Debunking Misconceptions About Engineering Management in 2020

DevOps.com

In the world of software engineering, we feel this acutely as all eyes are on the engineering team to continue building innovative new products and solutions—maintaining […]. The post Debunking Misconceptions About Engineering Management in 2020 appeared first on DevOps.com.

Supplant Scripting with Engineering Management and Machine Learning

The New Stack

Software developers and engineers continue to write or run scripts to glue together components into workflows, even though it is a time-consuming task. In other words, it can be difficult to convince engineers to change how they work. Harness sponsored this post.

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Tackling large user traffic with Ajay Sampat, Sr. Engineering Manager, Lyft

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In our first episode of Breaking 404 , a podcast bringing to you stories and unconventional wisdom from engineering leaders of top global organizations around the globe, we caught up with Ajay Sampat , Sr. Engineering Manager, Lyft to understand the challenges that engineering teams across domains face while tackling large user traffic. Through this episode, Ajay shares his personal experiences and hardships that developers/engineers face in their day-to-day tasks.

Four Metrics Every Engineering Manager Needs to Monitor for Success

DevOps.com

Engineering managers and leaders are charged with a challenging task every day: How do they support engineers to do their best work, and how do they know if their engineers are doing their best work? To enable an engineer’s best work, you’ll want to make sure they are […]. The post Four Metrics Every Engineering Manager Needs to Monitor for Success appeared first on DevOps.com.

Using the Radical Candor Framework for Effective Engineering Management

Toptal

One tool that managers can consider adding to their management skill set is a practice called Radical Candor.

Member of the Band – Area Engineering Manager Robert Pangilinan

Gorilla Logic

In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band – engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most important asset in Gorilla Logic…our talent! Robert Pangilinan – Area Engineering Manager. Robert Pangilinan, Rob to his friends, is a seasoned Business Systems Analyst, Product Manager, and Scrum practitioner by profession.

7 Reliability Questions Engineering Managers Need to Ask Their Teams

The New Stack

Here’s a statement any engineering manager can agree with: Reliability is complicated. But as managers, we know our teams face similar trials: defects and regressions, capacity problems, operational debt and dangerous workloads affect all of us. To cope with serious scale like this, engineering teams must be nimble and fast moving. Their managers must also ensure that their teams adhere to reliability processes that support this kind of complexity and scale.

Introducing Engineering Management to a Growing Organization

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. Johnathan Nightingale has seen first-hand how powerful a solid management structure can be for growing organizations. “We We grow so fast,” Nightingale says of tech companies, “and we’re often run by founders who have not themselves experienced great management. Why management matters.

How engineering managers can effectively support engineers, teams, and organizations

CircleCI

The typical job description for many engineering manager roles is action-packed. It is a mix of hands-on coding, technical leadership and decision making, process and project management, product oversight, people management, finding and hiring talent … the list goes on. In our work, we deal with both technical and people systems: we support individual engineers’ growth; help teams become successful; and make the organization more productive, functional, and innovative.

Article: Q&A on the Book Becoming an Effective Software Engineering Manager

InfoQ Culture Methods

The book Becoming an Effective Software Engineering Manager by James Stanier explores how to manage engineers and what managers can do to build and run effective teams. It helps people decide if they want to go from an engineering to a manager role and organize and improve their management activities. Communication Management Hiring Coaching and Mentoring Careers Book Review Leadership Culture & Methods article

Managing From Afar: How This Engineering Manager Tackles the Challenges of Remote Work

Gitprime

In this Perspectives in Engineering interview series, engineering leaders talk about how to build, coach, and scale world-class technology teams. Leading remote engineering teams comes with a suite of challenges. How should remote engineers support themselves, since they lack the interpersonal support of a co-located office? Before joining Elastic, Kammah lead a coast-to-coast remote team as a remote Senior Engineering Manager at MailChimp.

