Recruiters, what is the current outlook for technical, but non-coding engineering program managers?

Google / Other sryntsry
Sep 20, 2017 7 Comments

Asking about Eng PgMs with technical judgment and understanding, but non-coding.

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  • Intuit cZ3kL4n
    What kind of technical background are we taking about if it is not coding backed?

    I don't see how one can pass effective technical judgment without experience in the weeds.
    Sep 20, 2017 5
    • Google / Other sryntsry
      OP
      Ability to read code, tech design docs, understand technical issues.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Intuit cZ3kL4n
      As an engineer, the type of technical leader that I have greatest respect for is the one with actual technical experience. Something to keep in mind.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Google / Other sryntsry
      OP
      That's fair. But do you see any opportunity for those with non-coding ability in an eng org?
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Intuit cZ3kL4n
      I do. I think a careful attentiveness and appreciation for technical discussion, and basing decision making (e.g. Deadlines) on factually based merits is a good way to earn respect. Listen to your engineers and be on their side and push back against others / external groups when necessary.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Google / Other sryntsry
      OP
      Thanks. What is the role you have in mind for that skill set?
      Sep 20, 2017
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    There are several tech companies founded by non coders.. consider that. There's a place for everyone.
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