Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

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

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-tech

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

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