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Making decisions is the most important thing we do as engineering leaders.

Sometimes your job as an engineering leader is to motivate people and not get stuck in the details and other times, your job is to ensure the details are just right. Because time and energy are finite resources, where you spend these resources is key and becomes even more nuanced the more senior you get in the IC or management track. 

In this talk we’ll give you our two perspectives as a Senior Engineering Manager and Senior Staff Engineer. We’ll share our experiences and challenges when making decisions that impact our engineering organizations. From metrics to reliability to staffing decisions to architectural changes – all of these are facets of working in an engineering organization that can be approached in different ways depending on which side of engineering leadership you are in. We’ll also share what it looks like to partner closely with each other and how we rely on each other to make better decisions together.