five-engineering-manager-archetypes

https://www.patkua.com/blog/5-engineering-manager-archetypes/

technical lead EM

  • Has a broad set of expertise and experience on various technical matters

  • Spends time hands-on writing code, or driving technical discussions and decisions

  • Actively guides architecture, tool choices and internal technical quality

team lead em

  • Grows team members and builds a high-performing team

  • Spends time recruiting, and organising activities that increase retention

  • Creates an environment of psychological safety, enabling team members to thrive

delivery EM

  • Continually tunes the team software process to deliver a sustainable and seamless flow of value

  • Navigates and overcomes organisational processes and structures (i.e bureaucracy)

  • Communicates, reports to and aligns with stakeholders

  • Manages product and project delivery and risks

product EM

  • Focuses on the “Why”, “What” and the “What next” rather than the “How”

  • Spends significant time on customer and market research building rich industry domain knowledge

  • Shapes product strategy and direction and sets appropriate business context

  • Aligns outcomes with capabilities and features

lead of leads EM