4/29 Live Chat: "How to Influence Change in Engineering Teams"
On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, join us for a live chat with two members of the Intuit team! We are excited to hear from Shelby Cohen and Katie Levy, both Senior Software Engineers at Intuit, during the chat entitled, "How to Influence Change in Engineering Teams". Click here to hear the post-event recording and we hope you enjoy it!
Here is more information about this live chat with Shelby and Katie:
Intuit Senior Software Engineers Katie Levy and Shelby Cohen are passionate about encouraging a positive learning culture for engineers to do the best work of their lives. Whether it is Android development, server-side development, functional programming, or developing full web applications in Kotlin, they are fiercely dedicated to continuous learning and professional development, as engineers and employees. During this chat, Katie and Shelby will dive into their strategies for building productive and collaborative engineering teams, and share what they've learned from the company's recent transition to a virtual work environment.
In this chat Katie and Shelby want you to learn...
How to make your voice heard in an established engineering organization
How to create a positive team culture from anywhere
Tips for leveling-up your engineering career & resources to help you grow
Tricks for increasing productivity from home
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Shelby is a Senior Software Engineer currently working on developing UI components and tooling for Native Mobile Applications at Intuit. She previously worked on back-end services in Kotlin and Java in the Developer Productivity Organization, leading cross-division engineering efforts to allow seamless development and testing of products at Intuit, such as TurboTax, Mint, and QuickBooks. You can find her on Twitter @shelbyc0hen
Katie Levy works at Intuit as a Senior Software Engineer on the backend services and platform for TurboTax. Previously, she worked on Intuit's mobile team developing the TurboTax and TaxCaster Android applications. Originally from Seattle, Katie made her way to California and graduated from the University of San Diego, majoring in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter @klevy110
An account manager is at the heart of ensuring clients are successful. Watch the video to the end to learn how to join RTB House and thrive as an account manager!
How does an account manager work? What does the role involve? Bryan Hernandez, director of account management, Pam Kazadi, senior account manager, and Michael Toledo, associate director of account management at RTB House, give you a quick intro to RTB House and walk you through a day in the life of a senior account manager. Finally, you’ll gain some insight into what they look for in candidates and how to crush the interview process.
At RTB House, the account manager is at the core of maximizing client success, perfecting ad placements, and optimizing user experiences. Learn how account managers are instrumental in maintaining the right synergy between brands and users. Discover the depth and impact of this critical position at RTB House, a global technology leader in online advertising.
The interview process for an account manager role consists of four rounds of interviews. The first round is an interview with a talent acquisition specialist. This is an opportunity for the talent acquisition specialist to vet the candidate and ask questions about their career background and work requirements. The second round allows the hiring manager/director to talk with the candidate to get a sense and feel for who they are and gauge if the client is a great fit for the role, team, and company culture. The third round involves a business challenge task. The challenge lets a candidate showcase their knowledge and abilities. If the candidate proceeds to this stage, they can present their thinking to the hiring committee. In the final round, the candidate will have an interview with the human resource business partner.
Account manager’s profile
RTB House looks for people with excellent communication and presentation skills. The account manager will manage all communication with new and existing clients and between all internal stakeholders within various departments. Account managers lead all assigned account integrations and provide a top-level onboarding experience for their clients. They must show proficiency in highly developed, analytical, and problem-solving skills to create marketing strategies to help grow their clients’ businesses and optimize the performance of their campaigns in line with goals. Lastly, relationship building is essential for an account manager to build, grow, and maintain client relationships.
Are you interested in joining RTB House? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Bryan Hernandez, Pam Kazadi, and Michael Toledo
If you are interested in a career at RTB House, you can connect with Bryan, Pam, and Michael on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More about RTB House
RTB House is a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing technologies for top brands worldwide. Its proprietary ad-buying engine is the first and only in the world to be powered entirely by Deep Learning algorithms, enabling advertisers to generate outstanding results and reach their short, mid, and long-term goals.
Daniela Toia always had big aspirations for her career. But with them came self-doubt.
“At the very beginning, I was unconsciously limiting myself in what I could achieve,” Daniela shares. “While I was aspiring to have a position in functions where I could have an impact, I could not see myself leading those functions.”
Turns out, she could.
Daniela is now the vice president of regional manufacturing in Europe for AbbVie, the sixth-largest biomedical company by revenue in the world.
“It’s been a bit of a journey for me, building step by step the understanding that I could do very well in my career — and I could even push myself to do more than I ever thought was possible,” she says.
We sat down with Daniela to talk about the five strategies that helped her grow her career and how she overcame self-limiting beliefs along the way.
Perfect is the enemy of better
“At the very beginning of my career, like so many other women, I was very much convinced that I had to be super competent and prepared, and perfect as well, in everything that I was doing, at work and in my personal life,” Daniela says.
This idea of achieving perfection felt debilitating at times, and Daniela viewed certain leadership positions as unattainable.
