On the podcast this week Charles Humble talks to Camille Fournier about running a platform team, how her current role differs from the CTO role she had a Rent the Runway, the skills developers need to acquire as they move from engineering to management positions, tends like Holacracy, and her book "The Manager's Path"
Why listen to this podcast:
- When looking for platform engineers Camille looks for people who understand what it takes to build and run distributed systems - network, availability, data - and customer empathy.
- The team needs to be focussed on taking the time do build robust software for operational excellence.
- The technical skills were different at Rent the Runway - these would tend to be more full-stack engineers who worked in a more iterative way.
- Much of what we do at work is really about human relationships. One thing about relationships is that they tend to be better when you have one on one conversations with people on our regular basis. A lot of the value of one on one meeting is that you are reenforcing the social connection you have with the other person.
- One of the most important things we do as engineering managers is stay abreast of how to make teams effective in the context of delivering software.
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