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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.

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Level-up Engineering Podcast 31: Software Engineer Resume: Tips to Get in the Door at Hot Tech Companies

Interview with Gergely Orosz, self-employed author of 'The Tech Resume Inside Out', former Engineering Manager at Uber. He shares unique insight into the process of hiring for a big tech company. We also look at tips to stand out from the crowd with your software engineer resume, and what companies should do differently to find talent more effectively.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 30: How to Make the Spotify Model Work for You - Hint: Don’t Copy Blindly

Interview with Jonathan Rasmusson, ex-Spotify employee and author of 'Competing with Unicorns' about the key elements of making the Spotify model work. Squads, tribes and guilds are the essential elements of the Spotify model, but there is a lot more to it. Leadership is the force that drives all the elements, makes the model come alive and deliver a great product. You get all the answers here about how that works.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 29: Software Engineer Career Ladder: Don’t Copy-Paste—Make Your Own!

Interview with Tim Olshansky, EVP of Product & Engineering at Zenput on creating a software engineer career ladder for your own team. This isn't a template you can just copy and paste, then forget it ever even existed. This is a guide to creating a meaningful engineering career ladder from Tim, who has been through it more than once.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 28: Diversity in Recruiting: Road to Inclusion in Tech

Interview with Ola Sitarska, Engineering Lead at Onfido about addressing diversity and inclusion at the base level: integrating these values into your recruitment process. Why do you want to put up the effort? How do you balance it with hiring the most competent developers? What goals are realistic? You get these answers and more right here.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 27: From Junior to Senior Developer and Beyond: Farhan Thawar, VP of Engineering, Shopify

Software engineers, like any other person can get stuck. Their personal development slows down, their career may not move in the direction they want to go to. Great engineering managers and leaders can do a lot to stop that from happening, facilitate growth for their developers and advancement from junior engineer to the senior level and beyond that. Get the know-how from Farhan Thawar, VP of Engineering, Shopify!

Level-up Engineering Podcast 26: GitHub's Feedback Culture: Ryan Nystrom (Director of Engineering, GitHub)

GitHub versus Facebook feedback culture comparison with a breakdown of their key elements and cultural differences. Learn the secrets of a healthy feedback culture both on an organizational and personal level from Ryan Nystrom, Director of Engineering at GitHub.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 25: One-on-One Meeting Guide: James Stanier (SVP of Engineering, Brandwatch)

Avoid the rookie mistakes engineering managers and engineering leaders make at running one on one meetings. James Stanier, SVP of Engineering at Brandwatch, and author of "Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager" will teach you how to handle one on ones with both introverts, and people who complain all the time, along with many more tips and tricks.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 24: HubSpot's Secret for Onboarding Engineering Leaders: Nadia Alramli (Engineering Director, HubSpot)

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 managers for their role.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 23: Antifragile - Manage Your Team Under Pressure: Adam Wolff (VP of Engineering, Robinhood)

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 experience from Robinhood and Facebook.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 22: Engineering Leadership 101: Michael Lopp aka "Rands"

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.
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