Gaurav Agarwal

Gaurav Agarwal

Engineering Manager at Netflix

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Seniority

8 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Scaling Team
Underperformance
Leadership
Firing
Hiring

Hi everyone, I just joined Plato as a mentor. I am excited to help and learn from others. I’m currently an Engineering Manager at Netflix leading backend engineering for Growth. Prior to Netflix, I was at Facebook for the last 6 years and led the Growth team there too. I am all about data/metrics/A-B testing. Prior to Facebook, I had a small startup in Singapore focussing on anonymous social network. Management was never something that I had planned for. It was a few years back when my manager at that time identified my true passion is around helping and growing others. Super thankful for his guidance. The first year as a manager was an interesting transition - a lot of highs and a lot of equal lows. Over time I learnt how to be effective and uplift others. I’m excited to be part of this group and pass on my learnings to other eager first time managers. Cheers!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Experience

Co-Founder and CTO

AGGA Web

Apr 2010 - Jul 2012

\* Co-founded and led engineering for developing the anonymous social network product \* Mentored and grew the engineering team by hiring 2 additional engineers and 4 interns from leading universities in India \* Built the entire backend for the app using PHP and Elgg \* SEO analysis and optimizations for the website to appear higher on Google search results \* Built an array of apps and websites for clients as part of the Services pillar

Software Engineer

IBM Singapore

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

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