Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

Head of Engineering at Snackpass

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Hello all, I am Shri. Excited to join Plato for sharing my experience and learn as well from others. I am an engineering leader, father, dog owner and an amateur tennis player. During my time at Zoosk, I have grown from IC to a director of backend applications with a lot of learnings while having fun. Recently I joined Snackpass (Series A startup) as Head of Engineering. It is so much fun to work on high impact projects part of a startup.

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How to Effectively Communicate on Slack

6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, discusses effective communication using Slack including a recommended framework that entails three simple tips to make the most of the tool.

Remote
Internal Communication
Productivity
Engineering
Improving Collaboration Between Engineering and Product Across Time Zones

6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, describes how to make communication effective between PMs and engineers when they are located in different time zones and have very little overlap.

Remote
Internal Communication
Collaboration
Reorganization
Engineering
Handling a Mistake - Adopting a New Workflow

6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, describes how he quickly agreed to adopt new workflows, a mistake he later regretted, and how he handled the situation by spending the time to course correct and taking a stab at making things easier for his team.

Collaboration
Team Processes
Agile / Scrum
Engineering
An Acquisition Across Time Zones

6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, speaks of the time his company was acquired by another org in a time zone half a world away, listing issues and providing solutions to how he overcame the time disparity while transferring product knowledge.

Remote
Internal Communication
Reorganization
Motivation
Engineering
Overcoming Late Culture

18 June

Shridharan Muthu, director of engineering and backend applications at Zoosk, talks about the quirky method he used to omit the disruptive habit of late arrivals to important meetings.

Managing Expectations
Building A Team
Company Culture
Meetings
Engineering
Steps to Take When Dealing with an Underperforming Employee

17 June

Shridharan Muthu, director of engineering and backend applications at Zoosk, shares how he identified a clear solution to a pre-existing and emotionally influenced problem of an underperforming employee. While taking over a new team, his unbiased viewpoint helped complete the task that others already enveloped in the problematic affair hadn’t been unsuccessful in doing before.

Toxic Employee
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Performance
Engineering
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