Interviews with Software Managers in Remote


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

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

Rei Colina, Head of Research and Development at Apty

“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.”

May 13, 2019 · #data-analytics #distributed-teams #remote #startup

Jonathan Bull, CEO & Co-founder at EmailOctopus

“Programming will always be where I feel most comfortable, but ultimately I’m rewarded by seeing the company grow.”

April 15, 2019 · #email-marketing #entrepreneurship #remote

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).”

April 01, 2019 · #distributed-teams #education #mobile #remote

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

Ana Ulin, Staff Software Engineer at Abl Schools

“Seeing all our collective work come together as we make progress towards whatever we’re building is hugely satisfying.”

December 03, 2018 · #android #frontend #remote #web

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

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