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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.

Top Methods for Building Trust in Virtual Teams

by Gábor Zöld / March 31, 2022

Level-up Engineering Podcast #60

Interview with Anand Safi, Senior Engineering Leader at Mark43. He covers methods and metrics for building trust in virtual teams while telling his story of taking over a newly founded remote team and scaling it up.

Customer Obsession in Action - Case Study from Mailchimp

by Gábor Zöld / February 16, 2022

Level-up Engineering Podcast #57

Interview with Maura Kelly, VP of Engineering at Mailchimp about injecting customer obsession into software engineering. She details organizing an event to actualize customer obsession and promote it across every level of the company and shares everything she's learned along the way.

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.