing at Galveston

What would you say to someone who is considering working at Saviynt?

Even if you’re new to the corporate world as I was, Saviynt is the ideal place to grow and flourish. You’ll find mentors who will guide you through new challenges, help you gain expertise with complex products, and rise through the ranks. The people here are approachable and will go out of their way to help you. I’m happy to say that the challenges that initially frustrated me are now the things I enjoy mentoring others on.

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Twinning with Sai Santosha Pidatala

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