Every enterprise is different. Large companies often have complex Identity and Access Management (IAM) infrastructures that have been built over time. That’s why, when designing and developing governance and security solutions, it’s imperative to listen to each customer and craft solutions that meet their unique needs.
To help large companies transform their identity programs to protect their people, assets, and infrastructure in the cloud era, Saviynt has built a global team of passionate and dedicated people – and a positive, supportive workplace to make it all happen. In our ongoing Employee Spotlight series, we introduce you to the people building the most innovative cloud identity and access governance platform on the market.
Meet Prateek Rohela
Prateek is a Technical Lead in our Professional Services Department. He has worked at Saviynt since 2018. Based at our headquarters in El Segundo, CA, he collaborates with customers to design and develop governance and security solutions. When Prateek isn’t working, he enjoys team sports, travel and spending time with his dog.
Tell us a little bit about what you do each day at Saviynt.
I joined Saviynt in 2018 as a Software Engineer. Over the last few years, I worked my way up to Senior IAM Engineer. These days my role is Technical Lead, in the Professional Services department. My day starts at around 7:30 or 8 and I work with customers in the financial sector. My team and I collaborate with the customers to understand their use cases, and then we implement solutions. We also support the solutions we have implemented and are always available to address any questions they might have.
What brought you to Saviynt?
I graduated from USC in cybersecurity and I was looking for a job in the security field. After graduation, I spent time researching companies. That’s when I came across Saviynt. I thought Saviynt looked like a good company, a leader in the field that could also offer a solid path for professional growth, so I applied for the position. I got an interview and I got the job!
What’s your favorite part about working here?
I love the culture here at Saviynt. People are very friendly, welcoming and supportive. You know you can approach anybody and they will help you if they can.
How has Saviynt challenged you to become better at what you do?
Saviynt has helped me to grow professionally. Every day it’s a new challenge. You wake up and you don’t know what kind of questions you’ll receive from customers. You have to be flexible, resourceful, and a good team player. You’re on your toes all day when you’re working and you’re ready to face anything. That prepares you for life as well. I have become mentally stronger because of my experience at Saviynt.
How has Saviynt impacted your life and your career?
Saviynt has played an important role in my career. As I mentioned, I always wanted to join a cybersecurity company. Because of the supportive environment and the daily challenges, I have gained valuable experience here.
What would you say to someone who was thinking of working at Saviynt?
I would say that the people are really nice. Yes, you will have to work hard, but people are always there to support you. They’re always open to discussions here as well, and your voice gets heard. You will learn a lot if you join Saviynt.
Compared to my friends at other companies, I have learned more at Saviynt in three years than they have learned in six.
What do you do when you aren’t working at Saviynt?
On the weekends, I play cricket and badminton. I also enjoy spending time with my dog.
What are you the most proud of in your time working with Saviynt?
I am really proud of how I have grown. I joined Saviynt right out of college. I was not experienced and had a lot to learn. Luckily, there were people here who helped me as mentors. Now, I have become someone who cares about the company’s success and wants to contribute to it in a meaningful way. So I would say that I literally went from zero to hero.
What are you most excited about as you look to your future with Saviynt?
At Saviynt, people care about your professional goals and they know that you want to grow professionally. There is room to move up here. I’m definitely looking for a management role in the future. I am already working towards it and my managers are helping me with my goal. That keeps me motivated.
Is there anything else you want to share about the Saviynt community?
I love the Saviynt community. It’s a place where people care about each other and will often do things together outside of the workplace. In fact, most of my friends are from the Saviynt community. The partnership doesn’t end when you leave the office. Even when you’re not at Saviynt, the family is always there. I can always rely on my Saviynt family.