Interviews with Software Managers in Product


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

Shubhodeep Mukherjee, Tech Lead at Paytm Insider

“I am surprised everyday with how different people work with each other so well, and help each other to achieve their goals.”

June 15, 2020 · #product #self-taught #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

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

Arthur Sabintsev, Senior Manager of Software Engineering at Capital One

“Everything happens in real-time and a lot of it, especially at the beginning, comes down to following your gut instincts, which may not always be right.”

September 02, 2019 · #ios #mobile #product #self-taught

Brian Wheeler, Senior Director of Engineering at Braze

“I tremendously enjoy saving people’s time, helping them grow their responsibility and skill set, and creating environments where people can get things done.”

July 08, 2019 · #mobile #product

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

Alexander von Franqué, Author at Hiring Engineers

“Work hard on constantly improving yourself, listen more than you speak and most importantly, practice empathy.”

February 18, 2019 · #augmented-reality #frontend #product #startup #systems-programming

Steffen Wenz, CTO at TrustYou GmbH

“Learning management skills will make you a more well-rounded employee, human being and maybe even set you up for entrepreneurship.”

January 07, 2019 · #data-science #natural-language-processing #product #web

Ahmed El Gabri, Principal Software Developer at Lightspeed

“First, be a good listener and second, understand how to send a message in a way that the other person will understand it in the way that you want.”

December 17, 2018 · #frontend #product #self-taught #web

Tom Bartel, Lead Engineer at Trivago

“The aspect that motivated me most about the role was seeing other people grow and do things that surprise you.”

November 19, 2018 · #product #web

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

Andy Crouch, CTO at Open Energy Market

“It has surprised me how much I enjoy the business side of my role. I have learnt so much about accounting, sales and marketing and finance.”

October 08, 2018 · #devops #product #remote #startup #web

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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