Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

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

Dhruv Agarwal, Engineering Manager at Shuttl

“Always think about the larger picture and not just the sprint at hand. Always question the rationale behind everything you or your team does in the context of the larger goal.”

July 27, 2020 · #product #web

Swaathi Kakarla, Co-founder & CTO at Skcript

“People management is not like giving instructions to a program, it’s more like training an AI model! It takes time and effort, you can’t judge on the first go.”

July 13, 2020 · #elixir #product #ruby-on-rails #web

Mark Shropshire, Senior Director of Development at Mediacurrent

“You can lead in your current role. No need to wait for a title with “manager” in it. Practice active listening, mentoring, delegation, and receiving/providing direct feedback.”

June 29, 2020 · #mentorship #open-source

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