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Simon Gong

Simon Gong

Director of Engineering at Box

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15 Years



Management Experience

Agile / Scrum
Career Path
Changing company
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Conflict solving
Data team
Handling Promotion
High Performers

Hi everyone, I'm Simon, currently a Director of Technical Operations at Box. I created and scaled our Cloud Resource Management Engineering team (Capacity Engineering and Analysis, Supply Chain & Fulfillment, Hardware Engineering, Project Management, Decision Support, Public Cloud Engineering). Have previously worked in similar roles as well as in Finance. Looking forward to learning from all of you, and contributing what I can!

Hey, I'm available every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (GMT)

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  September 15, 2020
  4:00 PM (GMT)

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23 August

Simon Gong, director of engineering at Box, gives his best advice for having the discussion around a raise in compensation with your manager.

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Simon Gong

Simon Gong

Director of Engineering at Box

Helping your direct reports decide on management, senior IC, or lateral growth tracks, to guide their career development
6 December

Simon had a discussion with one of his direct reports about career development. He did so to determine the right track for his report and to figure out what things his report should work on.

Handling Promotion
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Scaling Team
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Simon Gong

Simon Gong

Director of Engineering at Box




Mar 2017 - current

Learning from other engineering leaders and helping them grow. One of top rated mentors, and featured in book "Rethinking the Engineering Career Ladder"

Financial Analyst


Jun 2007 - Dec 2008

\- Partner with 3 major business groups to create and maintain detailed budgets and forecasts for about $55 million in annual spending. \- Complete monthly and quarterly close and reconciliation. \- Improve existing processes and tools \- Prepare presentations for various company-wide reviews of key operating metrics \- Various ad-hoc analytics using SAP, IBM Cognos TM1

Credit Reporting Intern

Silicon Valley Bank

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

\- Satisfied unmet audit requirements by documenting monthly loan reconciliation process and tools from high level procedural level down to individual SQL queries. \- Completely took apart database tools that were used for process and documented at multiple levels of detail. \- Enhanced accuracy and reduced effort required for monthly loan reconciliation process by rewriting Excel tools to automate data verification and centralizing input.

Cash Management Intern

Silicon Valley Bank

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

\- Created Competitive Analysis reference with various competitive matrices and product comparisons for all major competitors \- Completed Tiered Pricing analysis to determine feasibility and pricing \- Audited and corrected database and files, resulting in company savings by eliminating recurring vendor purchases canceled by customer

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