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Building Great Software Engineering Teams: Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success by Joshua Tyler

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CHAPTER 1

The Challenge of Building an Engineering Team

Startups fall into one of two groups: Growing and Dying.

There’s no in-between.

To clarify, in this book the term startup refers to a product-oriented company in the process of finding and scaling a high-growth business model. There are many kinds of small, young, and growing companies, but this book focuses on the experience of technology startups, most likely backed by venture capital or seed funding, of the sort you find in Silicon Valley and other major tech hubs.

If your company is growing, odds are good that you’re looking to hire software engineers. You know that hiring engineers is difficult, either from personal experience or because everyone tells you so.

The purpose of this book ...

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