Level-up Engineering

Level-up Engineering

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Management and leadership insights from accomplished engineering leaders.


HubSpot’s Secret for Onboarding Engineering Leaders: Nadia Alramli (Engineering Director, HubSpot)
Aug 5 • 35 min
Building trust across the board and becoming familiar with the whole context of a company is a common challenge for engineering leaders and managers as they transition to a new workplace. Nadia Alramli explains HubSpot’s process to set up newly hired…
Antifragile - Manage Your Team Under Pressure: Adam Wolff (VP of Engineering, Robinhood)
Jul 22 • 55 min
Learn how to build an engineering team that not only survives under pressure, but consistently gets better. Adam Wolff explains the key ideas you need to know to make your team antifragile, and shows you how they’ve worked out through his personal…
Engineering Leadership 101: Michael Lopp aka “Rands”
Jul 8 • 44 min
Learn the basics of engineering leadership from seasoned veteran and praised writer of the leadership world: Michael Lopp a. k. a. “Rands”. Everything you need to know is in this interview, so you won’t have to learn the hard way, like Michael did. In…
Build Your Employer Brand In Engineering: Sarah Wells (Technical Director, Financial Times)
Jun 24 • 39 min
Do you want access to the best talent out there in the tech world? Obviously. This is why you need to build your engineering employer brand. You aren’t Google or Netflix, you may not even become them, but you can make yourself visible in the right way to…
Time Management Masterclass for Engineering Managers: Matt Martin (CEO, Clockwise)
Jun 10 • 61 min
Learn the top time management and productivity tips, tricks, hacks and practices engineering managers use to get on top of their endless mountain of work. Profit from the hard-earned experience of Matt Martin, CEO of Clockwise to become the best manager…
How to Create a Culture Document: Rob Volk (CEO, Foxbox Digital)
May 27 • 22 min
Learn the steps of creating a culture document for an engineering company! In this interview Rob Volk reveals why Foxbox Digital needed a culture document, and what impact it had on their day-to-day work. In this interview we’re covering: What’s Included…
3 Leadership Styles for a Productive Engineering Team: Shawn Fair (Leadership Coach, CEO, Fair Consulting Group)
May 20 • 35 min
Master these 3 leadership styles to build an amazing engineering team and maximize your own potential as well. In this interview with Shawn Fair, you’ll learn how, when, and why to use the democratic, autocratic, and free rein leadership styles for…
Social Engineering: Olivia Liddell (Technical Curriculum Developer at Amazon Web Services)
May 13 • 33 min
Utilize social engineering tactics to make your developer team stronger and more productive than ever before. In this interview, Olivia Liddell from Amazon Web Services shows you how to use social engineering for good. In this interview we’re covering:…
Leading vs Managing: András Fincza (VP of Engineering at Emarsys)
Apr 29 • 45 min
Leading vs managing comparison, true stories of failures, shortcomings, struggles and solutions that lead to success in an executive leadership position. András Fincza, VP of Engineering, Emarsys shares his invaluable experience to tell you what you’ve…
Clean Code for Managers: Robert C. Martin, a.k.a. Uncle Bob
Apr 22 • 38 min
Clean code is the most essential part of building great software with your team. In this interview Uncle Bob shares half a century worth of experience and practical tips about measuring code quality, leading your team, having them write clean code, and…
Transition from Engineer to Manager: Jeff Perry, Engineering Leadership Coach
Apr 15 • 31 min
You’ve just become a manager, and don’t know where to start? You’re close to a promotion, and want to be ready? It’s unclear what you should focus on, how to get accepted, and how to streamline your ocean of tasks? Jeff Perry has faced all these problems,…
Software Development Trends 2020: Camille Fournier and Juan Pablo Buriticá
Apr 1 • 56 min
(https://codingsans.com/state-of-software-development-2020) Discussion about the latest trends in the software industry, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with Camille Fournier (Managing Director at Two Sigma) and Juan Pablo Buriticá (taking…
