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The Engineering Leadership Podcast

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We share the most critical perspectives, habits & examples of great software engineering leaders to help evolve leadership in the tech industry. Join our community of software engineering leaders @!


Building Inclusive Products with Jeremy King #67

Jeremy King (SVP of Engineering @ Pinterest) discusses some of the challenges, principles & frameworks behind building inclusive products. We also cover filtering decisions through your company mission, investing in rest and emerging challenges around creating serendipity with ideas, onboarding, retaining talent and the hard logistics of workplace flexibility.


Jeremy King is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Pinterest, where he leads the company’s technical direction and oversees the entire Engineering team building deeply technical products, platforms and machine learning systems. 

Previously, he was the CTO of Walmart, where he led the digital transformation effort of the company including customer technology, merchant technology and supply chain technology that covered all Walmart U.S. stores and eCommerce. Prior to that, King was Executive Vice President of technology at LiveOps, and Vice President of engineering and software development at eBay. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from San Jose State University, and is an advisory board member for the CTO Forum, an organization that brings together senior leaders across the technology industry to collaborate on key issues and accelerate innovation across organizations.

  • Building inclusive products starts by having diverse data sets
  • Why your data is probably biased already
  • Where to start with building inclusive products
  • Three principles to build inclusive products
  • How Pinterest disrupts entrenched patterns of thinking & balances innovation and action
  • How to decide which experiments to implement
  • Why ROI should not be the only metric of effectiveness
  • How to filter decisions through your company’s mission
  • How AR aligns with Pinterest’s mission & allows “Pinners” to explore & experiment with different identities
  • Covid’s impact on retaining talent
  • How “investing in rest” & cultivating work-life balance can increase productivity
  • How to schedule a day off for your entire engineering org
  • Upcoming Industry Challenges: building in serendipity, onboarding in a remote-first workplace & the logistics of workplace flexibility
  • Rapid-Fire Questions
  • Takeaways

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