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Episode 9 | Ivan Kalev | How to Build & Manage a High Performing Engineering Team

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How to Build & Manage a High Performing Engineering Team​ with Ivan Kalev

In the latest episode of The Live Series Podcast Dave is joined by Ivan Kalev, the Head of Engineering at Plantix in Berlin.

Ivan has been involved in building and scaling software engineering systems & teams for the last 15 years. He has a wealth of software engineering, architecture and leadership experience across a variety of different sectors & has been fortunate to work with some of the world’s best tech leaders.

In this episode, we discussed the following topics:

  • Building & exploding rockets as a child

  • Combining his family background of healthcare with software engineering to lead him into a career of bioinformatics

  • His passion for solving problems that bring something to humanity & improve quality of life

  • Who are Plantix & what is their purpose?

  • Making a transition into tech leadership

  • Searching for engineers who are nice people & can solve problems rather than the tools they have used previously

  • How he has been able to build high performing engineering teams

  • His advice to any software engineering professionals who are looking to make a transition into software development leadership

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