March 14, 2023

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

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 build...

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Feb. 27, 2023

Ep. 21: Authentic leadership with Troy Toman

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 ...

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Feb. 21, 2023

Ep. 20: The rude awakening of engineering management

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 developers...

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Feb. 14, 2023

Ep. 19: DevOps burnout is real with Luca Galante

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 joins...

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Feb. 7, 2023

Ep. 18: Thriving after a tech layoff

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 g...

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Jan. 30, 2023

Ep. 17: Progressive software delivery with Adam Zimman

For today’s episode, Asim is joined by Adam Zimman, a recovering entrepreneur and an engineer who’s spent years developing software in the enterprise domains focused on infrastructure and engineering. He joins today’s show to...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Ep. 16: Empathy-driven software development with Andrea Goulet

For today’s episode, Asim is joined by Andrea Goulet, who has spent more than 20 years in the tech industry. She joins Asim as she tells her journey in the tech industry and how the idea of empathy has helped …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Ep. 15: The art of influence with Tim Chou

For today’s episode, Asim Razzaq is joined by Tim Chou, an entrepreneur and engineer-at-heart who’s had great career success at Oracle and speaking engagement in universities. Tim shares insights on the art of influence, a wa...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Ep. 14: Interviewing candidates is a skill – don’t wing it

For today’s episode, Asim Razzaq stresses the importance of interviewing as a skill, especially when you're interviewing software engineering candidates. If you've never been taught how to interview someone, now is the time t...

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Dec. 12, 2022

Ep. 13: The path to being a 10X software engineer

In this episode, Asim responds to listener questions about how they can build a successful and fulfilling career as a software engineer. There is a lot of information out there regarding tips and tricks, but ultimately it boi...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Ep. 12: Ignoring Conway’s Law will sabotage your software architecture

In this episode, Asim Razzaq explains Conway’s Law, which states that “Any organization that designs a system, will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure.” Applied...

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Nov. 29, 2022

Ep. 11: Clearing the confusion: AI vs Machine Learning vs Deep Learni…

On today’s episode, Asim Razzaq elaborates on the misconceptions between artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and data science. While many might not be able to see the difference in the 4 fields, experts ...

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Nov. 21, 2022

Ep. 10: Antifragile software: The next frontier

Join Asim Razzaq as he introduces the concept of antifragile software systems. This concept aims to demonstrate what happens during catastrophic scenarios inside the system. For today’s episode, he will highlight key principl...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Ep. 9: Deliver customer value, not just code

On today’s show, Asim Razzaq focuses on the importance of customer-centric software engineering. Software engineers should always be creating meaningful value for customers, and other stakeholders as well, not just writing co...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Ep. 8: Confused about Platform Engineering, SRE, DevOps?

In this episode of Always an Engineer, Asim Razzaq breaks down four different types of engineering roles: platform engineering, site reliability engineering, development operations (DevOps), and application engineering. It’s ...

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Oct. 31, 2022

Ep. 7: Don’t let bad startup habits ruin your career

In this episode, Asim Razzaq talks about the pitfalls of joining the wrong startup when you are early in your software engineering career. While young engineers relish the opportunity to become part of the legacy of a new com...

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Oct. 24, 2022

Ep. 6: Software rewrites (almost) always fail

In this episode Asim Razzaq sheds light on the ongoing debate of whether companies should undertake a software rewrite or instead refactor. This age-old decision can often make or break an organization, especially when a spec...

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Oct. 17, 2022

Ep. 5: Why staying an IC can be the best career move for engineers

In this episode, Asim Razzaq clears out the career path dilemma for software engineers, whether they should pursue a path as an individual contributor (IC), or in a managerial role. He will detail the difference as well as gi...

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Oct. 3, 2022

Ep. 4: Software engineers hate meetings for a reason

In this episode, Asim Razzaq highlights the difference between a maker’s schedule and the manager’s schedule. In a company, it is important to consider the type of work your colleagues do, and Asim aims to shed some light on ...

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Oct. 1, 2022

Ep. 3: Why software estimation sucks

For today’s episode, Asim Razzaq takes on the topic of software estimation and how engineers can improve the quality of estimates through calibration and confidence intervals. Most engineers in companies are overestimating, a...

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Sept. 30, 2022

Ep. 2: Winning the hearts and minds of engineers

In this episode, Asim Razzaq tackles the motivational aspect of software engineering. A lot of companies miss the mark when it comes to motivating engineers, and Asim will elaborate why they leave and how they can be motivate...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Ep. 1: How heroes kill culture

In this episode, Asim Razzaq defines what is toxic heroism in the field of software engineering. Many engineers do not see this trait, and for Asim, it is important that he shows how this trait manifests and how it could …

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Sept. 28, 2022

Welcome to Always an Engineer: Podcast Trailer

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, …

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