Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

10 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Career Path
Deadlines

Hi, I'm Antoine Boulanger from Google. I worked for and co-founded small startups in Paris, before moving to SF 8 years ago to join Box. I ran cloud storage, encryption and service orchestration at Box, where I started as a one-man team when we were a small company, and built teams up to 50+ people. I just joined Google in NYC and I'm excited about this new challenge! I am passionate about culture / change management and the intersection of leadership with other domains. I hope I can share some of this passion here. Nice to meet you all!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

Managing Senior Engineers: People Skills > Technical Skills
30 January

Antoine Boulanger discusses management skills needed as a high-level manager and management techniques for leading senior engineers.

Collaboration
Personal growth
Different Skillsets
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Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

Approaches for Employee Buy In During Transitions
5 December

Antoine Boulanger gives advice on how to get employee buy in during transitional phases.

Internal Communication
Reorganization
Toxic atmospheres
Team processes
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
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Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

The Growth Phases of a Manager: The Builder, The Hero and The Spearhead
26 October

Antoine shares his personal experience about the common phases of a developing manager’s career.

Building a Team
Leadership
Career Path
Personal growth
Reorganization
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Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

The Importance of Matching New Hires with Company Values
26 October

Antoine Boulanger shares how he created and implemented a new strategy for effectively evaluating the ‘cultural add’ a candidate would bring to his team and company.

Company Culture
Diversity
Hiring
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Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

How I turned around a struggling team with deep-rooted problems who were facing a very short deadline
6 December

Antoine took over a team in a very critical situation and applied several leadership techniques to meet very tight deadlines and high expectations.

Team reaction
Deadlines
Team processes
Underperformance
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Dev Processes
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Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

Delegating former technical responsibilities to scale yourself as a first-level manager
6 December

As his team grows, this manager realizes his technical responsibilities are impairing his ability to scale himself as a manager. He hires a technical lead and delegates the technical vision to them.

Delegate
New Manager
Career Path
Scaling Team
Productivity
Personal growth
Team processes
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Antoine Boulanger

Antoine Boulanger

Sr Engineering Manager at Google

Videos

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Antoine Boulanger

Experience

Senior Engineering Manager

Google

Aug 2018 - Sep 2019

Spanner, Google's globally distributed database

Startup consultant

Robinson Participations

Jul 2009 - Nov 2010

Helped startups in our portfolio to successfully manage their software development and release lifecycle, from the seed stage to the first round funding stage

Software Architect

Testntrust

Jul 2009 - Jan 2010

Designed the architecture of the website and managed a team of 8 developers and testers, from the first lines of code to launch. (http://www.testntrust.com)

R&D Intern, Bangalore headquarters

Infosys

May 2008 - Jul 2008

Led a team of 3 people to develop a semantics-based knowledge engineering algorithm Received "Best Intern of the Term 2008-2009" Award

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