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Vamsee Krishna

Vamsee Krishna

Director of Engineering at Self

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Seniority

11 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Cultural differences
Meetings
Internal Communication
Conflict solving
Micromanagement
Collaboration
Personal growth
Ownership
Dev Processes
Motivation
Productivity
Feelings aside
Deadlines
High Performers
Leadership
Hiring
Diversity
Company Culture
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Team processes
Remote
Managing Expectations
Scaling Team

I am Vamsee. Having graduated from IIT, I am currently the Director of Engineering Ops at Securly. I worked in Microsoft, Amazon, Chegg before in Hyderabad, Seattle and San Jose. I have been SDET, SDET lead, Dev Lead, Architect, PjM in the software world and a film director, film editor, film writer, film sound recorder, sound editor, soccer player in the hobby world. At Securly, we ship Student Network Security products with a mission of keeping kids safe online and stopping suicides in US schools. I wear Architect Hat, Project Manager hat, Ops Manager hat, core UX reviewer hat , VP of QA hat and everything in engineering that no-one else owns. Hit me up if you want to meet for a quick chat online or in person in SJC, CA, US.

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

Next time slot available
  July 15, 2020
  4:00 PM (GMT)

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Stories

Knowing When to Hire in a Startup
12 June

Vamsee Krishna details his reasoning for waiting two months before bringing on a new hire into a startup.

Hiring
Scaling Team
EM
Vamsee Krishna

Vamsee Krishna

Director of Engineering at Self

Handling the Difficulties of Wearing Many Hats
12 June

Vamsee Krishna describes the struggle of having multiple roles at work and how he simultaneously operates them.

Internal Communication
Personal growth
Productivity
Managing Expectations
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
Vamsee Krishna

Vamsee Krishna

Director of Engineering at Self

When Your Team Member Sees You As A Threat
7 December

The mentor talks about the process he used to gain the trust and respect of a team member who saw him as a direct threat.

Conflict solving
Internal Communication
Leadership
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
Vamsee Krishna

Vamsee Krishna

Director of Engineering at Self

Hiring For A Lot Of Roles Rapidly Without A Recruiter
2 July

The mentor explains how he took a novel approach to recruiting a number of people rapidly, by treating each role he was hiring for as a Project with a Project Manager.

Delegate
Hiring
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
Vamsee Krishna

Vamsee Krishna

Director of Engineering at Self

Experience

Tech Co Founder

InstaBob

Jun 2015 - Feb 2016

Film Director

Bollywood Filmy

Nov 2013 - Feb 2015

Made 4 short films shot in US and India. Associate director for a telugu feature film. www.vamseeakkiraju.com

Senior Software Dev Eng, Virtual Lead

Lab126

Feb 2011 - Nov 2013

software development engineer in test

Microsoft

Jan 2006 - Jan 2010

Security tools, automation framework, web testing, security

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