Interviews with Software Managers in Startup


Karthik Kotha, Engineering Manager at Kroger

“I have learned to track my impact in other ways, by the number of meaningful 1:1s, the number of blockers removed for my teams, and active participation in meetings.”

September 21, 2020 · #e-commerce #frontend #startup

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

Kevin Deldycke, VP of Engineering at Scaleway

“Developers are not just looking for an occupational programming activity. They are seeking a culture, shared by like-minded peers.”

February 10, 2020 · #backend #identity-management #infrastructure #payments #startup

Olav Stetter, Head of Data Science at KONUX GmbH

“What matters is that you provide the right compass and make everyone on the team better and faster.”

January 13, 2020 · #artificial-intelligence #data-science #internet-of-things #startup

Navin Lal, Founder at Leadup

“Sometimes being a manager is like being a therapist, you just have to listen.”

September 30, 2019 · #entrepreneurship #startup

Nehal Shah, Director of Engineering at Babbel

“I get goosebumps at seeing a team come together and deliver beyond anyone’s expectations.”

September 16, 2019 · #e-commerce #education #media #startup

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

Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO at Artsy

“I like this type of work because of the impact it has. I get to see and feel everything that’s going on at the company, then understand and make strategic decisions around actual technology that makes or breaks it.”

April 29, 2019 · #enterprise #entrepreneurship #fine-arts #startup

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

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

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

Shishir Sharma, Director of Engineering at Pingpad

“My team's failure was my failure and my team's success was my success.”

September 03, 2018 · #coaching #devops #full-stack #startup

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