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#9: Engineering Career Path - Tobias Bales

#9: Engineering Career Path - Tobias Bales

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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Software World is a podcast for software engineers hosted by Candost. Every second Tuesday, Candost uncovers the journeys of people and software systems. I interview the experts or talk alone about software architecture, system design, feedback, software engineering leadership, careers, team management, processes, product and customer-centricity, and more. Follow my blog at, for articles and a podcast, and subscribe to my newsletter.