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Building Great Software Engineering Teams

Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success

Authors: Tyler, Joshua

  • Building Software from the Ground Up provides engineering leaders, startup founders, and CTOs:
    • Effective techniques for finding and hiring the best engineering candidate
    • The skills to manage engineers for optimum morale, performance, and career development
    • Insights into the challenges you’ll face as you build a team,
    • Solutions to challenges richly illustrated from the author's deep and varied experience as an engineering leader
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About this book

WINNER of Computing Reviews 20th Annual Best Review in the category Management 

“Tyler’s book is concise, reasonable, and full of interesting practices, including some curious ones you might consider adopting yourself if you become a software engineering manager.” —Fernando Berzal, CR, 10/23/2015 


“Josh Tyler crafts a concise, no-nonsense, intensely focused guide for building the workhouse of Silicon Valley—the high-functioning software team.” —Gordon Rios, Summer Book Recommendations from the Smartest People We Know—Summer 2016


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.

About the authors

Josh Tyler is VP of Engineering and Design at Course Hero, an education technology company. He was previously Director of Software Engineering at Suitable Technologies and worked in the field of human-computer interaction as a UX architect, software developer, and researcher at Willow Garage, Zvents, Hewlett Packard, and Xerox PARC. Tyler holds a BS in Computer Science from Washington University and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1133-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1134-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Great Software Engineering Teams
Book Subtitle
Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joshua Tyler
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1133-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1133-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1134-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 168
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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