Building Great Software Engineering Teams: Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success by Josh Tyler
2015 | ISBN: 1484211340 | English | 168 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Building Great Software Engineering Teams provides engineering leaders, startup founders, and CTOs concrete, industry-proven guidance and techniques for recruiting, hiring, and managing software engineers in a fast-paced, competitive environment.
With so much at stake, the challenge of scaling up a team can be intimidating. Engineering leaders in growing companies of all sizes need to know how to find great candidates, create effective interviewing and hiring processes, bring out the best in people and their work, provide meaningful career development, learn to spot warning signs in their team, and manage their people for long-term success.
Author Josh Tyler has spent nearly a decade building teams in high-growth startups, experimenting with every aspect of the task to see what works best. He draws on this experience to outline specific, detailed solutions augmented by instructive stories from his own experience.
In this book you'll learn how to build your team, starting with your first hire and continuing through the stages of development as you manage your team for growth and success. Organized to cover each step of the process in the order you'll likely face them, and highlighted by stories of success and failure, it provides an easy-to-understand recipe for creating your high-powered engineering team.
What youll learn
Effective techniques for finding engineering candidates for your company, including how to make your company more attractive to prospective employees and tips for navigating the employment visa process
How to leverage commonly overlooked resources for finding employees, such as hiring from other geographic regions and how to approach college recruiting
How to successfully hire the best candidates, from first contact through making an offer and getting it accepted
How to manage engineers for optimum morale and performance, foster confidence throughout your organization, and promote career development for your team members
What to expect as you build an engineering team: common challenges, growing pains, and solutions
How to use team-building skills to propel your career as individual contributor
Who this book is for
The primary audience is engineering leaders, startup founders, CTOs, and others tasked with building an engineering team to fulfill their company's mission. The secondary audience is any engineering manager or senior engineer interested in learning more about how to hire or manage engineers effectively.
Table of Contents
The Challenge of Building an Engineering Team from the Ground Up
An Enlightened Approach to Recruiting
Six Destructive Myths about Recruiting Software Engineers
Eight Steps to Recruiting Success
Hiring Is Hard
The Myth of the Ninja Rockstar Developer
The Hiring Decision Checklist
Making Interviews Fun for Your Team
Why We Don't Allow Java in Job Interviews
Do I Want to be a Manager?
A Manager's Most Important Deliverable
Technical vs Management Tracks: Helping Your People Grow
Tricks of the Trade for Engineering Managers
Advice to Give Engineers on Finding a Great Job and Growing in Their Careers