About This Podcast

If you could go back in time and give your less experienced self some advice, what would it be? 

Today, Asim Razzaq is a CEO,  but he started out as a software engineer. The career path he chose wasn't easy, even with mentors to help guide him. He's learned the hard way and acquired a lot of unconventional wisdom — wisdom he wishes he had not just when he was an individual contributor but as he moved up the ladder to lead engineering teams, and eventually lead a company. Because it’s true what they say… Once an engineer, always an engineer. 

In this podcast, Asim shares software engineering perspectives and lessons learned on a variety of topics: from technical decisions engineers have to make every single day, to the ways leaders can get the most out of their teams, to the pros and cons of career choices throughout the journey. Understanding that engineering perspective… and exploring both success and failure from that perspective… can be valuable in helping people make better decisions, work better together, and ultimately be better versions of themselves.

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.