Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

Senthil Arivudainambi, VP of Engineering and Product at Walker & Company

“What made you successful in your current role won’t necessarily be the same characteristics that the new position requires. In some areas, you will be starting from square 1, and you will make mistakes.”

October 05, 2020 · #distributed-teams #health

Karthik Kotha, Engineering Manager at Kroger

“I have learned to track my impact in other ways, by the number of meaningful 1:1s, the number of blockers removed for my teams, and active participation in meetings.”

September 21, 2020 · #e-commerce #frontend #startup

Markus Thurner, Engineering Lead at Cimpress

“The transition to becoming an engineering lead has definitely made me get better at being able to phrase abstract thoughts into something that creates clarity for the team.”

September 07, 2020 · #data-platform #distributed-teams #media

Dhimil Gosalia, Director of Engineering at BrowserStack

“What I enjoy the most is solving problems. I enable my team to work in isolation but am always happy to learn about their problem solving stories.”

August 24, 2020 · #infrastructure #mobile #network-engineering #startup

Daniel Millington, Engineering Manager at Samsara

“When I’m able to see engineers on my teams tackling larger and larger projects, addressing technical debt before it cripples us, and generally working well together with each other - this is what excites me about the work I do.”

August 10, 2020 · #embedded-systems #infrastructure #internet-of-things

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