Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

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

Dan Lines, Co-founder & COO at LinearB

“Some sound advice I received is that if your people are doing well, then you're doing well. If your people are thriving, then you're doing a good job.”

March 15, 2021 · #cybersecurity #entrepreneurship #startup

Duncan Skelton, Executive Coach at Duncan Skelton Coaching

“If you get the job, or are new to the role, the organisation already believes in you. Step into the role and own it. Only you can show up as your most brilliant self.”

March 01, 2021 · #coaching #enterprise #hardware #systems-programming #telecommunications

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