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Sushma Nallapeta

Sushma Nallapeta

VP of Engineering at Apartment List

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Hello 👋

Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    My name is Sushma Nallapeta, I go by Sue. I am a VP of Engineering at Apartment List, managing a team of 45+ engineers, managers and directors. Prior to this, I was a Head of engineering at Zoosk Inc where I managed a team about about 55+. I have managed full stack teams ranging from web, mobile to api, data engineering, devops and security I have been in management for about 8 years now. Prior to Zoosk, I was a Sr. Engineering Manager at Blackhawk Network, where I managed 4 different teams and about 40 people and got my first experience as a manager of managers. Before that I have had my share of IC & Management roles. I believe in participative and transformational style of leadership. I am very excited to join Plato community and share my experience and also learn along the way.

    About me

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    Seniority

    9 Years

    Hierarchy

    Executive

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    A great engineer as a bad manager

    6 December

    Sushma Nallapeta discusses what happened when an engineer in her team, who would have been a good tech lead, was put into a management position, which she was unsuitable for.

    Managing Expectations
    Handling Promotion
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Career Path
    New Manager
    Engineering
    Making Remote teams successful with Agile.

    6 December

    Nowadays, it is very common to have remote teams working in different time zones. But how can you ensure remote teams are successful and how do you ensure high-quality collaboration?

    Remote
    Meetings
    Internal Communication
    Collaboration
    Productivity
    Team Processes
    Agile / Scrum
    Engineering
    Reducing layers of management

    6 December

    Sushma Nallapeta discusses how she dealt with her relatively small team having too many layers of management.

    Scaling Team
    Handling Promotion
    Internal Communication
    Collaboration
    Career Path
    Engineering
    Making a resistant company more Agile.

    6 December

    Sushma Nallapeta discusses how she influenced her company to become Agile.

    Conflict Solving
    Internal Communication
    Team Processes
    Engineering
    Managing the unmanageable

    6 December

    Sushma discusses how she turned an engineer around, from being a toxic employee into being a high-performer and contributor.

    Toxic Employee
    Team Processes
    Career Path
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Performance
    Engineering
    Keeping morale high during bankruptcy

    21 March

    Sushma discusses how she kept morale high, even as her company was facing bankruptcy and closure.

    Internal Communication
    Reorganization
    Motivation
    Team Reaction
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Engineering
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