eng mgmt ep8: So you want to be a Director (Quiz Show edition)

Matthew Vanderzee
16 min readFeb 8, 2021

This is episode 8 of my series on being an Engineering Manager (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). How do you get to the next level of Engineering Management, and what does that level mean?

Recently we discussed how to evaluate yourself as an Engineering Manager. How are you doing as a manager? Are you outperforming expectations? Are you objectively good at your job?

If so, you might have the makings of a Director! Fame, fortune, and a fancy title to boot. But what is a Director? How do you know if you are…

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Matthew Vanderzee

CTO at Crisis Text Line; father of three; half of Veloureo (veloureo.com); creator of some novels / short films / eps of Squishy and Plate.