Alexandra Sobhani

Alexandra Sobhani

Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire

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Seniority

2 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of ICs

Management Experience

Hiring
Managing Up
Scaling Team
Data team
Company Culture
Changing company
New Manager
One-on-one

Hey! I'm Alexandra - I manage the web engineering teams (13 direct reports) at a small data analytics company in soho nyc. They work in Angular/React/Node and Clojure. Previously I was tech lead for a team of full stack developers at ADP's innovation lab and a data analytics consultant at Accenture. I co-organize the Women Tech Leaders NYC meetup https://www.meetup.com/WTL-Women-Tech-Leaders-NYC. I read 128 books in 2018 (beating my 96 from 2017) Slack me about hiring, team culture, orchestrating large scale rewrites, productivity/morale, introvert-extrovert relations, or just to say hi!

Hey, I'm available every Tuesday at 3:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  June 9, 2020
  3:00 PM (GMT)

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Stories

Investigating the Need For Rewriting a Code Base and Then Successfully Doing So
27 February

Alexandra Sobhani, Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire, demonstrates how she discovered the need for a code base rewrite within her company and how she managed to make it work with a quick turn around.

Impact
Toxic atmospheres
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Alexandra Sobhani

Alexandra Sobhani

Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire

Sourcing, Interviewing, and Hiring When Time is Sensitive
27 February

Alexandra Sobhani, Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire, describes how she went above and beyond to quickly source, interview, and hire new engineers when more than half of her team quit at the dawn of her new role as manager.

Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Hiring
Ownership
Scaling Team
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Alexandra Sobhani

Alexandra Sobhani

Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire

Gaining Team Respect as a New Manager
27 February

Alexandra Sobhani, Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire, shares a personal story where she felt unwanted by one or more of her new engineers and how she overcame this, gaining the respect she needed as a manager.

New Manager
Personal growth
Diversity
Internal Communication
Changing company
EM
Alexandra Sobhani

Alexandra Sobhani

Manager of Web Engineering at Signafire

Experience

Director Of Engineering

Signafire

Jun 2018 - current

Web Development Student

Startup Institute

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015

Consultant, Data Strategy

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Consultant, Data Analytics

Accenture

Nov 2011 - Jan 2015

Customer Relations Intern

Pratt & Whitney

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011

Junior Programmer and Market Researcher

Gravity Switch

Dec 2010 - Jun 2011

Executive Assistant

Carbozyme

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008

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