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Category: Engineering leaders

How Intuit’s SVP of Engineering Scales Engineering Teams Effectively

Raji Arasu is the visionary mind and engineering leader that occupies the position of SVP of Engineering at Intuit, making her one of the few female leaders at a major technology company. She is aware of this thing and supports ...

How Great Engineering Managers Identify and Respond to Challenges – the OODA Loop Model

One of the many responsibilities of any great engineering leader or manager is that of making decisions. In terms of how to best do that, there are many decision-making models, including the OODA loop model. The OODA loop While it ...

3 Things Great Engineering Managers Do

As all Spider-Man comic book fans know, with great power comes great responsibility, and being a great manager isn’t just about being good at telling people what to do. It turns out that effective engineering managers aren’t mind-bending ...

Remote Work for Engineering Managers

It’s been two weeks since we took action and made working from home mandatory for all the team members. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our team members. We have a responsibility to support our communities ...

What Exactly Does an Engineering Manager do?

Career Paths for Software Engineers or What Exactly Does an Engineering Manager do? Supposedly, what makes a career and distinguishes it from a series of jobs (while there is absolutely nothing wrong with that) is a general sense of direction ...

What’s the Difference Between Engineering Leadership and Engineering Management?

It has become a constant temptation to praise engineering leaders and undervalue engineering managers, but maybe we shouldn’t be focusing on their differences but on correctly understanding their roles. An engineering manager’s job is to assemble a team ...

How to be a Great (New) Engineering Manager

Babe Ruth, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, once said that “the way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they ...

How the engineering leader of Coinbase tracks productivity

Varun Srinivasan, the engineering leader of Coinbase explain how he tracks productivity at Coinbase. *This interview is part from Stripe Atlas community forum. How do you track your engineers’ productivity? Measuring productivity in design fields like engineering is much harder ...

This 90-Day Plan Turns Engineers into Remarkable Engineering Managers

There’s an all-too-common cycle in tech these days. Startup avoids management. The founder makes all the decisions. Startup gets traction. Hiring takes off. Management is suddenly needed. Founder turns to his best engineer: “I’m drowning. Can you manage ...

2019 Global Software Engineering Report from GitLab

A few days ago I found an engineering report from GitLab, you can see in the report a lot of interesting insights regarding how the engineers work and how engineering managers look used actionable data and reports to drive better ...

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