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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 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!

Level-up Engineering Podcast 41: Software Development Trends 2021

Interview with John Ford, VP of Engineering and Country Leader at LogMeIn discussing emerging industry trends based on data from the State of Software Development 2021 report. We touch on the effects of COVID-19 on the industry, old and new challenges, hiring, retention and more.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 40: Managing Hybrid Teams: How to Keep Your Team Engaged and Productive

Interview with Ellen Wong, Director of Engineering at Calm about leading partially remote and partially on-site hybrid teams. She shares her experience in hiring the right people for hybrid teams, creating processes, and handling all the day-to-day difficulties of the hybrid environment.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 39: Leadership in Hypergrowth: A Case Study from Shapr3D

Interview with Ákos Kapui, VP of Engineering at Shapr3D. He talks about running an engineering organization in hypergrowth, doubling its employee count every year. Pick up his tips, tricks, and learn from his experience as he goes into detail on recruitment, decision making at scale, and planning while in hypergrowth.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 38: From Engineer to CEO: How to Start a Tech Company

Interview with Taavi Rehemägi, co-founder and CEO of Dashbird. He tells the story of founding Dashbird, and what it took for him to go from software engineer to CEO. Learn how he built his network and found success in a completely different role!

Level-up Engineering Podcast 37: Leadership Soft Skills: Master Your Own Mind to Lead Your Team to Success

Interview with Gergely Hodicska "Felhő", VP of Engineering at Bitrise. We take a deep dive with him into leadership soft skills and his story about finding his weaknesses and turning them into superpowers. We cover common weaknesses, methods to improve yourself and others around you, and more.
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