Facebook Leadership with Arturo Bejar

Facebook leadership has a significant amount of engineers in its ranks, and engineers understand how to create an environment that appeals to other engineers. 

Engineers do not like working on projects that they are not interested in, so Facebook optimizes for matching engineers to enjoyable work. Engineers do not like taking orders from managers, so Facebook optimizes for a collaborative relationship between engineering and management.

Arturo Bejar was a director of engineering at Facebook for more than five years. Arturo managed a team that built site integrity tools, as well as the Product Infrastructure team, which created the groundbreaking React and GraphQL open source tools. Arturo has a deep understanding of what engineers want from a manager, and this is apparent in the results of the teams he has worked with.

Arturo also cares deeply about the human side of technology. When he was at Facebook, he started the Compassion Project, which looked at ways that technology could help support people through difficult times, and alleviate suicide and bullying.

Arturo joins the show for a conversation about engineering management, humanity, and the ethos of Facebook.

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Show Notes

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