Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

Kevin Doyle, CTO at patientMpower

“If I can provide enough direction to allow people to focus on the jobs they’ll do better than I ever could, everybody wins.”

June 21, 2021 · #full-stack #health-tech

Arnab Sen, Technical Delivery Manager at AKQA

“The switch to management can be highly rewarding and provide a level of independence, authority, and interactivity that a pure software engineering role may not offer.”

May 10, 2021 · #consulting #digital-marketing #e-commerce #product

Nicholas Cobb, Senior Manager of Software Engineering at Aurora Innovation

“Realizing that life as a manager will have its ups and downs has helped me come to terms with navigating organizational uncertainty, team change, being supportive and addressing social injustice issues, and other challenges.”

April 26, 2021 · #autonomous-driving #devops #ios #self-taught

Christoph Eicke, Team Lead at Xing GmbH

“Sometimes it's better not to know the details of the tech in order to ask the simple but effective questions to move a project forward, let alone move someone else's career forward.”

April 12, 2021 · #full-stack #linux #self-taught #web

Sam Phillips, Co-founder & CTO at Residently

“I think leadership and management are roles that have enormous potential to do a lot of good in the world - to create the inclusive, productive environments we need to build great products - and so it's worth doing well.”

March 29, 2021 · #coaching #devops #self-taught #startup #web

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