Articles by Greg Arnold
This is a part of our continuing series on engineering and analytics at LinkedIn. If this isn’t your cup of Java, check back tomorrow for regular LinkedIn programming. Else, check out our Engineering Blog for more. - Ed.
I’ve spent twenty years as an engineering director and vice president, managing and mentoring engineering leaders across Silicon Valley and international teams. Over the years, I’ve shipped many products, worked under some amazing leaders, and as a leader myself, written hundreds of performance reviews. During all this time, I’ve learned that great engineering leaders aren’t born; they are made. Or, to be more accurate, they seem to evolve, one step at a time, through four focus areas: technology, process, product and people.
Step 1: the Tech Guy