Tips for techies moving into management – Ilya Pesahovsky

In this episode, Andy Davis talks to Ilya Pesahovsky, the Director of Software Engineering at dailymotion. On the show, Ilya chats to Andy about moving into management. They also chat about the traits needed to be a successful manager and the advantages of giving staff greater autonomy.    

Ilya Pesahovsky is an experienced director of engineering with a history in the AdTech and Cyber Security. He is a result oriented manager with leadership background. He specialises in hiring contractors to build tech teams from the ground up. He’s a backend engineer and system architect at heart with over 10 years of hands-on experience.

Show Notes:

1.09 From a confidence standpoint how did you manage the move into management.

3.21 Did you surprise yourself when you were thrown into the team lead position.

5.00 Is it a good thing to being thrown into the deep end of management?

6.37 What traits do you need to be a successful manager?

9.43 Being transparent and clear about what you’re working towards.

14.50 Giving people a sense of autonomy as a manager.    

17.37 Talking about staff retention.

21.44 What does success look like for you?

23.01 Does seeing the success of others motivate you?