Braeden Kepner

Braeden Kepner

Head of Machine Intelligence at Dropbox

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Seniority

7 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

High Performers
Conflict solving
Internal Communication
Scaling Team

Hi everyone, great to meet you. I was an early-ish engineer at Evernote, and later a lead, manager and director of the services engineering org (Search, R&D, Core Service, SOA Platform, and Teams). I've also had brief diversions working on and managing many other types of teams including payments, single page web app, and even iOS app development teams.After more than 6 years at Evernote, I moved to Dropbox where I work on bringing ML-based intelligence to the Dropbox product and business.

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  July 1, 2020
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Stories

Handling conflicts between two very different engineers
6 December

Braeden deals with two developers who are ruining the atmosphere of their team by engaging in an open conflict.

Conflict solving
One-on-one
Collaboration
Toxic atmospheres
High Performers
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Braeden Kepner

Braeden Kepner

Head of Machine Intelligence at Dropbox

Sharing the bigger picture when delegating
6 December

When Braeden takes ownership of a substantial project, he decides to split the work between two teams to speed up the project's development.

Delegate
Productivity
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Braeden Kepner

Braeden Kepner

Head of Machine Intelligence at Dropbox

Understanding how different people contribute helps with setting goals
16 March

After the loss of an “enabler” (someone who wasn’t the individual top performer, but made the whole team more productive), Braeden realized that each team member contributes to the team in a different way and that each team member needs goals in line with their contributions.

Firing
Internal Communication
Productivity
Team processes
Career Path
High Performers
Managing Expectations
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Braeden Kepner

Braeden Kepner

Head of Machine Intelligence at Dropbox

Experience

Senior Engineering Manager, ML Features and Foundations

Dropbox

May 2018 - current

July 2019-present Machine Learning Platform (ML development infrastructure, model serving, online/offline signals, etc), Content Understanding, and the Dropbox Knowledge Graph May 2018-June 2019 Search Infrastructure (search engine, indexing) and Quality.

Socio

Soy Té

Jan 2012 - current

Soy Té is a fast-growing tea, tisane and coffee supplier in Mexico. We blend our own teas, roast coffees and produce a line of delicious fruit tisanes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHvs-1kjK20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muxrlVKnxM8&feature=youtu.be

Software Developer

Predictive Service

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

Intern

Mercantila

Jun 2008 - Jan 2010

Worked as an intern during the summers of 2008 and 2009, and well as during the 08-09 and 09-10 school years on a variety of projects, from improving visibility into shipping and fraud detection in the order process to developing a tool to automate the competitive pricing of our online inventory.

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