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Hiring Engineering Leaders

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.

This week features posts on:

  • Hiring Engineering Leaders
  • Good Challenges, Bad Challenges
  • Markers of Progress in Incident Analysis
  • How to Build a Startup Engineering Team
  • Improving Code Standards and Quality

INTERVIEWING

Hiring Engineering Leaders

Rushabh Doshi, Advisor (former Senior Director of Engineering at Facebook, with a thoughtful and comprehensive VPE interview process. 

Read the Full Post [13 min]

CAREER

Good Challenges, Bad Challenges

“How do you know when something is the good kind of challenging versus the bad kind of challenging?” Jessica Harllee, Principal Product Designer at Primary, reflects on a series of challenges she experienced during her time at Etsy and identifies some of the themes they had in common. Written for individual contributors, but equally helpful for managers to find a healthy balance in encouraging their team members’ growth. 

Read the Full Post [28 mins]

CULTURE

Markers of Progress in Incident Analysis

“What does progress look like? It’s not fewer incidents, to be sure…” Here’s John Allspaw, Co-Founder at Adaptive Capacity Labs (former CTO at Etsy), with a list of indicators that a team is making progress in learning from incidents. 

Read the full post [3 mins]

SCALING

How to Build a Startup Engineering Team

Kevin Stewart (former VPE at Fastly and Heptio) shares his advice on solving a set of challenges around “the people” and “the process” when scaling up an organization. 

Read the full post [16 mins]

PROCESS

Improving Code Standards and Quality

This post breaks down the elements of a useful style guide, and how teams can use the guide as a collaborative learning experience. 

Read the full post [9 mins]