Interviews with Engineering Managers


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

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

James Meneghello, Engineering Manager at InterExchange

“A job is what you make of it, and you’ll enjoy your time in management much more if you go past the standard “check email, hold meetings” workflow.”

January 27, 2020 · #consulting #data-science #devops #distributed-teams #non-profit #product #remote

Arpan Sheth, Engineering Manager at Twitter

“Everyday I want to make sure that I have put my team in a place where they have clarity in terms of expectations and have all the tools / support they need to perform their job.”

May 27, 2019 · #devops #music #product #web

Kim Moir, Engineering Manager at Mozilla

“It is a completely different job than a software developer individual contributor with a completely different skill set. It is a steep learning curve but I feel like I’m learning something new every day.”

January 14, 2019 · #build-engineering #distributed-systems #distributed-teams #open-source #remote

Swaroop C H, Engineering Manager at Helpshift

“Tech lead is about leading projects. Engineering manager is about leading people, who themselves lead projects.”

December 10, 2018 · #machine-learning #startup

Gergely Nemeth, Engineering Manager at Uber

“It is not about shipping features anymore, but about unblocking team members and help them in any way you can so they can be productive and happy.”

November 12, 2018 · #consulting #entrepreneurship #frontend #open-source #public-speaking

Jeba Singh Emmanuel, Engineering Manager at Linkedin

“I didn’t let my role define me and did whatever was needed to make the project a success.”

October 22, 2018 · #ios #product #startup

Jigyasa Mathur, Engineering Manager at Contentful

“Be patient. It gets much easier and clearer. And there is way more to learn than you imagine when you begin.”

October 15, 2018 · #coaching #entrepreneurship #full-stack #product #startup

Karen Cohen, Engineering Manager & Product Architect at Wix.com

“Progress and change take time, you have to learn to be patient and look at it from a birds-eye view.”

September 10, 2018 · #architecture #devops #product #public-speaking

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