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Once you subscribe, you will get weekly tips and actionable advice on how to navigate your career in Software Engineering, delivered directly to your inbox. The insights I share come from my personal experience of working at Microsoft and Amazon for nearly two decades, and led me to successfully grow my own career.

I started my career at Microsoft, a couple of decades ago, as a Software Development Engineer Intern. I grew from Software Development Engineer I to Principal Engineering Manager, leading the Microsoft Project Desktop engineering team. After Microsoft, I was hired by Amazon as as Software Development Manager, where I continue to lead Software Development and Test teams. You can learn more about my career journey on LinkedIn.

With this newsletter, I intend to take you on a journey with me down the memory lane, recalling some of my most memorable stories and experiences. Starting with my first role back in 2005 as a Software Development Engineer Intern at Microsoft, I plan on writing about events as they happened throughout my career. My intent is to give you the full context, by describing key events from my career journey in detail, to help you understand the full background behind the insights and tips that I will share with you.

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Disclaimer: To respect my teammates privacy, I give each of my past co-workers a different name, from their actual identity. Any direct quotes from key events are my best recollection of the events, and are aimed at letting you imagine the scene, however they do not represent the exact words, as they were spoken by me or my former teammates.

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Professional advice for anyone seeking Career Growth in the Technology Industry. From a career spanning two decades at Microsoft and Amazon, these are my most memorable stories.


Software Development Manager at Amazon. Previously spent more than a decade at Microsoft, from intern to manager.