“I could not forgive myself for not being perfect and this was limiting myself. It was this idea of: how can I be more if I’m not enough now?” she says.
Daniela started to realize that being “competent and prepared” was important, but it wasn’t everything.
“I wanted to be in control of any single detail, which becomes almost impossible when your span of responsibility grows. Actually, I learned: you need to prioritize what to focus on. And you need to acknowledge that it is more important that your team feel accountable for those details, while you work to build for their growth and their success, at work as well as in personal life.”
Being deliberate in developing yourself
Since the beginning of her career, Daniela has believed that she could work on herself, understanding her areas of improvement and being very deliberate in developing herself against those areas.
“It’s about taking small steps,” she explains. “If you have a clear understanding of where you want to go and where you are in this moment, that’s when you can work on filling the gaps that are preventing you from getting there. This helps you to grow in a very deliberate way to arrive at the next step. Then the next. And then the next.”
Vocalizing her career goals
When Daniela grew from a quality assurance position to a site director with AbbVie, she recalls the importance of being outspoken about her career intentions.
“It was clear to me that I wanted to be a site director, so I worked to make it visible to others who were in a position to help me get there,” she says. “I see other women leaders struggle to do this or feel shy in doing this. But if you are aiming to be considered for a position, the company has to know that you want to get there.”
Leaning on others
“Don’t be shy or intimidated when asking for feedback from your peers, your boss, or even the people working for you in order to understand how you can be a stronger leader,” Daniela says when reflecting on how she continued to advance in AbbVie.
“Even when I was staying in the same position, I still faced challenges,” she adds. “And meanwhile, as I was growing as a leader, I was also growing as a person. Leaning on others helped me to navigate those challenges.”
Later in her career, Daniela decided to start working with a coach — and she hasn’t stopped.
“I highly recommend this to all leaders. My coach helps me to understand myself and develop a level of self-awareness that, on one hand, helps me understand my strengths, and on the other hand, helps me to understand what areas I need to work on.”
Embracing lateral moves
Daniela’s path to leadership hasn’t always been linear — sometimes, Daniela explains, growing as a leader has meant making lateral moves.
“It’s important not to be afraid of having diverse experiences,” she says. “I had the opportunity to experience different types of jobs within AbbVie. Sometimes, these were roles that I wouldn’t have chosen as my preference, but I decided to take them. And it was great because I had the opportunity to broaden my ability to look at the business in a way I couldn’t before.”
As Daniela pushed herself to take on roles outside her comfort zone, she also developed confidence in her aptitude for learning.
“Those experiences that brought me out of my comfort zone are the ones that enabled me to grow holistically — from a professional, leadership, and personal point of view.”
The next phase in her career
Daniela enjoys reflecting on how far she’s come.
“An exercise that’s really helped me is looking behind to see the journey I’ve been on and the success I’ve achieved,” she shares. “This gives me the confidence that I really deserve to be where I am… It’s a continuous journey to get to each new role, and I’ve overcome various challenges to get to this point.”
Now, as a senior leader, Daniela is shifting her focus toward a new arena.
“I want to develop the younger generation and help those who are going to face the same challenges I did in terms of developing confidence along their own growth paths,” Daniela says. “This is very important to me, especially in the context of women leaders.”
Her favorite piece of advice? “Don’t pose a limit for yourself, and don’t allow anyone else to limit you. It’s simply a matter of willingness and taking those small steps,” she says. “You will get there.”
The engineering team at uShip keeps growing! Watch the video to the end to learn everything about it.
Is the engineering team at uShip the place where you can thrive? Find out as Caleb Ruzicka, senior quality assurance engineer at uShip, tells you everything you need to know about the team and the company.
Are you ready to be part of a dynamic engineering team? At uShip, they’re always searching for talented individuals who love building fast, scalable products and thriving in a collaborative, diverse environment.
The engineering team at uShip is dedicated to creating innovative solutions. They work closely with various departments, from marketing to design and customer operations, to ensure that products are top-notch. Collaboration is as vital as recognition. The team takes pride in acknowledging outstanding contributions. At uShip, you'll have the opportunity to shine and be recognized for your hard work.
A diverse engineering team? Find it at uShip!
Diversity and inclusion are core values at uShip. They believe in fostering a workplace where everyone can thrive. Their team-building activities and focus on work-life balance contribute to a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. If you're ready to tackle challenging problems, innovate, and collaborate with a fantastic team, uShip is your place.
Are you interested in joining uShip? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to know Caleb Ruzicka
Caleb is a knowledgeable quality assurance engineer working with distributed systems. If you are interested in a career at uShip, you can connect with him on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More about uShip
uShip is an Internet company focused on solving a real-world problem and having loads (pun intended) of fun along the way. Since launching uShip in 2004, its mission has been to be the world’s leading online solution for shipping anything, anytime, anywhere. They are passionate about empowering buyers and providers of transportation services to efficiently conduct business on an unbiased, transparent, and competitive platform.