It feels like it was yesterday when I became an engineering manager but it has been almost a year. I want to take this time to reflect on the challenges and learnings from this journey.
The journey from individual contributor to engineering manager isn’t always straightforward. Today, I’ll share what it means to become an engineering manager from my point of view, and a few important points to be aware of before making this transition.
For the past few years, I had the opportunity to mentor new joiners through different roles. In some aspects, I could see myself in them the same way I started years back: eager to prove themselves, jumping on the code and hacking around.
I tried to think about what I learnt the hard way since my first role in the tech industry and how could I help them learn the easy way.
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