_ Case studies and best practices for engineering leaders

Engineering Leader’s blog

Learn from some of the most accomplished engineering leaders. This blog brings you key insights from fellow engineering managers and tech leaders to level-up your management skills and to take your developer team to the next level.

From Manager to Director: Guide to Managing Managers

by Gábor Zöld / February 2, 2022

Level-up Engineering Podcast #56

Interview with Mike Seavers, VP of Online Development at Epic Games about becoming a manager of managers. He talks about his hardships as a new director, he tells the story of overcoming them, and shares other stories about coaching other leaders to turn them into great directors.

How to Lead with Empathy in a Remote Environment

by Gábor Zöld / January 19, 2022

Level-up Engineering Podcast #55

Interview with Jossie Haines, VP of Engineering and Head of DEI at Tile. She talks about the place of empathy in leadership and in the workplace in general. She shares stories about her mastering empathy and coaching others to learn more about it as well.

The Ultimate Guide to Prepare Your Team to Scale

by Gábor Zöld / January 5, 2022

Level-up Engineering Podcast #54

Interview with Joseph Gefroh, Engineering Director at HealthSherpa. He goes into detail about preparing a team to scale up. He shares his experiences and tells stories about what processes do you need to put in place, why they're necessary and how you can sell your teams on them.

Guide to Leadership and Work-Life Balance for You and Your Team

by Gábor Zöld / November 17, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #51

Interview with Dylan Hansen, Senior Director of Engineering Enablement and Engagement at Salesforce. He talks about leadership and work-life balance, telling stories and tips about improving it in your own life, and supporting your team in achieving a better work-life awareness as well.

The Importance of Writing in Software Engineering

by Gábor Zöld / October 6, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #49

Interview with Erica Greene, Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy about the importance of writing in software engineering. She goes into details about why you need to write well, how to get good at it, how to coach your team in writing and much more.