Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

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Seniority

17 Years

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Manager of Managers

Management Experience

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Scaling Team
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Hi all. I'm Oli Petry and I run the Device Reliability Engineering team at Netflix. I have held various management roles for the last 13+ years ranging from leading product managers at Motorola to running operations and QA for Smart TV team at Yahoo to now reliability engineers at Netflix.

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  June 15, 2020
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Identifying If a Future Employee Can Thrive in an Environment of Uncertainties
21 November

Often having to hire people for unique roles where prior experience can’t justify success, Oliver Petry, engineering manager at Netflix, highlights the fundamental skills he views necessary for hiring and why he prefers hardcore skills over experience.

Hiring
Feedback
Product Team
PM
EM
Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

Mistakes Are OK as Long as We Learn from Them
3 September

Oliver Petry, Engineering Manager at Netflix, shares his understanding of how a great manager should act and why supporting his team members in their decisions is crucial.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Fairness
Internal Communication
Leadership
Team processes
PM
EM
Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

Having better one-on-ones by tailoring them to your employees.
6 December

Oliver unveils a few tricks to make the most out of one-on-ones with your direct reports.

Productivity
One-on-one
New Manager
Team processes
Career Path
PM
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Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

Rethinking your whole project structure to work with contractors
6 December

Oli managed to get the best of both worlds (in terms of in-house engineers vs offshore contractors) by rethinking the structure of his project.

Remote
Dev Processes
Reorganization
Team processes
Hiring
Salary / Work Conditions
PM
EM
Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

How I improved at giving negative feedback
6 December

Oli improved at giving negative feedback by focusing on his friendship.

Feelings aside
Underperformance
Feedback
One-on-one
PM
EM
Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

One of my engineers became toxic for the team
6 December

Oliver investigates why one of his engineers is creating a poisonous atmosphere for his team.

Team reaction
Company Culture
Firing
Toxic employee
Underperformance
Toxic atmospheres
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Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

Hiring a new team is not a part time job
6 December

As a new Engineering Manager at Netflix, Oliver decides to spend 60 percent of his time on recruiting his team. This is against the will of his boss, who wants him to ship features instead.

Hiring
Scaling Team
New Manager
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
PM
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Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Engineering Manager at Netflix

Experience

Engineering Manager Device Reliability Team

Netflix

Apr 2015 - current

Responsible for leading a lean team chartered with monitoring, quantifying, maintaining, learning from and ultimately improving the quality of Netflix experiences on Consumer Embedded (CE) and Pay TV devices in-field. • Acting as the voice of the consumer for CE & Pay TV devices focusing on end consumer impacting issues. • Building upon and executing existing monitoring to find issues with device performance in-field. • Driving definition, refinement and implementation of new monitoring programs through partnership with data science and operational teams. • Identifying, prioritizing, triaging and root causing issues found in monitoring . Owning these issues from discovery to resolution working with cross functional internal and external engineering teams as well as customer service. • Triaging and owning through resolution all CE and Pay TV in-field escalations from Partners and Netflix Customer Service. • Articulate learnings from past device quality issues and driving changes as requirements into upcoming platform releases where appropriate.

Product Manager

StarDivision

Jan 1996 - Jan 2000

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