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Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Amazon

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

18 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Data team
Coaching / Training / Mentorship

Hi, I'm Matthew. I've had leadership experience at companies such as Amazon, AMD, Palm, Juniper. My roles have included manager, director and chief of staff. I've been in management for over 15 years, having lead teams from 5-40 people both local and across national boundaries. I occasionally blog (https://use-cases.org/) and post on Quora regarding software management topics. I'm also very hands-on having experience or understanding in low level to high level, front end to back end. I personally missed out on having mentors through my early career path. Having learnt the lessons the hard way, joining Plato as a mentor will hopefully help other emerging managers in their decision making to ensure that they don't need to make the same mistakes. My particular management interests lie in engineer efficiency and effectiveness, cognitive load, effective triage, leadership as a discipline, engineer growth and development, and anything that grows leaders. Looking forward to interacting more with all of you. I'm currently a Engineering Manager at Amazon, however my involvement with Plato is as an individual and I am not representing Amazon or it's views. Any stories represent composite individuals reflecting back on my expereince. All my opinions are my own.

Hey, I'm available every Monday at 7:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  October 5, 2020
  7:00 PM (GMT)

Stories

Spikes Within Sprints
6 December

Matthew Tippett explains what Spikes are and how to effectively use them within your team.

Productivity
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Agile / Scrum
EM
Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Amazon

Tech Debt, Sprints, Bugs, and True Velocity
6 December

Matthew Tippett provides guidance on allocating time for tech debt during planned Sprint work in order to increase velocity and productivity.

Agile / Scrum
Prioritization
Productivity
EM
Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Amazon

Improving the Value and Accuracy of Estimation
6 December

Matthew explains how he managed to deal with one of his direct reports, who was always giving very broad ranges when asked for an estimation.

Deadlines
One-on-one
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Amazon

Finding matching engineering personalities
6 December

An engineer in Matthew’s team didn’t understand why he was receiving bad reviews, as he worked hard and was used to receiving positive reviews. Matthew studies the engineer’s personality to understand the reason for the negative reviews.

Underperformance
Company Culture
Productivity
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Feedback
EM
Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Amazon

Videos

Plato Event #3 Part 5/6 How do we support our engineers for their transition to managers?
Nidhi GuptaMatthew TippettShivani SharmaYi HuangVincent Mo

Experience

Plato founding mentor - Engineering Leadership

Plato

Jun 2017 - current

Engineering Manager

Amazon

Jul 2016 - current

Director Of Engineering/Chief of Staff

Pulse Secure

Jul 2013 - Apr 2016

Engineering Manager

Amazon

Feb 2012 - Jul 2013

Engineering Director

Palm

Nov 2009 - Feb 2012

Advisor

Phoronix Media

Jan 2008 - current

Engineering Manager

Advanced Micro Devices

May 2003 - Oct 2009

Lead Platform Engineer

Casero Inc

Apr 2002 - Apr 2003

Lead Engineer/Architect

Interfusion

Mar 2001 - Mar 2002

Team Lead

Swish Group

Mar 2000 - Mar 2001

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