Feb 9, 2021 • 54M

#9: Engineering Career Path - Tobias Bales

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Candost Dagdeviren
Software World Podcast uncovers journeys of people and software systems. I sometimes interview the uncelebrated (or famous) experts or sometimes talk alone about a topic I'm researching or thinking about.
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Hi, welcome to another show!

Have you ever thought of being a manager or team lead after spending some time in engineering? Most of the time, people believe that it's a one-way road. 

This week, we talked about career changes in software engineering. My guest was Tobias Bales. He is a Software Engineer at Jimdo. He worked as an Engineering Manager for two years and decided to go back to engineering.

We talked about

  • What should the career of an engineer look like?

  • Does the road always go to management? What are the other options?

  • What is the real difference between an engineer and an engineering manager?

  • How to convince the company to go back to engineering?

  • How different engineering and management are?

and many more!

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