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.
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.
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?