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David Murray

David Murray

Cofounder at Confirm

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    David Murray is an entrepreneur, computer scientist, and product designer based in Silicon Valley. He is currently CTO of Doctor.com. Originally a product manager at Google from 2006-2008, he received the Google Founders Award and EMG Award for his work on Gmail. After Google, David held several senior product and engineering management positions at start-ups in Silicon Valley and helped run the FFL Accelerator in Palo Alto. He joined Doctor.com through the sale of his company ReferBright in 2014, and he holds a B.S. in CS and HCI from Carnegie Mellon as well as an M.S. in CS (HCI focus) from Stanford. David also writes articles for Forbes on topics like navigating conflict and politics at the workplace which you can find here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/people/davidmurray1/

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    Happiness in Your Work Life

    27 August

    David Murray describes a framework for finding and maintaining happiness in your work life and career.

    Impact
    Motivation
    Personal Growth
    Engineering
    Product
    Starting and growing a team in a new city

    16 April

    At two separate organizations, David started a team in a new city, growing it from just himself to several team members while maintaining the core culture of the main office, and keeping the city connected to the “mother ship.”

    Onboarding
    Sharing The Vision
    Scaling Team
    Remote
    Engineering
    Product
    Gaining the trust of non-technical leaders

    16 April

    David uses strategies of empathy, active listening, and regular communication to ensure that the other executives on his team trusted him and maintained a solid relationship with him.

    Convincing
    Engineering
    Product
    Going from no testing to full QA automation

    16 April

    David worked with a small engineering organization to grow and scale the Quality Assurance team from nothing to a team of 8 QA members doing significant automation.

    Different Skillsets
    Personal Growth
    Career Path
    Collaboration
    Legitimacy
    Engineering
    Product
    Being an engaging speaker and presenter

    16 April

    David has used tactics from his many years of performing professionally, including his college degree in Voice Performance, to often speak and present to his company in an engaging, entertaining way that ensured his messages got across.

    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Personal Growth
    Internal Communication
    Engineering
    Product
    Managing toxic employees and atmospheres

    16 April

    David identified and quickly remedied a few situations in which a new employee unintentionally facilitated the creation of a toxic environment.

    Team Reaction
    Firing
    Toxic Atmospheres
    Performance
    Toxic Employee
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Engineering
    Product
    Resolving severe personality conflicts

    16 April

    David mediated many internal conflicts between executives and other team members at his organization using proven counseling techniques.

    Feelings Aside
    Conflict Solving
    Collaboration
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Toxic Employee
    Toxic Atmospheres
    Engineering
    Product
    Peacefully managing out low-performing employees

    16 April

    David has worked with many employees who did not perform their duties at the level needed by the organization, finding ways to manage these employees out in ways that minimize damage to the organization that sometimes can occur.

    Managing Expectations
    Career Path
    Internal Communication
    Performance
    Meetings
    Engineering
    Product
    Growing and mentoring managers of managers

    16 April

    David worked with several individual contributors to help them grow into the managers they wished to become. In addition, he works with managers to help them understand how to grow and mentor managers of their own.

    Leadership
    Feedback
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    New Manager
    Career Path
    Meetings
    Scaling Team
    New Manager Of Manager
    Engineering
    Product
    Enabling a Pro-Diversity Culture

    16 April

    David has been at many organizations that lost opportunities with candidates who felt a lack of diversity at the organization. As such, he implemented strategies to ensure his current company maintains a pro-diversity culture.

    Company Culture
    Diversity
    Engineering
    Product
    Measuring & Communicating Team Success

    16 April

    David needed a way to communicate with the rest of the company about how well the engineering team was doing using objective, measurable metrics like other teams. He developed a monthly report to facilitate this purpose with both qualitative and quantitative sections.

    Delegate
    Deadlines
    Internal Communication
    Ownership
    Roadmap
    Engineering
    Product
    Reducing significant inherited technical debt

    16 April

    David inherited a team with significant technical debt, accrued over years fighting fires for the CEO of the company. Through significant post-morteming and process changes, the team significantly reduced this debt and changed from a reactive culture to a proactive one.

    Remote
    Legitimacy
    Firing
    Dev Processes
    Personal Growth
    Feedback
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Performance
    Scaling Team
    Managing Up
    Productivity
    Engineering
    Product
    Ensuring a happy, productive culture and prevent burnout

    16 April

    David has used proven research on employee productivity to implement positive changes that resulted in a happier, more productive team that has been incredibly loyal over several years.

    Dev Processes
    Motivation
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Company Culture
    Onboarding
    Cultural Differences
    Performance
    Engineering
    Product
    Scaling a remote team from 4 to 40

    16 April

    David inherited a remote team used to fighting fires for the CEO. He tells us how he stabilized, scaled, and gained the trust of this team from afar.

    Personal Growth
    Remote
    Delegate
    Handling Promotion
    Internal Communication
    Salary / Work Conditions
    Reorganization
    Cultural Differences
    Scaling Team
    Fairness
    Team Processes
    Hiring
    Engineering
    Product
    Finding the right team structure and organization

    16 April

    David iterated with his team over several “agile” approaches as his company grew and evolved. He explains which strategies worked, for how long, and why.

    Meetings
    Collaboration
    Productivity
    Scaling Team
    Reorganization
    Internal Communication
    Agile / Scrum
    Engineering
    Product
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