How can you be an effective noncoding technical leader? Camille Fournier explores solutions to this ongoing issue.
Camille Fournier is the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma. She was previously the CTO of Rent the Runway. Camille is an Apache ZooKeeper committer and PMC member and a Dropwizard framework PMC member.
Five Questions for Camille Fournier about the challenges engineers face when transitioning to managers, and how to foster great technical leadership.
Let the systems and your team do the work.
Anticipate change, but keep an eye on technical debt.
Build up your “first team” relationships to avoid conflict.
We can’t build systems in a vacuum--architecture is a multi-year vision requiring an iterative delivery.
Measurement needs to be focused on the right goals for right now.
Think of yourself not as a shield, but as a selectively passive membrane.
What to look for and how to approach hiring new managers for teams.
How do I figure out what’s happening in a project without tapping engineers on the shoulder to ask?
Navigating the leadership transition from hands-on to hands-off.