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The Engineering Leader is an unscripted exploration of how to build great software Engineering Teams and drive effective Digital Transformation. Hosted by Steve Westgarth; a passionate global engineering leader with an ambition to transform consumer healthcare on a multinational scale. Each week Steve speaks with people working at the top of their game within the software engineering community. This includes Engineers, Engineering Managers, SDETS, Product Owners, Engineering Directors and pe ...
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In this episode I am joined by Pat Kua an experienced technical leader who chats to me about developing a great engineering culture. We talk about roles within the team and the importance of providing the team with strong architectural foundations using concepts such as Domain Driven Design. Pat is the creator of the levelup newletter, is ex CTO at…
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Salaries of engineers are growing exponentially, it is therefore critical for organisations to ensure that the engineers working with us have the skills that we really need. In this episode I explore my top 5 tips for how you can drive engineers skills within your organisation: Number 1: Create a Skills Matrix Number 2: Limit the number of programm…
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Today on the Engineering Leader I’m joined by Usman Hamid – Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Engineering at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare – my own company which is due to become separate and become a standalone Consumer Healthcare company called Haleon later this month. In this episode we chat about the role of Enterprise Archite…
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Marcos Placona is Director of Developer Relations at Sourcegraph and in this episode will chat about the importance of developer relations within modern software houses. We also explore how to build great teams and the importance of valuing engineers as skilled professionals who have the power to unlock superpowers for your organisation.…
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In this episode we explore leadership through the lens of Neuroscience and Ayurveda. Reena Dayal is an executive Mentor, Team Coach and Leadership Accelerator with the Collaborators UK where she focusses on helping leaders to unleash their superpowers in order to make a real difference while refining their leadership legacy. If you've feel the need…
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Today on the Engineering Leader I’m joined by Mo Shalchi, a director of Engineering at GSK where he works as part of my team focussed on building core platform capabilities and web propositions predominantly within the MERN tech stack. In this episode we talk about all things Javascript and why it it our language of choice within our Engineering te…
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Today on the Engineering Leader I’m joined by Chris Hay, a distinguished Engineer at IBM IX where he focusses on exploring technology trends so that he can effectively guide teams and customers on their digital transformation journey. Chris is a futurist and spends a lot of time thinking about and evangelising about what is next for technology. In …
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Rob is an iOS engineer working at Curva, previously having worked at Capital One. He specialises in mobile accessibility and is the author of the book Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps. In this episode we talk about all things to do with mobile accessibility. We explore tools and libraries that engineers can use to build accessible apps and chat abo…
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Amar is Lead Technologist at Boots where is focusses on leading solution architecture, tech design and governance for business solutions being developed across customer platforms including Boots.com and the Boots Mobile App. In this episode we discuss the role of a Solution Architect and how individuals working in this capacity can help organisatio…
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In this Episode Steve shares his thoughts on 7 Things Every Engineering Leader Must Do to Build an Effective Engineering Organisation. 1. How can we align patterns, principles and standards across teams to improve maintainability and minimize disruption when individuals leave teams? 2. How can we minimize team silos and develop a cross functional c…
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In this Episode I chat to Chris Roberts, CEO at Nimble Approach. Chris is passionate about Agile ways of working and is a strong proponent of building cross functional teams. Chris has worked as Agile Delivery Lead at Team level, as an Agile Coach leading transformations and set up an Agile Development Hub for the Home Office. He now through his ow…
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This week I'm joined by Chris Barker a principal software engineer working at Jagular Landrover. Chris is also a published author having released books focussed on iOS with Swift and Swift UI.In this episode we chat about the state of mobile engineering, pros and cons of cross platform development and explore how to structure engineering teams in o…
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In this episode I chat to Dario Incalza, CTO for Accounton and Lawren where he manages the software and security teams that build and secure scalable platforms that digitise the ways that accountants and lawyers work.Dario is a highly technical hands-on strategist, with expertise in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He enjoys coaching and …
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In this episode Jaime Lopez joins me to discuss how to build great engineering teams. During the conversation we explore influencing senior leadership and helping teams to understand the bigger picture in terms of what the organisation is trying to achieve and why. Jaime is a developer relations manager working at Jack Henry and Associates where hi…
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Jaime Lopez is a developer relations manager working at Jack Henry and Associates where his focusses on developing open banking API’s. He is also the co-host of the more than just code podcast. Jaime will be joining me on the Engineering Leader this week to discuss how to build great engineering teams. In this moment Jaime reflect on the importance…
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This week my guest is Tim Condon, a member of the Vapor core team and server side swift team lead at raywenderlich.com. In this episode we discuss all things Server Side Swift including the new concurrency features coming to Vapor with the introduction of Async Await. We also discuss whether Vapor really is production ready and what organisations c…
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In this episode Xavier Gouchet, a software engineering team lead at DataDog talks about the importance of focussing on performance right at the outset of any development project.It was also great to spend some time focussed on approaches to automated testing and we discuss the concept of mutation testing and how it can add value to your development…
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Rob Merrett is Managing Director at Credera a company specialising in supporting clients to build out their cloud infrastructure. In this episode Rob talks about cloud strategy focussing on the Engineering hurdles that must be overcome in order for organisations to benefit from cloud adoption. During the conversation Rob shares insights regarding l…
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In this episode Alex Karp, an Engineering Manager at Twitter, discusses the role of the Engineering Manager and the importance of valuing difference within Engineering teams. During the discussion we explore how we as leaders have the power to invest in our people and the benefits that this investment drives in the organisations that we work within…
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In this moment some of my guests reflect upon strategies that they have successfully applied to align people process and technology. This common theme is a consistent challenge across organisations and the alignment strategies suggested in this moment are applicable in every industry.By Steve Westgarth
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There is only seven days to go until the launch of the Engineering Leader - A brand new podcast where each week Steve is going to be talking with people working at the top of their game within the software engineering community! During this preview Steve talks more about his role as Global Head of Engineering at GSK Consumer Healthcare and also tou…
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During the teaser Steve introduces himself and explains what this new podcast is about. Each week Steve will be speaking with people working right at the top of their professional game; people working within organisations who truly understand how to build great software product and change agents who are successfully helping their organisations to d…
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