In this interview, with Ashok Ramaraj, Senior Engineering Manager at Sam’s Club (Walmart), we discuss going from IC to engineering manager, should I get an MBA, and many lessons learned.
In this interview & podcast, with Jossie Haines, Senior Director, Platform Engineering at Tile, we discuss diversity and inclusion, women in tech, going from IC to engineering manager, and time management.
In this interview (and podcast), with Trish Gray, Head of Business Growth at Pinterest, we discuss the 4D puzzle of management, Trish’s leadership goals, including a download to her leadership goals one-pager, plus techniques for coaching and mentoring your team. Trish has a huge passion for manager effectiveness, and we can all learn a lot from her.
In this interview (and podcast), with Rukmini Reddy, VP of Engineering at Abstract, we discuss motiving and aligning your team, working in a remote company, hiring, and tips for being organized.
In this interview (and podcast), with Pei-Chin Wang, Senior Director of Product at Redfin, we discuss the relationship between engineering and product management, challenges in creating process as your company scales, some excellent interview questions, and a fun tip to disconnect over the weekend.
Read or listen to my interview with interview with Randy Raw, VP of Information Security at Veterans United Home Loans. We discuss working w/ info security. lessons learned as a leader, recommend podcasts, and more!
In this interview (also available as a podcast), I speak with Eugene Bochkarev, VP of Engineering at Xero who wants to make the whole community of engineers and managers better. We discuss advice for new managers, hiring strategies in the highly competitive SF Bay Area, and a lot of great learning and book recommendations.
In this interview (also available as a podcast), I speak with Ravi Bhim who has extensive experience and passion about remote and distributed teams. He is founder of BeautifulCode.co a company that specializes remote software development.
Vidal: Hello, my name is Vidal Graupera and welcome to this interview on Managers Club. Today I have a special interview with my friend Akshaya, Director of Engineering at Bolt. Among other things, we are going to deep dive into context switching, task management and some of the special things he does to stand out in recruiting which you may find interesting if you don’t work at a big name company like Google or Facebook.
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
- What’s your background and how did you get into management?
- What are the biggest challenges you face?
- What is your approach to hiring?
- What’s your advice for managers who are just starting out?
- What’s your workday like and how do you manage your time, emails, etc.?
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success?