Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

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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!

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16 Years

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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
Engineering
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
Engineering
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
Engineering
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
Engineering
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
Engineering
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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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