I’m an Engineering Manager with a strong background in Search and Backend engineering. Working with Elasticsearch or Solr/Lucene is my passion and if I get to choose the programming language it’s Clojure, although I also liked some level of Scala with Finch. Finally, my secret passion is working with Apache Kafka and especially KafkaStreams.
In 2018 I transitioned into management. What I had previously considered empty phrases became something I value more and more. Things like “we can only win together”, e.g. I believe this to be even more relevant today. While you can win as an individual or a very small team this does not necessarily mean winning for the company.