I’ve been working with and leading software engineering teams for the last 2 decades. I focused the first part of my career with all things technical, and still work on many software development projects in my spare time. However, I chose to refocus my career towards leading software teams throughout a range of different organizations including Yahoo, NewsCorp and William Hill. I've led teams with just a few software developers in a single team startup to leading around 150 software developers, testers and architects in many teams across multiple countries. When leading software teams I focus on context, not control, in that I will work hard to ensure my teams have the context they need to own decision making in their entirety within the team without me.
I aspire to be a software leader who has a reputation for building software teams that people positively remember being part of, where they were technically challenged, where they owned their decision making and had an opportunity to progress their career while still adding value to the wider organization.
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An Interview with Dion Beetson