Tess Rinearson on early career engineering managers

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In Season 2, Episode 2 of Lead Time Chats, Jean Hsu, VP of Engineering at Range, talks to Tess Rinearson, VP of Engineering at Interchain, about advice for early career engineering managers.

Tess became an engineering manager at 24 and noted that she's been solicited for advice for even younger engineering managers - some as young as 21.

Tess and Jean discuss:

  • The recent trend of earlier career engineers moving into management (sometimes as young as 21 or 22 years old)
  • Working with mentors and coaches as ways to surround yourself with context, experience, and wisdom
  • How to manage and support engineers far more senior than yourself
  • The manager-engineer pendulum, and the challenge of leveling up both skill sets simultaneously

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