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2020 01 09

What to do to become an Engineering Manager before you are an Engineering Manager

A lot of engineers want to be managers. I don’t think that eng management is right for everyone, but if you at least want the chance, here are somethings you can be doing to help you get that manager opporunity: (In no particular order)

It’s a harder transition that you think. Don’t lose faith in yourself. Take feedback well (even poorly delivered feedback). Ask for feedback proactively. Honestly assess yourself. Do what you can to increase your own self-awareness.

The realities of the workplace mean that the quality of your current manager has a lot to do with how fast you become a manager. You may be left the with unfortunately options of having to change your environment in order to achieve your goals.

In a nutshell: Be excellent at work and make you and everything around you better.


This post based of a series of tweets you can read here. You should follow me on twitter for more of my thoughts on engineering, management and hiring.




you may also be interested in some of the greatest hits of amattn.com:

〜 Empathy as a Core Engineering Requirement

〜 Venture Capital Math 101

〜 You Should Foster a Culture of Readability

〜 The Customer's Semi-Lucid Trance State

〜 What is Engineering Management?




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