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The Importance of Written Communication for Engineering Teams
While good engineering managers can code, great ones can also communicate. Written communication is integral to the management and scaling of engineering teams, says Juan Pablo Buritica, who has led several successful teams of engineers.
Stephanie Emma Pfeffer
Stephanie is a sought-after writer for bestselling publications, including New York Magazine.
A Day in the Life of an Engineering Manager
Engineering managers tend to have a wide range of responsibilities. In this article, Karl Hughes, founder of Draft.dev, shares what a typical day in the life of an engineering manager looks like.
Karl is a former software engineering manager and CTO turned writer. He’s currently the founder of Draft.dev.
Toptal Webinar: How to Build and Scale a Remote Engineering Team
Building and scaling engineering teams is more complicated than just hiring additional people. As teams grow, everything has to change.
In the latest on-demand Toptal Webinar, our Vice President of R&D Bozhidar Batsov and Chief People Officer Michelle Labbe discuss how to build and scale best-in-class engineering teams.
People, Product, and Technology: A Beginner’s Guide to Engineering Management
What makes a successful engineering manager? Success usually depends on how managers lead their people, product, and technology.
In this article, we examine what it takes to get started and progress in the engineering manager role.
Giorgi has worked on a variety of applications, ranging from mobile to console platforms. He also maintains several open-source projects on GitHub.
Watch Our Webinar: Leading a Distributed Engineering Team
Toptal was an early adopter of an all-remote business model. As one of the leading remote workforces worldwide, Toptal strives to engage with other thought leaders and innovators in this space.
In our latest on-demand webinar, Toptal Engineering Manager Marco Santos talks with James Bourne, Editor-in-Chief of TechForge Media, about best practices for remote engineering teams.
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Software Engineer Performance Reviews Explained
Software development is a complex process, and evaluating the performance of software engineers can be too. Finding the right balance between complexity and practicality in software engineer performance reviews is vital.
In this article, Toptal Engineering Blog Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic outlines the difference between commonly used performance review models and discusses how they should be employed.
A veteran tech writer, Nermin helped create online publications covering everything from the semiconductor industry to cryptocurrencies.
Using the Radical Candor Framework for Effective Engineering Management
One tool that managers can consider adding to their management skill set is a practice called Radical Candor. Radical Candor is the ability to care emotionally about the engineer as an individual and valued contributor, while also expressing honesty concerning their efforts and results achieved by those efforts.
Peter is a technologist and editor on staff at Toptal, and speaks on software development, testing, and DevOps at technical conferences worldwide.
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