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In this episode of The PayDestiny Podcast learn how Santiago Becerra started his career as an engineer at a video game company, realized he was underpaid, leveraged another job to successfully ask for a pay raise, and then went on to found and sell two venture backed business analytics companies. Unlock Santiago’s insights to:

  • Get promoted as a software engineer
  • Successfully negotiate salary (when you’re bad at it), and 
  • Understand how software engineer promotion and pay raise decisions are made.

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The PayDestiny Podcast Episode 7

Software Engineer Career Growth Strategies with Santiago Becerra 🇨🇴


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Guest: Software Engineer Career Growth Strategies with Santiago Becerra 🇨🇴

Ever wonder “How do I grow my career as a software engineer”? Entrepreneur, Chief Technology Officer, and SAP employee, Santiago Becerra, shares how he started his career as a programmer, became an entrepreneur, co-founded two companies, Romabi and Xcelsius, and sold them both to SAP. Learn his dual sided employee and employer perspective on how to get promoted and grow a successful career as a software engineer.

Guest Bio
Santiago Becerra started his career in tech as a lead programmer, he went on to help found, grow, and sell two tech companies, and now leads a fast growing Augment Analytics team at the world’s leading business intelligence tech company Tableau. 

Highlights of Santigio’s career include being the Co-Founder and CTO of Xcelsius a business intelligence dashboard. At Xcelsius he developed the initial proof of concept and patented key technology components. Hired, trained and managed the product development team and was responsible for product development. Xcelsius was acquired by SAP and integrated into the Business Objects portfolio.

In 2008 he went on to lead Romabi a business intelligence app as their VP Engineering. Where he led the development team through a period of rapid growth, significant product expansion, and M&A activities. His work contributed to Roambi also being acquired by SAP.

About the PayDestiny Podcast
The PayDestiny Podcast is dedicated to ensuring Latinas, women, and underrepresented professionals are: 1.) competitively paid, and 2.) represented in leadership positions.

Each episode interviews a Latina/Latino/Latinx employee, decision maker, or business owner who shares insights on how they overcame challenges to increase their pay, get promoted, and reach career goals, and/or how they make compensation and promotion decisions.

Each guest participates in a game of situational instinct where they are provided a series of workplace scenarios and have to share how they would handle each situation to ensure their career growth and goals are not hindered before a timer runs out.

Through the lived experiences of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinx professionals listeners can learn how to navigate and overcome challenges to career and pay growth.

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