Sushma Nallapeta

Sushma Nallapeta

VP of Engineering at Apartment List

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My next available slot is

  • Thursday 9th Jun4:30 PM (GMT)

Sue is a technology leader and an executive, passionate about building highly performant and vastly scalable engineering systems with over a decade of experience. She is currently VP and head of engineering at Apartment List. She is excited about building a culture where people are constantly learning and growing, implementing and scaling agile processes across remote teams and all levels of the organization, driving diversity/inclusion initiatives & building products that solve people problems. Her motto is “Make a lot of decisions since it enables you to think, learn and grow faster” and she is known to manage chaos with a calm. Sue has experience building and scaling teams, managing product engineering, data engineering, infrastructure engineering and security teams. Sue was also well versed with M&A and successfully integrating M&A companies.

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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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