Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

Andrew Heffernan, Director of Engineering at Validity Inc

“I was definitely drinking from the firehose, but I would not trade this experience for anything.”

January 18, 2021 · #cloud #self-taught #web

Abhishek Karmakar, Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation

“Understanding people, their personalities, leadership quirks and management skills really helped me navigate the web of work that has presented itself in this new role.”

November 30, 2020 · #android #cloud #distributed-systems #mobile

Greg Thomas, Founder at BetaRover Inc

“I’ve said a few times to the team that they are the first priority, before we release anything. As such, if they need me, we drop everything else.”

November 16, 2020 · #cloud #enterprise #infrastructure #self-taught

Siddharth Rao, Staff Software Engineer & Tech Lead at Twitter

“It is quite important that every engineer set goals and challenges for themselves that push them beyond what the current or even the next ladder step requires of them.”

November 02, 2020 · #adtech #mentorship

Marc Littlemore, Team Lead at BBC

“You have to realise that your value comes from building and shaping a high-performing team who work well together and have a clear direction.”

October 19, 2020 · #game-development #remote #web

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