Oliver Petry

Oliver Petry

Director Ecosystems Insights and Reliability at Netflix

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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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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.

Product Team
Feedback
Hiring
Engineering
Product
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.

Leadership
Internal Communication
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Fairness
Team Processes
Engineering
Product
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.

Meetings
Productivity
Team Processes
Career Path
New Manager
Engineering
Product
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.

Salary / Work Conditions
Dev Processes
Remote
Reorganization
Hiring
Team Processes
Engineering
Product
How I improved at giving negative feedback

6 December

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

Feelings Aside
Meetings
Feedback
Performance
Engineering
Product
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.

Company Culture
Firing
Toxic Employee
Toxic Atmospheres
Team Reaction
Performance
Engineering
Product
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.

Scaling Team
Hiring
New Manager
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
Product
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