From manager of managers to principal engineer (with Ralph McTeggart)

Engineering Leadership Podcast

Feb 22 2023 • 51 mins

In our first episode of Season 2, we chatted with Ralph McTeggart, Principal Engineer at Productboard, about his decision to become a Tech Lead after wearing a manager hat for several years.
He examines the benefits as well as the challenges he faced upon returning closer to the technical side, sharing how the skills he gained from serving in both positions are now helping him in his day-to-day at Productboard.
Ralph discusses his approach to architecture and documentation, the importance of establishing strong networks both in and outside the office, why feedback matters, the reality of imposter syndrome, and how engineers can advance their careers without crossing into the management track.

After listening to the podcast, be sure to check out Ralph’s reading recommendations:

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