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👋 Nice to meet you! I'm Sherwyn, and I'd love to chat about how we can take your career to the next level. My experience: 💳 Various companies, from fast-growing fintech startups like Stripe and Wealthsimple to ads and e-commerce giants like Meta (Facebook) and Shopify 🤖 Various roles, including …

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I am passionate about learning, adapting, and evolving as a leader and engineer, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others through various mentoring and coaching platforms, such as Plato and Mentoring Club. I also co-host SpaghettiCode, a podcast where I discuss topics related to engineering management, remote …

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I'm currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Discord and previously an Engineering Manager and Bar Raiser at Amazon and Stripe. I’m passionate about coaching existing and aspiring engineers and managers on how to land their dream job and succeed in their careers. I have over 10 years of experience in …

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I'm an experienced engineer, originally from Copenhagen, coming from a background of mainly startups. I've been working in companies ranging from 10 employees to thousands, and built ecommerce, marketplaces, banking, payments, and more. My specialty is ruby, which I've developed as my main language for the last 10 years. I'm …

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What is your approach to continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD)?

In my approach to CI/CD, I focus on automation and rigorous testing to ensure high-quality code and fast, reliable releases.

Continuous Integration emphasizes merging all developers' working copies to a shared mainline several times a day. This demands a strong suite of automated tests that runs every time code is integrated. I strongly support a "test early, test often" philosophy. This helps us catch and address issues early, reducing the complexity and effort required to fix them later.

For Continuous Delivery/Deployment, every build that passes the automated tests is deployable. It’s about making deployments—a typically painful process—a routine affair that can be performed at any time at the click of a button.

To make this practical, I believe in maintaining a well-orchestrated deployment pipeline that takes new code from commit to production as efficiently as possible, while ensuring the application remains in a deployable state even as new features are incrementally added.

In essence, my approach to CI/CD revolves around regular integration and automated testing, maintaining a deployable build, and automating the release process as much as possible. This way, we can ensure a smooth, rapid, and reliable path from development to production.

How would you handle a situation where a project isn't meeting its target deadlines?

If a project isn't meeting its target deadlines, the key is to approach the situation strategically and proactively.

First, I would evaluate the project timeline and identify where the bottlenecks are. Understanding the reasons behind the delay is crucial - is it due to underestimated complexities, resource constraints, scope creep, or something else?

Next, I would consult with the team to understand from their perspective what's causing delays. These conversations can reveal insights not apparent at a project oversight level.

Once I've identified the issues, I would start considering potential solutions. Depending on what’s causing the delay, solutions might include renegotiating deadlines, adjusting project scopes, reassigning tasks, or escalating issues to higher management if needed.

Finally, I would communicate the revised plan to stakeholders, ensuring they're informed about the changes and the rationale behind them.

Throughout this process, maintaining transparency and open communication is key to managing expectations and staying aligned with all involved parties. By adopting a solution-oriented mindset, the focus stays on moving forward rather than dwelling on the delay.

How comfortable are you in working with global teams?

Having worked with global teams in my previous roles, I've grown comfortable and adept at navigating the dynamics that come with it. I understand and appreciate the challenges such as time zone differences, communication nuances, and cultural diversity.

Time zone differences require better planning of meetings and deadlines to accommodate everyone. Asynchronous communication becomes important, and establishing clear and regular communication channels is critical. Task management and collaboration tools come in handy here.

Cultural diversity in global teams can be a strength if harnessed correctly. I enjoy learning about different cultures and perspectives. It can lead to creative and diverse problem-solving approaches, which ultimately benefit the quality of work.

Finally, being empathetic and understanding towards teammates in different timezones or from different cultures goes a long way in fostering a positive and productive work environment. So, while working with global teams might have its challenges, I find the experience enriching and highly collaborative.

How do you keep yourself motivated in a complex project?

Motivation in a complex project comes fundamentally from two places for me - passion and a sense of purpose.

I genuinely enjoy problem-solving and creating solutions, so the more complex a project is, the more engaged I become. Each issue to troubleshoot, each solution to devise, represents its own unique puzzle, and the satisfaction of successfully solving those puzzles keeps me motivated.

Beyond that, maintaining a clear sense of purpose and constantly reminding myself of the end goal keeps me focused. When we're engrossed in a complex project, it's easy to get lost in the granular details and lose sight of why we're doing this in the first place. Regularly stepping back, reviewing progress towards our objective, and envisioning the impact of the end result gives me the motivation to continue.

Effective time management and taking regular breaks helps maintain my energy levels. Also, celebrating small wins along the way – be it solving a tricky bug or implementing a difficult piece of code – keeps morale high. Lastly, working alongside a supportive and driven team creates a positive, energized environment that naturally fosters motivation.

What do you think the future holds for the digital payments industry?

The digital payments industry is advancing at a rapid pace and a few trends stand out for the future.

First, I believe contactless and mobile payments will continue to rise. With the integration of near-field communication (NFC) and the increasing adoption of mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, making payments is becoming more seamless and convenient for customers.

Second, the use of biometrics for security in digital payments is likely to gain prominence. Systems that use fingerprints, facial recognition, or retina scans are becoming more advanced and provide an additional layer of security in digital transactions.

Third, the increasing use of AI and big data could revolutionize personalization in digital payments. Companies can analyze payment data to offer personalized suggestions, identify customer behavior patterns, and improve fraud detection methods.

Finally, blockchain and cryptocurrency could also play a role in reshaping the industry. Though there are still regulatory and acceptance hurdles to overcome, they offer a new mode of carrying out transactions that are safe, secure, and fast.

It's an exciting time to be part of the digital payments industry with so much innovation and evolution expected in the near future.

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