_ Management insights for engineering leaders

Level-up Engineering Podcast

Level-up Engineering podcast reveals actionable management secrets from some of the most successful tech leaders. This podcast 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.

Engineering management podcast

Level-up Engineering Podcast 49: The Importance of Writing in Software Engineering

Interview with Erica Greene, Seinor 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.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 48: Leadership and Systems Thinking: Clear Sight for Complex Decisions

Interview with Pat Kua, former engineering leader, current leadership coach about applying systems thinking to management. We start from the defintion systems thinking and discuss applying it to leadership with clear steps and concrete examples.

Level-up Engineering Stories 2: Scaling Your Team and Product: Leadership Stories from Product Hunt

Interview with Radoslav Stankov, Head of Engineering at Product Hunt. He tells stories about him going from IC to Head of Engineering, the different stages he led through Product Hunt, the challenges he faces in product development, how he uses his leadership journal and much more.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 47: Creating an Internship Program for Software Engineers - Case Study from Redbubble

Interview with Tom Sommer, Director of Engineering at Redbubble about creating an internship program for software engineers. Tom tells stories about setting up the internship program at Redbubble and the iterations they've gone through over the years to give you a headstart at building your own program.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 46: Performance Review: Build Your Process and Master Feedback Delivery

Interview with Lara Hogan, legendary leadership coach and formal engineering leader about building a performance review process. Lara goes into detail about building a process from the bottom up and takes a deep dive into synthesizing and delivering feedback to your direct reports for maximum effectiveness.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 45: How to Engage Remote Employees: Tips to Lead Distributed Teams

Interview with Greg Dick, Senior Engineering Manager at Hudl about building engagement with remote employees in distributed teams. They miss out on a lot of professional and personal interactions, and don't integrate well into the team. Check out Greg's tips to learn how you can kickstart that process as a manager!

Level-up Engineering Stories 1: Leadership Stories from Slack by Michael Lopp

Interview with Michael Lopp, Rands about his time as VP of Product Engineering at Slack. He tells stories about the darkest day of Slack, the mistakes he made along the way and how he grew into his executive role.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 44: How to Hire Entrepreneurial Engineers and Why You Need Them

Interview with Mark Kinsella, VP of Engineering at Opendoor about what makes entrepreneurial engineers great and how to lead them. We go in-depth from the definition through the key qualities of entrepreneurial engineers, hiring and retaining them, and much more.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 43: How to Keep Remote Meetings Productive and Your Schedule Under Control

Interview with Jean Hsu, VP of Engineering at Range about structuring, scheduling and making your remote meetings productive. Learn from her stories about handling an avalanche of remote meetings, and what she's learned along the way about transforming these meetings and supporting her team.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 42: Building Self-Managed Teams: A Case Study from Riot Games

Interview with Mike Seavers, former CTO at Riot Games about building self-managed teams for high performance. Learn from a seasoned leader about making sure you have the right people, and coach them the right way to empower them so you can stop holding their hands. Unlock your team's potential and unleash them to do great work!
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