Christian McCarrick

Christian McCarrick

Engineering Leader at Facebook

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My name is Christian McCarrick and I am currently an Engineering Leader at Facebook. I was most recently the VPE at Auth0 - managing a large distributed engineering organization. I have been in technology for about 20+ years with the last 15 in engineering management roles. I have become very interested in improving the craft of software engineering leadership and I hope Plato can make a difference. I also host a podcast called, SimpleLeadership where I interview other technology leaders.

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23 Years

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Executive

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Handling an average-performing employee who wants a promotion

6 December

Christian describes how he handled an average-performing employee who wanted to be promoted.

Managing Expectations
Salary / Work Conditions
Handling Promotion
Career Path
Performance
Engineering
Product
How to implement new work processes in a tech team?

6 December

As a new manager, Christian decides to introduce new processes to his reluctant engineering team to improve its efficiency.

Dev Processes
Convincing
Team Reaction
Team Processes
New Manager
Engineering
Product
I had to let go of an employee that I had personally advised the company to hire

6 December

Christian advises his company to hire one of his ex-colleagues for a vacant QA Engineer role, even though he is not completely suitable for the role.

Feelings Aside
Company Culture
Firing
Productivity
Feedback
Hiring
Performance
Engineering
Product
Embracing timeboxing to better allocate your time

6 December

Christian shares with us how used a methodology called timeboxing to improve his time allocation and to become more productive.

Productivity
Team Processes
New Manager
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
Product
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