My Manager README

My Manager README

My Job

  • Provide context
  • Engage, retain, and grow world-class talent (that’s you!)

Leadership Style

My Availability

Process and Software Development

  • I value transparency about what happened, what’s happening, and what’s going to happen.
  • I value growth and learning. Fail fast and learn. Experiment with clear goals and tight feedback loops. Help others learn by sharing your own journey and keeping a low ego.
  • I value your time and will do my best to ensure it is not wasted. I expect the same from you. I don’t want you to do any process that is neither beneficial to you nor required by law, policy, etc.
  • I value proactivity and self-organization. I have no desire to make every decision myself, I’m sure you don’t want me to either.
  • I value stability and consistency.
  • I value critical thinking. Nothing is sacred and we don’t do anything “because we’ve always done it that way”.
  • I value intentionality, we have too much to do for any of it to be random.
  • I value empathy. Having empathy for your co-workers will help us to build strong teams.



  • Safety (unlikelihood of being punished for giving feedback; should be high)
  • Effort (The amount of work in order to give feedback, also known as “how much do you argue when people give you feedback?”; should be low)
  • Benefit (how likely is it that giving you feedback will materially impact your behavior? should be high)

1:1 Meetings

Work/Life Balance.

Your Philosophies



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Edgar Gonzalez

Edgar Gonzalez


Current iteration: Director of Software Engineering @StreetEasy/@Zillow | Previously: Director DevOps & Data @BlueApron · @Piictu (@TechStars) ·