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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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.
Edwin Chau talks about the importance of being decisive when determining whether or not to fire someone.
Edwin Chau talks about how he was able to fire someone in a really amicable way, through good communication.
Edwin Chau talks about the first time he was faced with firing someone and the lessons he learned.
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.
Head of Engineering, Brex Cash
Jun 2019 - current
Director of Engineering
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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