_ 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.

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Level-up Engineering Podcast 16: Leading vs Managing: András Fincza (VP of Engineering at Emarsys)

Leading vs managing comparison, true stories of failures, shortcomings, struggles and solutions that lead to success in an executive leadership position. András Fincza, VP of Engineering, Emarsys shares his invaluable experience to tell you what you've never heard about leadership before.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 15: Clean Code for Managers: Robert C. Martin, a.k.a. Uncle Bob

Clean code is the most essential part of building great software with your team. In this interview Uncle Bob shares half a century worth of experience and practical tips about measuring code quality, leading your team, having them write clean code, and selling clean code standards to impatient clients.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 14: Transition from Engineer to Manager: Jeff Perry, Engineering Leadership Coach

You've just become a manager, and don't know where to start? You're close to a promotion, and want to be ready? It's unclear what you should focus on, how to get accepted, and how to streamline your ocean of tasks? Jeff Perry has faced all these problems, and he'll help you find the way to success in this new role.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 13: Software Development Trends 2020: Camille Fournier and Juan Pablo Buriticá

Discussion about the latest trends in the software industry, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with Camille Fournier (Managing Director at Two Sigma) and Juan Pablo Buriticá (taking a break, running his consultant company, ex-VPE at Splice) based on the State of Software Development 2020 report.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 12: First 100 Days as an Engineering Leader: Steven McCord (SVP of Technology at WhyHotel)

In this interview Steven McCord, Senior Vice President of Technology explains the ins and out of entering the role of a tech leader. This is how you win at your first 100 days.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 11: Engineering Culture: Sally Lait (Senior Engineering Manager at Monzo)

Interview with Sally Lait, Senior Engineering Manager at Monzo. Their engineering culture is well-known in the industry for being one of the best. In this podcast you'll learn how to improve your engineering culture and what red flags to look for.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 10: Recruiting Engineers: Greg Sabo (Engineering Manager at Asana)

Interview with Greg Sabo, Engineering Manager at Asana. Learn how Asana is overcoming the lack of developers on the workforce market, and get your recruitment process to the next level!

Level-up Engineering Podcast 9: Handling Conflicts, Giving Feedback: Tom Bartel (Engineering Manager at Trivago)

Handling conflicts and giving feedback are two of the most important things a manager needs to do. It has to be a given to lead a productive developer team. So we interviewed Tom Bartel, Engineering Team Leader at Trivago to share some of the tips he picked up over the years he spent as a manager.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 8: Engineering Productivity: Camille Fournier (Managing Director at Two Sigma)

In software development when capacity is the problem, most managers think they need to hire more developers. But you can push engineering productivity higher by creating the right context for your existing developers. We interviewed Camille Fournier on the topic of productivity, to learn what she's been doing as a tech leader to keep it high in her developer teams.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 7: Scaling Distributed Engineering Team: Juan Pablo Buriticá (ex-VP of Engineering at Splice)

Scaling is a massive challenge for an engineering manager to overcome, let alone scaling in a distributed environment. Juan Pablo Buriticá had done it, and in this interview he shares how he managed to pull it off. You'll get his insights and actionable tips to overcome all the issues a tech leader will face when scaling distributed engineering teams.
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