Interviews with Software Managers in Startup

Software Managers in Startup talk about their transition from development to management


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.”

#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.”

#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.”

#entrepreneurship #startup

Nehal Shah, Director of Engineering at Babbel

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

#e-commerce #education #media #startup

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

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.”

#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.”

#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.”

#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.”

#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.”

#coaching #entrepreneurship #full-stack #product #startup

Andy Crouch, Chief Technology Officer 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.”

#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.”

#coaching #devops #full-stack #startup

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