Michael Galloway

Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager at Netflix

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19 Years

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Manager of Managers

Management Experience

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Hi folks, my name is Michael Galloway, and I am currently an Engineering Manager at Netflix. For the last 20 years I've held various technical titles (Eng, Architect, CTO, director, etc.), and I've worked in a variety of businesses from small startups building web pages, to Yahoo, to a co-founded startup (acquired), to an enterprise-focused B2E late startup, and now at Netflix. My experience ranges from architecture and direct implementation, to management of distributed teams across the states (CA, WA, MA, and TX). My passion is in converting problems into real technical solutions, be they business problems or consumer, and in guiding my teams to grow out of their comfort zones and challenge themselves. To quote a book I just finished, "I am but an egg".

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Stories

Enabling Your Team to Scale
8 October

Michael Galloway dispenses advice on enabling and scaling a team as a new leader.

Leadership
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Scaling Team
Sharing the vision
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Michael Galloway

Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager at Netflix

Engaging and Managing Engineers Who Lack Confidence
18 January

Michael Galloway defines ways to boost the confidence of one of your reports by encouraging collaboration with team members as well as ownership of projects.

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Michael Galloway

Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager at Netflix

Welcome to Management
12 December

Michael Galloway identifies ways in which to grow as a manager, especially after transitioning from IC to management.

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Michael Galloway

Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager at Netflix

Acting as a manager rather than an IC
6 December

Michael spends a weekend re-architecting a project. However, he then realizes his decision to do so has long-term negative impacts on the team and destroys the trust he’s been building up.

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Career Path
Collaboration
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Michael Galloway

Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager at Netflix

Introducing take-home exercises to my hiring process.
6 December

As Michael has some technical doubts about a candidate, he decides to challenge the candidate and suggests a take-home exercise. It turns out this was for the best.

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Scaling Team
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Michael Galloway

Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager at Netflix

Experience

Director of Software Development

Moxie Software, Inc

Mar 2014 - Feb 2016

\- Technical head and architect of flagship product, Concierge \- Lead agile teams in multiple locations (California, Texas, India, Washington) \- Director of cloud computing / map reduce stack w/Cassandra and Spark \- Lead DevOps and Infrastructure initiatives to move from managed to Saas delivery model \- Coordinated Marketing, Product, Sales, and Executive leadership \- Grew a strong developer culture with “Moxie Ignite” (Hack Day) events \- Oversaw implementation of Continuous Integration w/Jenkins and Automated Deployment w/RightScale and Chef Technologies: Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, Spark, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, HTML5

CTO

SimplyBox, Inc.

May 2008 - Mar 2014

Responsible for technical leadership, strategy, and business development for the SimplyBox platform and inContext solutions. Chief architect for all SimplyBox solutions. Manager for all technical development teams. Account Manager for strategic partnerships and projects. Sales Engineer for key opportunities. And finally, an all-around great guy.

Senior Software Engineer

Yahoo!

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008

\- Worked on Online Protection, Parental Controls, Desktop Widgets \- Lead development through entire product lifecycle \- Mentored junior developers \- Developed and Maintained web services accessed by millions of users \- Designed and Implemented Fail-Safe, Redundant, Highly Available, services \- Developed PHP Extensions, Apache Modules, Desktop software (Windows, Mac)

Senior Architect

iKorb

Jun 1999 - Apr 2005

\- Architected, Built, and Maintained an advanced E-Commerce platform \- Architected, Built, and Maintained a Job Search Engine used by Higher Ed. \- Managed numerous contractors and development teams \- Built PHP Extensions, Designed Database Schema

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