Brendan Humphreys | On Developing Your Engineering Career

Graduate Theory

29-08-2022 • 57 mins

Brendan Humphreys is the Head Of Engineering at Canva.

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Content
00:00 Intro
00:29 A Day in the Life
05:11 Designing a Promotion Structure
06:27 Did Brendan always want to be in management
08:51 Measuring engineering teams
12:51 What makes an effective manager
17:31 10x engineers
22:00 Skill improvement as an IC
25:15 Tips for Junior Engineers
34:58 Specialise vs Generalise
38:21 Engineering traits that are undervalued
43:01 Importance of startup journey
49:29 Failure that ended up being a success
51:45 Best investment of time or money
54:37 Advice for Graduates
57:25 Outro


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