Tech leaders panel addresses engineer satisfaction, managing technical debt, and workforce diversity

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Building a successful company today means more than just moving fast, breaking things, and gobbling up market share. Success is increasingly dependent on hiring the right engineers and making sure to create an environment where they are motivated to contribute and thrive.

This means recognizing that companies must be attuned to managing a host of factors in any corporate workplace, so the good days for any one employee outnumber the bad.

“A bad day for an engineer is a day when something is breaking and they have to stay up all night and fix it,” said Christine Heckart (pictured, left), chief executive officer of Scalyr Inc. “A good day for an engineer, a human being, is the day they get to go home and have dinner with the family.”

Heckart spoke with John Furrier (@furrier), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, in Palo Alto, California. She was joined by Bhawna Singh (pictured, center), vice president of engineering at Glassdoor Inc., and JP Krishnamoorthy (pictured, right), senior vice president of engineering at Coupa Software Inc. They discussed the importance of managing technical debt, expansion of the engineering community beyond company walls, creating peer learning opportunities, coordination of work as firms expand into remote locations, and the need to address diversity issues in the workplace (see the full interview with transcript here).

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