Today we’re talking to Roman Kononov, engineering manager at Uber. And we discuss Roman’s approach to leadership and growing the individual contributors in his teams.
All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast!
To learn more about Uber, check them out at https://www.uber.com/
About Roman Kononov:
I am an IT manager that spent over 15 years in the IT industry.
I have over 13 years of work experience as a front-line(hands-on!), second-line IT manager (Team Lead, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, CTO) starting from small startups (even own) to IT giants.
I managed remote/local/hybrid teams with up to 40 people
I made teams, grew managers, promoted developers, mentored interns, hired and fired, gave a lot of public talks and made meetups and conferences (and love to do this).
I’m very passionate about software, hardware, information security and managing IT people of course.
We are Uber. The go-getters. The kind of people who are relentless about our mission to help people go anywhere and get anything. Movement is what we do. It’s our lifeblood. It runs through our veins. It’s what gets us out of bed each morning. It pushes us to constantly reimagine how we can move better. For you. For all the places you want to go. For all the things you want to get. For all the ways you want to earn. Across the entire world. In real-time. At the incredible speed of now.
The idea for Uber was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We’ve grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever expanding ways. We’ve gone from rides on four wheels to rides on two wheels to 18-wheel freight deliveries. From takeout meals to daily essentials to prescription drugs to just about anything you need at any time. From drivers with background checks to real-time verification to in-vehicle technology, we make you safer every single day. At Uber, the pursuit of reimagination is never finished, never stops, and is always just beginning.