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Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

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Hello 👋

Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    Hi everyone! My name is Edwin and I am currently an Engineering Director at Brex. Before this, I was Director of Engineering at Betterment where I joined as the first engineer and employee #5 and helped scale the company during my 8 years there. Looking forward to meeting you!

    About me

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    Seniority

    16 Years

    Hierarchy

    Executive

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    Growing With An Organization

    16 May

    Edwin Chau discusses the difficulty he experienced when moving from being a senior engineer to a manager, and explains why changes in roles and specializations are actually positive things.

    Scaling Team
    Handling Promotion
    Personal Growth
    Career Path
    New Manager
    EM
    Decisive Firing

    16 May

    Edwin Chau talks about the importance of being decisive when determining whether or not to fire someone.

    Firing
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Performance
    EM
    An Amicable Firing

    16 May

    Edwin Chau talks about how he was able to fire someone in a really amicable way, through good communication.

    Managing Expectations
    Firing
    Internal Communication
    Feedback
    Career Path
    Performance
    EM
    Holding Out Too Long To Fire

    16 May

    Edwin Chau talks about the first time he was faced with firing someone and the lessons he learned.

    Managing Expectations
    Firing
    Internal Communication
    Feedback
    Career Path
    Performance
    EM
    Rising Through The Ranks

    16 May

    Edwin Chau discusses how he progressed through his career from engineer to a people manager, and the lessons he has learned about how his perspective needed to change.

    Handling Promotion
    Personal Growth
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    New Manager
    EM
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    Experience

    Head of Engineering, Brex Cash

    Brex

    Jun 2019 - current

    Director of Engineering

    Betterment

    Jan 2011 - Aug 2019

    Joined Betterment as engineer #1 and employee #5. Helped grow the company from 5 employees to 300+, and $10 million in AUM to $15+ billion.

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