About Captain’s Codebook

Hey, I am Ilija 👋 Nice to meet you!

Every week I publish an article on topics related growing from Engineer to Technical Leader.

If you are an engineer who wants to learn how to grow in their career, whether to Staff Engineer, Engineering Manager or Technical Lead, this is the place for you.

Here’s some of my writing from the past:

I strongly believe that you will not find a more authentic publication with practical advice aimed at new or engineering leaders to-be.

About me 🙋‍♂️

I am an engineering manager, working with the fine folks over at Stripe. Before Stripe, I worked with some great people in Scribd, Catawiki and Siyelo.

In my career now spanning ~11 years my roles have varied from a full-stack developer, to technical leader, backend software engineer, and even moonlighting as a product manager.

Throughout my career I have been fortunate to collaborate and be challenged by invigorating people. I have worked on ambitious projects and have had to set up foundations for others to build upon while solving interesting problems.

This newsletter is my attempt to write the content I have always wanted to read.

I would love to have you on board 🚢


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Elevate your career from Engineer to Leader. ~Weekly newsletter packed with actionable insights on leadership, team management, career growth and engineering excellence. Written by a newly-minted Engineering Manager @ Stripe.