Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management


Katie Roberts, Engineering Manager at BBC

“Many new managers feel that they still can only add value with controlling situations. Sometimes you have to embrace the chaos and understand why it works like it does.”

April 20, 2020 · #backend #search-relevance #web

Dominik Hádl, VP of Technology at Nodes

“There's nothing more fun for me than learning something new every day. You can never prepare for everything, and that's why I welcome whatever comes as a new challenge and try to solve it.”

April 06, 2020 · #consulting #ios #mobile #self-taught

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.”

March 23, 2020 · #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.”

March 09, 2020 · #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.”

February 24, 2020 · #cloud #distributed-teams #linux #remote

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