Martin Cocaro

Martin Cocaro

Sr Engineering Manager at MuleSoft

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Seniority

13 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Scaling Team
Remote
Cultural differences
New Manager

Hello everyone! This is Martin from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m an engineer by training, manager by trade. Have experienced the breadth of challenges of being a developer for a local small business in Arg, big corporations like Sabre/Travelocity, high-funded New York fashion startup (ideeli) and in the last 5 years had the pleasure of building and selling a profitable tech startup (ringcaptcha) to a SF comp - currently @MuleSoft. The teams I’ve managed ranged from 3 to 35 people. I can mentor about cultural differences, off-shore development, remote work, team performance, software architecture and best practices. Happy to have joined such a community!

Hey, I'm available every Monday at 3:30 PM (GMT)

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  June 15, 2020
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Stories

Remote Leadership Career Growth
5 December

Martin Cocaro discusses the challenges of career growth as a remote manager.

Personal growth
Remote
Career Path
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Martin Cocaro

Martin Cocaro

Sr Engineering Manager at MuleSoft

How to handle tension caused by cultural differences
6 December

Martin managed a team split between two countries with different cultures. One engineer managed to be hated by the whole Argentinian team because of his attitude, which was not appropriate for the Argentinian team.

Remote
Cultural differences
Toxic atmospheres
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
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Martin Cocaro

Martin Cocaro

Sr Engineering Manager at MuleSoft

Becoming the manager of your own team
6 December

In order to be respected as a new manager, Martin decided to leverage his technical skills to take care of all the difficult parts of the code, and to fix the bugs that his team didn’t want to fix. It turned out to be a very bad idea.

Legitimacy
Delegate
New Manager
Internal Communication
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Martin Cocaro

Martin Cocaro

Sr Engineering Manager at MuleSoft

The entire team against the new tech lead
6 December

Martin hired a tech lead who tried to change everything in the team without taking into account other team members’ feedback.

Team reaction
Conflict solving
Firing
Hiring
New Manager
Feedback
Collaboration
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Martin Cocaro

Martin Cocaro

Sr Engineering Manager at MuleSoft

Turning a low-performer into a star
6 December

Martin had to deal with a developer strongly appreciated by the team, but really underperforming in her job, by figuring out where she would have more impact.

Team reaction
Personal growth
Underperformance
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
Hiring
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Martin Cocaro

Martin Cocaro

Sr Engineering Manager at MuleSoft

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