Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

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Seniority

16 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Managing Expectations
Scaling Team
Building a Team
Underperformance
Company Culture
Conflict solving
Firing
Onboarding
One-on-one
Hiring
Team processes
Career Path
New Manager

Hi everyone! My name is Edwin Chau 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!

Hey, I'm available every Saturday at 4:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  June 20, 2020
  4:00 PM (GMT)

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Stories

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.

Personal growth
Handling Promotion
New Manager
Scaling Team
Career Path
EM
Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

Decisive Firing
16 May

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

Underperformance
Firing
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

An Amicable Firing
16 May

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

Underperformance
Firing
Career Path
Feedback
Internal Communication
Managing Expectations
EM
Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

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.

Underperformance
Firing
Career Path
Feedback
Internal Communication
Managing Expectations
EM
Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

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.

Personal growth
Handling Promotion
New Manager
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Edwin Chau

Edwin Chau

Director of Engineering at Brex

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