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Location: San Francisco
Current Role: Senior Engineering Manager @ Slack
What’s your background and how did you get into management?
I was a software engineer for most of my career. At my first job in a small startup, I grew my team from 1 to 20 in 1.5 years in India and San Francisco. My manager at the time strongly believed in my leadership and put me in front of our main customers,