Hear from Julia Grace, Slack’s Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering, on managing, scaling and motivating an engineering team, especially through times of hypergrowth, at high velocity. Since joining the company in 2015, Julia has led Slack’s Infrastructure Engineering team from its inception through to its current size of 75+ engineers across three offices. The team is mission-critical to Slack, building the core backend, frontend and data infrastructure that powers the product - laser-focused on reliability, scalability, and performance at tremendous scale.
Julia Grace is Director of Engineering, Siri at Apple. Previously, she was Senior Directo Engineering at Slack, running the infrastructure team. Prior to Slack, Julia was the CTO of Tindie where she established the company’s engineering department. She has also held engineering and product leadership roles at venture funded startups across Silicon Valley.