Interviews with Engineering Managers in Startup

Software Engineering Managers in Startup on how they think about management


Olav Stetter
Olav Stetter, KONUX GmbH

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

#data-science #startup

Navin Lal
Navin Lal, Leadup

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

#entrepreneurship #startup

Nehal Shah
Nehal Shah, Babbel

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

#e-commerce #education #media #startup

Rei Colina
Rei Colina, 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
Daniel Doubrovkine, 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
Alexander von Franqué, 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
Swaroop C H, Helpshift

“Tech lead is about leading projects. Engineering manager is about leading people, who themselves lead projects.”

#machine-learning #startup

Jeba Singh Emmanuel
Jeba Singh Emmanuel, 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
Jigyasa Mathur, 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
Andy Crouch, 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
Shishir Sharma, 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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