Interviews with Software Managers tagged #distributed-teams


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.”

#cloud #distributed-teams #linux

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.”

#consulting #data-science #devops #distributed-teams #non-profit #product

Rei Colina, Head of Research and Development at letzNav

“The key is to find the sweet spot where I stay close to the technology and architecture at hand, without interfering with the team's flow.”

#data-analytics #distributed-teams #startup

Ray Wenderlich, Co-founder at raywenderlich.com

“I could either change my actions (stop being a manager and get back to programming), or I could change my identity (and think of myself as a manager/leader/entrepreneur).”

#distributed-teams #education #mobile #remote

Cate Huston, 🤖👑 at Automattic

“You will get a surprisingly long way if you show up and try and be decent to everyone around you every day.”

#distributed-teams #mobile

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.”

#build-engineering #distributed-systems #distributed-teams #open-source #remote

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