This week, Peter Bell is joined by SVP of Engineering at Upwork, Han Yuan. Han and Peter dive into what it’s like to run an engineering team that spans countries, building a good engineering culture for a remote team and how he brings on new engineers to the team.
[00:21] - Differences in thinking about distributed teams across multiple companies[02:59] - Communication best practices across time zones & countries[05:22] - Interviewing for long term fit[08:15] - Development environment workflow with an evolving team[09:46] - Code quality & remote collaboration[11:58] - Providing new opportunities for engineers while retaining knowledge[13:42] - Autonomy, consistency and self-organization across teams and services[21:13] - Balancing support and product development teams[24:39] - Onboarding new engineers[28:24] - Building social and cultural cohesion [31:05] - Fostering a sense of connection and community within a big company with a remote team
Han Yuan is currently the Sr. VP of Engineering at Upwork. Prior to Upwork, he’s held Sr. leadership roles at eBay and Netflix. You can find more information about Han Yuan at LinkedIn.
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