Sonesh Surana

Sonesh Surana

VP of Engineering at Optimizely

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Seniority

11 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

OKR
Scaling Team
Handling Promotion
Leadership
Internal Communication
Feedback
Hiring
Fairness
Security
Data team

My name is Sonesh. I'm currently VP of Engineering at Optimizely, where I've been for the last 7 years. Prior to that I co-founded a company QVSense in the solar power management space and led it through acquisition by Solar Semiconductor. At Optimizely, I've managed FE teams, App teams, Infra teams, and Security teams. Currently, I manage the Distributed Systems and Machine Learning groups. At various points, I've worked on product and technical strategy, technical architecture, org scaling, building fair promotion frameworks, talent management frameworks, growing managers/tech leads/architects, improving OKR processes, reducing large infra spend to increase our gross margins, etc. Every day I realize how much more there is to learn and am hoping to share as well as learn from you all.

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  August 6, 2020
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Stories

Steps to Take with an Underperforming Employee Before Implementing a PIP
15 February

Sonesh Surana, senior director of engineering at Optimizely, offers advice on how to refocus an underperforming employee through shared documentation, articulation of consequences, and coaching memos.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
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Underperformance
Productivity
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Sonesh Surana

Sonesh Surana

VP of Engineering at Optimizely

Videos

Elevate Conference — "Employee growth & career development"
Sonesh SuranaChris Saint-Amant

Articles

Employee Growth and Career Development

At Plato Elevate — Oded Shekel, HackerRank’s SVP of Product, moderated a talk composed of eng leaders from Netflix, Optimizely, and VMware about employee growth and career development.

https://www.platohq.com/blog/employee-growth-and-career-development
Chris Saint-AmantSonesh Surana

Experience

Director of Software Engineering

Solar Semiconductor (P) Ltd

Nov 2009 - Dec 2011

Co-Founder

QVSense

Jul 2008 - Oct 2009

Acquired by Solar Semiconductor

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