David is Director of engineering for eCommerce at Photobox.

David joined Photobox to help them restructure their approach to engineering and deliver a new eCommerce experience and platform. His overall aim is to return the company to significant growth. David currently runs 9 teams of over 70 people spread across London, Paris, and Lviv.


Photobox has grown to become the European market-leader in photo-based products serving millions of customers a year in over ten markets. Whether it’s personalised canvases, calendars, mugs, jigsaws, phone covers, or our classic photo books, Photobox has a wide range of products perfect for every occasion.


On the show, David talks to Andy about the stresses and excitement of moving into a management position. They also discuss providing technical solutions to real-world problems and how to take a disciplined approach to work.




Show Notes:      

00.32 Verbalising your own thoughts.

02.10 Sparring in the office.

04.05 Moving to a non-coding position.

09.34 Problem-solving in your role.

12.34 You gotta give the manager credit.

16.27 Self-awareness.

18.19 Getting into that discipline mindset.

24.22 Hyper growth startups.

30.41 Thriving off challenge.

34.12 What gets you out of bed in the morning?