Interviews with Managers in Software

About transitioning from development to management


Paul Kuruvilla, Engineering Manager at Shuttl

“I love envisioning what a product should be and building it from scratch. Building tiny apps that I use as a manager strikes the perfect balance between building things and managing those who do.”

#consulting #payments #product #self-taught

Nicole Tibaldi, Engineering Manager at Gatsby

“I’ve been able to witness the process of a group of individuals becoming a real “team”, one where everyone truly cares about one another and shares a common goal.”

#cloud #frontend #full-stack

Joshua Powers, Engineering Manager at Canonical

“You must have a passion for your people first and foremost: listen to concerns and issues in 1-1s, ensure they know what is expected, and allow them to stay focused and free from distractions.”

#cloud #distributed-teams #linux

Kevin Deldycke, VP of Engineering at Scaleway

“Developers are not just looking for an occupational programming activity. They are seeking a culture, shared by like-minded peers.”

#backend #identity-management #infrastructure #payments #startup

James Meneghello, Engineering Manager at InterExchange

“A job is what you make of it, and you’ll enjoy your time in management much more if you go past the standard “check email, hold meetings” workflow.”

#consulting #data-science #devops #distributed-teams #non-profit #product

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