Always an Engineer

Always an Engineer

Follow along as we tackle tough questions and ponder the many decisions software engineers face throughout their careers.

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Recent Episodes

Ep. 22: The power of a technical insight with Ashmeet Sidana

March 14, 2023

In today's episode, Asim sits down with Ashmeet Sidana, the Founder and Chief Engineer at Engineering Capital. His experience includes managing venture capital funds, serving on multiple Boards of Directors, and helping buil…

Ep. 21: Authentic leadership with Troy Toman

Feb. 27, 2023

In today's episode, Asim sits down with Troy Toman, the Vice President of Engineering at Planet. He is a technology and services executive with an extensive background in systems and infrastructure solutions. His most recent…

Ep. 20: The rude awakening of engineering management

Feb. 21, 2023

In today’s episode, Asim sits down with Ron Lichty to discuss the rude awakening of engineering management. Ron is a software engineering leader and product development consultant with a passion for making software developer…

Ep. 19: DevOps burnout is real with Luca Galante

Feb. 14, 2023

For today’s episode, Asim is joined by Luca Galante to discuss the spectrum of DevOps and platform engineering. Luca is a product manager at Humanitec, and has been on the development line of work for almost 6 years. He join…

Ep. 18: Thriving after a tech layoff

Feb. 7, 2023

For today’s episode, Asim takes on the situation of tech employees going through layoffs. In recent months, there have been many layoffs in the tech industry, and people are either flustered or placed at their lowest points …

About the Host

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Asim Razzaq

Co-Founder and CEO

Asim Razzaq is the co-founder and CEO of Yotascale. Prior to Yotascale, Asim led platform engineering and infrastructure teams at PayPal and eBay. Most recently at PayPal, he was responsible for all core infrastructure processing payments and logins. He led the build-out of the PayPal private cloud and the PayPal developer platform generating billions of dollars in payments volume. Asim has held other engineering leadership roles at early- and mid-stage startups focused on building cloud-scale platforms and applications.

Asim earned his BS (Honors) in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted undergraduate research in the areas of resource management and distributed computing, and is a published author.