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Thursday, December 10, 2020

So You’ve Been Asked to Double Your Engineering Team…
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Chris Stasonis
Chris Stasonis
Lola Travel, VP, Engineering

o your company just took a round of funding and you’ve been asked to rapidly grow your engineering team? Congratulations! This is an exciting challenge. It can also be daunting. You’re in for a lot of hard work, a lot of organizational changes, and the satisfaction of building an amazing new team. I’ll share some experience and advice from being given this challenge multiple times at both large and small companies.

Who is this for?

My advice will mostly focus on growing teams of ~10 to teams of ~40, but much of the advice applies to any serious hiring push regardless of current team size. The people who will get the most out of this are managers of multiple teams, VPEs/Director’s of engineering at smaller scale startups, but also people that are part of an interview panel on a fast growing team.