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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.

Engineering management podcast

Level-up Engineering Stories 4: Behind the Scenes of Building a Star Wars FPS - Video Game Engineering Stories

Interview with Charles Roman, Technical Director at Respawn Entertainment. He talks about setting up, leading, and scaling the engineering team behind Respawns' upcoming Star Wars FPS with no official title yet.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 61: Platform Engineering 101: Takeaways from Building Internal Tools at HubSpot

Interview with Zoe Sobin, Senior Engineering Manager at HubSpot. She tells her story of turning an engineering project into a centralized platform solution and how he managed communication, prioritization and every other challenge along the way.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 60: Top Methods for Building Trust in Virtual Teams

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.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 59: Software Engineering Ethics Manifesto by Uncle Bob Martin

Interview with Robert C. Martin a.k.a. Uncle Bob. He explains his views and ideas about the need for a set of software engineering ethics, universal quality standards and how they may translate to reality.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 58: Guide to Improve Organizational Decision Making: Restructuring Foursquare

Interview with Ankit Patel, SVP of Engineering at Foursquare. He explains how he realized that Foursquare's decision making process requires a rehaul, and what he did to completely restructure the entire organization to create more efficient decision making.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 57: Customer Obsession in Action - Case Study from Mailchimp

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.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 56: From Manager to Director: Guide to Managing Managers

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.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 55: How to Lead with Empathy in a Remote Environment

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, and shares her stories about mastering empathy and coaching others to lead with empathy as well.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 54: The Ultimate Guide to Prepare Your Team to Scale

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.

Level-up Engineering Podcast 53: Principles of Decision Making: User’s Manual to Leadership

Interview with James Trunk, VP of Engineering at Griffin. He talks in-depth about coming up with his principles of decision making, the ways you can do the same, and their utility in leadership.
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