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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.
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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.
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?
Sushma Nallapeta discusses how she dealt with her relatively small team having too many layers of management.
Sushma Nallapeta discusses how she influenced her company to become Agile.
Sushma discusses how she turned an engineer around, from being a toxic employee into being a high-performer and contributor.
Sushma discusses how she kept morale high, even as her company was facing bankruptcy and closure.
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