Exploring the transition from Developer to Engineering Manager

Seerene

Having begun as an Engineer with my company, Seerene, I transitioned from this role to a position as Engineering Manager some two months ago. Just as any individual would when they’re about to start in a new position, I started familiarising myself with blog posts and other literature written by seasoned managers. The story is a little different for managers, who often deal with on-going tasks and issues without a tangible end.

Interview questions for engineering managers and senior software developers

NeverFriday

I wrote two articles that have been published that list interview questions you can ask when interviewing engineering manager and senior software engineer candidates. In the articles I explain why certain interview questions are asked and how they try to find out how skilful and communicative the prospective manager or developer are: 7 Key Engineering Manager Interview Questions. 10+ Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions.

Becoming A Manager of Engineering Managers: What You Need To Know

Honeycomb

Hosted by Marcus Blankenship , Becoming a Manager of Engineering Managers covers key points about the differences between managing engineers and managing people who manage engineers. After each panelist shares how they became mangers of managers, Marcus walks them through: what it’s like to manage people who are most definitely more experienced. how it differs from managing just one team.

“Engineering Manager — Infrastructure” in Medium Engineering

Dan Pupius

Until recently, most engineers have been deployed to product initiatives, with DevOps and Data Platform being the only permanently staffed…. Continue reading on Medium Engineering ». Article IFTTT Medium

Serverless; the next big thing

The Agile Monkey

We understand that many companies are still reluctant to put their code in the hands of a cloud provider or let them manage security and scalability for them, but the benefits are so huge and the expertise of the cloud providers, in terms of security and operations, is so vast that we’re confident that eventually most companies will follow this approach and stop managing their own servers. serverless cloud-computing faa engineering-management lambda-function

Effective Product (Software) Teams

Agile Alliance

Eduardo has worked in different startups and these days he is working as Platform Engineering Manager for Clarity AI.

Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Although many engineers dislike whiteboard interviews, it is the holy grail of software architects. Management skills . A few examples of these courses include network security, information security, cyber investigation, cybersecurity management and policy, and others. Engineering Managers. An ideal engineering manager leads research and development of projects and checks the accuracy of the work produced under his/her supervision.

Great Leaders Step Back To See Patterns - An Interview with Melissa Leffler

BeautifulCode

Melissa Leffler, VP of Engineering at Drift share her thoughts on being an engineering leader, how working with Drift was different and the lessons she learned as an engineering manager

Four short links: 16 January 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Compromised Hardware, Decision Tree Visualization, Calculus and Neural Networks, and Engineering Management. Engineering Management: The Pendulum or the Ladder (Charity Majors) -- excellent advice to engineers faced with the choice or interest to go into engineering management. Modchips -- detailed talk exploring how plausible the Bloomberg-reported compromised hardware story is.

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Designing Engineering Teams for Scale

DevOps.com

As a senior engineering manager who has taken many companies from just a few engineers to entire teams at global scale in hypergrowth, I have learned quite a few lessons along the way on coping with growth and scale on a diversity of fronts. The post Designing Engineering Teams for Scale appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs Leadership Suite engineering teams managing operations scaling challenges

One Team at Uber is Moving from Microservices to Macroservices

High Scalability

Gergely Orosz, an Engineering Manager on the Payments Experience Platform at Uber, in a tweet signaled a change in architectural direction: SOA architecture microservicesThere may be an undiscovered tribe deep in some jungle somewhere that hasn’t made up their mind on microservices, but I doubt it. People love microservices or love to hate microservices. There’s not much in between.

Why To Explain Why, Again.

Let's Grow Leaders

Last week, we were wrapping up our final session of a six-month strategic management intensive with a group of engineering managers by helping them to synthesize what they’d learned. Communication Winning Well management communication what to why winning wellIn addition to a number of more mainstream techniques, we asked them to […].