First 100 Days as an Engineering Leader: Steven McCord (SVP of Technology at WhyHotel)
Mar 18 • 30 min
In this interview Steven McCord, Senior Vice President of Technology explains the ins and out of entering the role of a tech leader. This is how you win at your first 100 days. In this interview we’re covering: Challenges of becoming a tech leader Early…
Engineering Culture: Sally Lait (Senior Engineering Manager at Monzo)
Mar 4 • 35 min
Interview with Sally Lait, Senior Engineering Manager at Monzo. Their engineering culture is well-known in the industry for being one of the best. In this podcast you’ll learn how to improve your engineering culture and what red flags to look for. In this…
Recruiting Engineers: Greg Sabo (Engineering Manager at Asana)
Feb 18 • 25 min
Interview with Greg Sabo, Engineering Manager at Asana. Learn how Asana is overcoming the lack of developers on the workforce market, and get your recruitment process to the next level! In this interview we’re covering: How to build your employer brand?…
Handling Conflicts, Giving Feedback: Tom Bartel (Engineering Manager at Trivago)
Feb 5 • 22 min
Handling conflicts and giving feedback are two of the most important things a manager needs to do. It has to be a given to lead a productive developer team. So we interviewed Tom Bartel, Engineering Team Leader at trivago to share some of the tips he…
Engineering Productivity: Camille Fournier (Managing Director at Two Sigma)
Jan 22 • 31 min
In software development when capacity is the problem, most managers think they need to hire more developers. But you can push engineering productivity higher by creating the right context for your existing developers. We interviewed Camille Fournier on…
Scaling Distributed Engineering Team: Juan Pablo Buriticá (ex-VP of Engineering at Splice)
Jan 7 • 44 min
Scaling is a massive challenge for an engineering manager to overcome, let alone scaling in a distributed environment. Juan Pablo Buriticá had done it, and in this interview he shares how he managed to pull it off. You’ll get his insights and actionable…
Managing Distributed Developer Teams: Tim Olshansky (VP of Engineering at Zenput)
Dec 17, 2019 • 36 min
In software development it’s more likely now than ever, that as a manager, you’ll face the challenge of leading a fully or at least partially distributed developer team. It’s a brand new thing for everyone, but Tim Olshansky, current VP of Engineering at…
Training Engineering Managers: Matt Greenberg (CTO at Reforge, ex-VPE at Credit Karma)
Dec 4, 2019 • 25 min
Training engineering managers doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s extremely valuable to keep and grow your own talent, rather than get all your tech leaders from a competitive workforce market. We interviewed Matt Greenberg, who has gained years…
Creating Psychological Safety: Dan Rummel (Senior Director of Engineering at One Medical)
Oct 29, 2019 • 21 min
How do you build psychological safety in your team? Why is it important? We sat down for an interview with One Medical (https://www.onemedical.com/), and he’s held engineering and leadership positions at various Bay Area startups. He shares this…
Managing Remote Teams: Katie Womersley (VP of Engineering at Buffer)
Oct 3, 2019 • 23 min
Working with a remote team has many upsides, but managing a remote developer team is one tough job to have. There are loads of challenges you wouldn’t have to worry about in an office, like possible time zone differences or making sure people feel part of…
Scaling Developer Teams: Rich Archbold (Senior Director of Engineering at Intercom)
Sep 30, 2019 • 32 min
Software companies often grow quickly, which means developer teams often suffer to manage scaling at the pace of growth and necessary workload. We sat down with Rich Archbold to pick his brain on how they scaled developer teams at Amazon, Facebook and…
Mentoring Developers: Gergely Orosz (Engineering Manager at Uber)
Sep 30, 2019 • 32 min
Mentoring is underutilized in the software development industry today. So, we did an interview with Gergely Orosz, currently an engineering manager at Uber, who has gained a lot of experience with mentoring over his years as a developer/manager. In this…