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Nael El Shawwa

Nael El Shawwa

Former VP of Engineering at Shutterstock

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

10 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Cross-functional collaboration
Product
Building a Team
Conflict solving
Collaboration
Agile / Scrum

Industry

Marketing & Advertising
Internet
Financial Services / Fintech
Cloud Services

I am a software craftsman and a hands-on technology leader with 17+ years of experience leading and engineering products in the marketing, retail, healthcare and finance spaces. I specialize in web-based products and technologies and have led teams of engineers, architects, product managers, designers, data scientists and data engineers. I lead by example, create space to experiment and grow and push myself and my teams to new levels. Over my career I have had the privilege to be part of numerous amazing missions and journeys: In 2015 I joined a start-up called Flashstock and built the engineering and product team there. It was acquired by Shutterstock 2 years later for $50m. Over the next three years, I continued leading the new Shutterstock Custom engineering team through an aggressive roadmap, integration with the rest of the organization while doubling the team. In 2012 I led the product engineering team at Veriday, where we launched a digital marketing platform for Financial Advisors. Over three years, we launched this platform to hundreds of financial advisors across major Canadian financial institutions. In 2011 I co-founded #DevTO, one of Toronto's first regular monthly events for all developers and people in tech. In 2015 we launched our Annual International Women's Day Talks featuring women in STEM from across North America. In 2009 I worked on the launch of BMO's adviceDirect platform, Canada's first personalized service that provides investment recommendations to online trader

Hey, I'm available every Friday at 5:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  December 4, 2020
  5:00 PM (GMT)

Stories

Demystifying Story Points
30 September

Nael El Shawwa, former VP of Engineering of Shutterstock, dissects the mystery behind assigning story points to tickets emphasizing that estimates should always be relative.

Agile / Scrum
Deadlines
EM
Nael El Shawwa

Nael El Shawwa

Former VP of Engineering at Shutterstock

A New Manager Role: Transitioning from the Solution to Problem Space
30 September

Nael El Shawwa, former VP of Engineering at Shutterstock, discusses how his transition to a manager’s role was not merely about managing people but about paying more attention to the problem rather than the solution space.

New Manager
EM
Nael El Shawwa

Nael El Shawwa

Former VP of Engineering at Shutterstock

Reframing Estimates
30 September

Nael El Shawwa, former VP of Engineering at Shutterstock, explains why reframing estimates is necessary and how that resonates with the very nature of the engineering work.

Deadlines
Agile / Scrum
EM
Nael El Shawwa

Nael El Shawwa

Former VP of Engineering at Shutterstock


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