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Sidharth Chugh

Sidharth Chugh

VP Engineering at Lendico Deutschland GmbH

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5 Years



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Agile / Scrum
Building a Team
Career Path
Changing company
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Company Culture
Conflict solving
Cross-functional collaboration
Cultural differences
Dev Processes
Different Skillsets
Feelings aside
Handling Promotion
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
High Performers
Internal Communication
Large Number of Reports
Managing Expectations
New Manager
New PM
Personal growth
QA team
Scaling Team
Team processes
Team reaction
Toxic atmospheres
Toxic employee
Users Feedback
Salary / Work Conditions

Hello Everyone, I am Sidharth Chugh, working as VP Engineering at Lendico Deutschland Gmbh, Berlin (Fintech, part of ING Bank) in Berlin, Germany. I am also doing Mentoring at Thinkful Bootcamp remotely. I like to Mentor and advice startups on Tech and Product areas. I am excited to join this community to share my knowledge and gain more experience from other Tech Managers.

Hey, I'm available every Wednesday at 6:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  July 15, 2020
  6:00 PM (GMT)

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Improving Company Culture: The Importance of Supporting Your Employees’ Personal and Professional Sides
13 November

Sidharth takes an inside-out approach to addressing the challenge of joining a company and building a new team from scratch. Rather than framing the situation as a challenge to find “better people”, he focuses on improving the culture of the company before introducing new people to the teams.

Company Culture
Toxic atmospheres
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Sidharth Chugh

Sidharth Chugh

VP Engineering at Lendico Deutschland GmbH


Vice President Of Engineering

Lendico Deutschland GmbH

Jun 2019 - current

Technical Expert


Sep 2016 - current

As Technical Expert, I mentored students in the effective utilization of Javascript, React, Redux, Node.js, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Unit Testing. Additionally, I interviewed candidates and prepared each for technical positions, helping my clients to build a career in the tech industry. Lastly, I regularly graded my student’s technical projects. My most significant accomplishment in this role was: ► Leveraging my expertise to provide students who were seeking guidance in Thinkful’s slack community with best-in-class support while also conducting regular QA sessions and workshops in DevOps and infrastructure management.

Vice President Of Engineering


Mar 2018 - Jun 2019

After my promotion from Head of Engineering to VP of Engineering, I received accountability over hiring and recruiting and the management of our cloud infrastructure through Google cloud, in addition to configuring Office infrastructure. Additionally, I develop technical strategies in line with items discussed in strategic meetings with business stakeholders. Also, I partner with product managers to analyze client requirements and define our best service to meet said requirements. Finally, I effect strategic technical designs that are aligned with our overall product roadmap while inspiring and contributing to the organization’s shared technical vision that embraces simplicity in software design. Just a few of my most notable achievements/contributions here to-date include: ► Established entire engineering department from scratch to 20 personnel, mentoring each as necessary ► Successfully converted monolithic and legacy architecture to service-based architecture with error monitoring ► Driving an engineering culture that motivates developers and aligns each with all business goals. ► Building an unparalleled, strong, team culture that continuously cultivates a collaborative, transparent, and inclusive work environment.

Chief Technology Officer


Sep 2016 - Feb 2018

At DigitalPartners GMBH I established the company’s technical vision and spearheaded each aspect of development in addition to owning our strategic direction, development, and initiatives to drive future growth. Some key achievements/contributions here include: ► Fully built DigitalPartners.io through utilization of latest tech stack, including React, Redux, Node.js, and MongoDB, continuously improving and maintaining infrastructure and overall code quality. ► Established market network for digitalization projects, pairing innovative companies with industrial and service Subject Matter Experts to drive digitalization. ► Liaised between each group, ensuring strong business relationships, assisting in sourcing new partners, and to foster capitalisation on innovation, reputation, and collaboration. ► Successfully developed zero-cost infrastructure for tech, business, and marketing units.



Jan 2014 - Sep 2016

In this role I designed and developed projects from conception to delivery, leveraging a wide array of technologies and utilizing Docker deployment. Additionally, I partnered with an Agile team of front and back end developers to gather requirements and enhance the application’s overall functionality while continuously implementing new key features. Two of my biggest contributions/achievements in this role were: ► Serving as an instrumental contributor in full stack development via latest HTML5 and CSS3 methods backed by jQuery and other JavaScript frameworks, driving optimal site User Experience and user friendliness. ► Making key contributions within three teams, assisting in the creation of three major projects, deployment, A/B testing and tracking with Omniture, Optimizely, Jenkins, Docker, Adobe DTM, and other technologies.

Research Assistant

Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED)

Aug 2012 - Nov 2013

Contributing as a Research Assistant at the Center for Advanced Security Research, I developed a full framework with J2EE, Python, and Javascript for the analysis of SourceForge data to successfully detect relations between security issues within the development processes and impact of software and maintenance thereto. My significant accomplishments at this time include: ► Making key strides into review of security architecture specifications, subsequently modeling real-world threats against architecture for testing. ► Recommending several integral improvements and additional security controls to further protect critical data, applications, and systems.



Jan 2012 - Oct 2013

► Worked in Web Development Team of Rapid Deployment Solutions, a web platform used to discover buy and implement SAP Solutions. ► Utilizing strong HTML5, CSS and jQuery skills to build responsive website frameworks to be accessible across desktop and mobile devices. ► Collaborating with Information Architects, Designers and Back End Developers in scrum based development through our use of Agile development methodologies. ► Implemented performance optimizations and code rewrite to improve long-term user satisfaction. Technologies: J2EE, SAP WB UI, HTML5, CSS ,jQuery, Javascript, ABAP

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