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Erik Barbara

Erik Barbara

Engineering Director at Duo Security

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Seniority

5 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Reorganization
Hiring
New Manager
Team processes
Scaling Team

๐Ÿ‘‹ My name is Erik Barbara. I'm based out of Austin, TX and lead managers of multiple teams at Duo Security. We were acquired in October 2018 for $2.35B by Cisco and now operate as a business unit within the larger organization. I joined Duo at <100 employees and ~$10M in revenue and have been part of our growth since then. Prior to Duo I worked as an engineer over large-scale data systems processing genomic oncology information. I hold a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. I'm looking forward to learning together!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

A Detailed Hiring Process
2 July

Erik Barbara walks through and details his current hiring process.

Hiring
EM
Erik Barbara

Erik Barbara

Engineering Director at Duo Security

How To Establish Team Trust And Cohesion
5 June

Erik Barbara explains the quarterly process he established to establish trust and cohesion in his team.

Collaboration
Team processes
Changing company
Managing Expectations
EM
Erik Barbara

Erik Barbara

Engineering Director at Duo Security

Interview Processes For Scaling Teams
5 June

Erik Barbara discusses how he was able to change his interview process in order to scale it for his team.

Hiring
Scaling Team
EM
Erik Barbara

Erik Barbara

Engineering Director at Duo Security

Gradual, Transparent Scaling Of Teams
5 June

Erik Barbara explains his gentle, gradual approach to scaling a team and change management, and how this helps to keep your team happy.

Convincing
Scaling Team
Personal growth
Sharing the vision
Internal Communication
EM
Erik Barbara

Erik Barbara

Engineering Director at Duo Security

The Problem With Not Giving Negative Feedback
5 June

Erik Barbara explains the importance of providing negative feedback quickly and openly so that your direct reports can grow and change.

Underperformance
Feedback
Internal Communication
EM
Erik Barbara

Erik Barbara

Engineering Director at Duo Security

Experience

Mentor, Engineering Leadership

Plato

Jan 2018 - current

Plato matches tech managers to highly experienced engineering leaders to help resolve their challenging management situations through mentorship.

Engineering Director

Duo Security

Jan 2015 - current

At Duo, our mission is to secure your mission. Duoโ€™s Trusted Access platform secures your organization by verifying the identity of your users and the health of their devices before they connect to your applications. Duo Security was acquired in September 2018 for $2.35B by Cisco Systems. I'm hiring engineers in Austin!

Software Engineer

Thermo Fisher Scientific (Compendia Bioscience)

Jan 2012 - Jan 2015

The Medical Sciences business at Thermo Fisher Scientific provides qPCR and NGS technologies and assays for applications in molecular diagnostics, diagnostic development, clinical and translational research, and public health monitoring and is primarily focused on cancer and inherited disease. Compendia Bioscience's mission was to "cure cancer using genomic data". Compendia was acquired in October 2012 by Life Technologies as part of its Medical Sciences division. Life Technologies was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in February 2014.

Associate Software Engineer

MyBuys

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

MyBuys helps reach internet retail consumers in every stage of the customer lifecycle, bringing net new customers, helping retailers remind recent abandoners to complete their purchase, and winning back dormant shoppers. MyBuys merged with Magnetic in May 2015.

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