The Benefits of Software Delivery Management

DevOps.com

Editor’s Note: This blog post is the second in a series about Software Delivery Management written by Shawn Ahmed, vice president of product marketing. In a prior job as an engineering manager, I spent a lot of time identifying and trying to remove bottlenecks and inefficiencies that got in the way of value delivery. The post The Benefits of Software Delivery Management appeared first on DevOps.com. CloudBees Software Delivery Management cloudbees

Hidden Costs of Unoptimized Developer Workflows

Dzone - DevOps

We hear this sentence frequently when talking to DevOps practitioners and engineering managers. “We’ve already automated our setup so much, there is nothing left to do.” No-one is ever automated to a degree that is enough.

You Code It, You Own It: Announcing OverOps Support for Git Blame

OverOps

One of our beta users for this launch, an engineering manager at a large U.S. OverOps’ new integration with GitLab and GitHub empowers development teams to assign every error to the right developer responsible for fixing it.

Twitter’s Reliability Journey

Dzone - DevOps

Twitter’s SRE team is one of the most advanced in the industry, managing the services that capture the pulse of the world every single day, and throughout the moments that connect us all. Staff SRE, Carrie Fernandez, Head of Site Reliability Engineering, JP Doherty, Engineering Manager, and Zachary Kiehl, Sr. SRE has been part of the engineering organization formally since 2012, though foundational practices around reliability and operations began emerging earlier.

How to hire a software developer in a candidate-driven market

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

According to recent studies, the unemployment rate for software engineers in the US stands at an all-time low of 1.3%. In July 2019, San Francisco (just the city) had over 10K roles that fit engineering criteria. Most engineers/developers dislike the standard, “Hi, I am a recruiter. Always have a hiring manager/engineering manager alongside to answer all technical questions that the candidate might ask you.

Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Although many engineers dislike whiteboard interviews, it is the holy grail of software architects. Management skills . A few examples of these courses include network security, information security, cyber investigation, cybersecurity management and policy, and others. Engineering Managers. An ideal engineering manager leads research and development of projects and checks the accuracy of the work produced under his/her supervision.

With.app, Google plans to build a safer Web

The Parallax

Google engineering manager Adrienne Porter Felt explains the.app top-level domain at Google I/O in Mountain View, Calif., While the appeal of.app should be the ability of consumers and brands to easily point people to their sites, Google has built in security features that the legacy TLDs don’t have, said Adrienne Porter Felt, engineering manager at Google. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Bored Bored of conventional website suffixes like.net,org,edu and.com?

The biggest challenges faced by recruiters in university hiring (+ perfect solutions)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

I go through the entire recruitment process and manage to hire some really good candidates by beating all the challenges associated with university hiring. Make sure you’re reaching out to the upper management to see which universities they may prefer to see on your list. You can ask your CTOs, engineering managers, or team leads for tips related to technical screening of candidates, then write up your own list of developer-proof questions.

The biggest challenges faced by recruiters in university hiring (+ perfect solutions)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

I go through the entire recruitment process and manage to hire some really good candidates by beating all the challenges associated with university hiring. Make sure you’re reaching out to the upper management to see which universities they may prefer to see on your list. You can ask your CTOs, engineering managers, or team leads for tips related to technical screening of candidates, then write up your own list of developer-proof questions.

Four short links: 3 July 2020

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Engineering Resumes — to help those of you looking for a new job in these uncertain times, here are some examples of what accomplishments look like for software engineers. These are oriented towards individual contributors (perhaps I’ll do an engineering managers version next). Open Differential Privacy — Open source software from Microsoft and Harvard. via Microsoft’s announcement ).

Four short links: 13 March 2020

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

OpenAM — an open-access management solution that includes authentication, SSO, authorization, federation, entitlements and web services security. Building Relationships as a Remote Engineering Manager — And if you haven’t realized it yet, get used to this—you’re going to spend a lot of time writing.

Inc. 5000 Series DC Metro Recognizes AgileEngine as a Regional Leader

Agile Engine

By the end of 2019, our team had more than 400 members including software developers, designers, testers, data engineers, managers, and other experts. AgileEngine is closing the February of 2020 with exciting news from the Inc. magazine. The 2020 Inc. 5000 is still in the works, but in the meantime, the renowned business magazine has published a new rating highlighting local businesses. Named the Inc.

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