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Richard Sun

Richard Sun

Engineering Manager at Facebook

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Hello 👋
My next available slot is

  • Wednesday 15th Dec5:00 PM (GMT)

Hello! I'm Rich Sun, and I am Engineering manager in Social VR, at Facebook . Beforehand, I was a Sr. Director of Engineering at Kabam, Inc. I've been a video game technologist since 1999 and leading engineering teams since 2005, previously working at LucasArts, Planet Moon Studios, and Co-Founding Rogue Rocket Games. I believe having a strong mentor as I did is key to success as a leader and manager, and look forward to working with interesting people here!

About me

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Seniority

13 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

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Define what you can gamble on when hiring.

6 December

Richard decides to take a bet on a promising graphic engineer, although the engineer shows behaviors during the interview that suggest he won't fit the company's culture.

Company Culture
Firing
Hiring
Toxic Employee
Engineering
Implementing a culture of communication

6 December

Richard enforces a regular one-on-one process to develop a culture of communication in a team weakened by a lack of trust.

Feelings Aside
Company Culture
Meetings
Internal Communication
Feedback
Reorganization
New Manager
Engineering
How to handle an underperforming employee

6 December

Richard decides to use a PIP for an underperforming employee who lacks basic programming skills.

Productivity
Feedback
Performance
Engineering
To Contractor or not to contractor? Pros and cons of putting off full time hiring.

6 December

Richard discusses how he built his company’s team while trying to keep the company lean.

Salary / Work Conditions
Scaling Team
Hiring
Engineering
Looking back on my switch from IC to management

6 December

Richard shares how he went through the transition from IC to manager and shares a few tips about pulling it off.

Personal Growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Motivation
Career Path
New Manager
Engineering
How to improve a negative team atmosphere?

6 December

Richard fights bad habits and a culture of negativity in a large engineering team, to launch a long-term healthy team dynamic.

Feelings Aside
Company Culture
Meetings
Internal Communication
Toxic Employee
Toxic Atmospheres
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
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