New Hire: Project Selection and Execution

Over the years, our engineering team has grown from a dozen super-talented individual contributors to a hundred-strong organization with teams, specialized roles, and responsibilities. With that growth came a need for better mentorship and training. Various initiatives were focused on taking common learnings and evolving them until they were mature enough to be reused for … Continue reading “New Hire: Project Selection and Execution”

Software Development and Gaming

A few months ago, I started to wonder why I like software development. I love coding, but there’s a huge difference between fun coding projects and professional software development in an engineering team. Present me with a technical problem and I will happily devote my time to solving it correctly and efficiently without stressing about … Continue reading “Software Development and Gaming”

Engineering Interview

This post is written to explain our interview process, to better prepare candidates on what we are seeking, and to promote a discussion on better interviewing processes and techniques both internally at Medallia and externally as well. At Medallia, candidates come with all sorts of experiences, new graduates with bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D’s from universities, … Continue reading “Engineering Interview”

Why Do We Have Internships?

So, I was having a chat with one of our interns the other day, and he asked, “Why do you guys even have an internship program?” At Medallia, we view internships as opportunities to open the challenges that we face with others, to see and share different perspectives, and learn how to better mentor and … Continue reading “Why Do We Have Internships?”

Recruiting Perspectives

Why Developers Should Be Active in Recruiting This is in part a response to an article that I recently read, lots of interesting debate over Microsoft’s stack ranking program which seem to have bubbled up since Ballmer announced his departure, a fascinating book about career progression and life suggested by some coworkers, an excellent read … Continue reading “Recruiting Perspectives”