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Paul Onakoya

Paul Onakoya

Director of Engineering at Google

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Hello 👋

Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    I’m Paul Onakoya. I’m originally from Lagos, Nigeria, moved to the US in 2002 for a computer science major at Howard University, and started my career at Microsoft in 2006 after graduating. I’m currently a Director of Engineering on Google Play. Before Google, I spent 4 years at Netflix (, Studio Engineering) and 11 years at Microsoft (Bing Maps, Xbox, Windows). I’ve been in Engineering leadership roles for more than a decade and I enjoy helping engineers grow in their career. I’m excited to be joining Plato to mentor even more people and I’m equally looking forward to learning from the mentees. Feel free to reach out if you want to connect.

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    How to Execute a Focused and Thought Driven Plan for Career Success Among Young Engineers

    17 November

    Paul Onakoya, an engineering manager at Netflix, reveals his method behind managing the focus and execution of career goals and ambitions in many young engineers. He does so by placing emphasis on the balanced separation of project tactical and one-on-one meetings.

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