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Introducing “Always an Engineer,” a New, Short-Form Podcast from Yotascale CEO Asim Razzaq

Asim Razzaq, founder, CEO of Yotascale and former head of platform engineering at PayPal and eBay, helps answer software engineers’ burning questions in each 10-15 minute episode

PALO ALTO, Calif.October 5, 2022Yotascale, the leading choice for cloud cost management in modern SaaS organizations, today announced the launch of a new podcast, titled “Always an Engineer” and hosted by Asim Razzaq, founder and CEO of Yotascale and former head of platform engineering at PayPal and eBay. The first four episodes of the short-form podcast were released today, each approximately 10-15 minutes in length. New episodes are expected to go live weekly starting this month. A two-minute trailer is also available now.

The premise of the podcast is, “Once an engineer, always an engineer… even when you’re a CEO.” Razzaq started his career as a software engineer. Over the past 20+ years he moved up the ladder to lead engineering teams and eventually lead a company. In this podcast, Razzaq shares his insights and lessons learned along the way, from an engineering perspective. From navigating difficult conversations with the C-suite, to managing frustrations with peers, to staying on top of continuous education, the podcast will cover a range of topics to help listeners improve the way they work–and work with others.

“There are so many decisions that software engineers and engineering leaders have to make to maximize opportunity and drive product innovation,” said Razzaq. “The Always an Engineer podcast will dive into the challenges they have to contend with daily, and deliver relatable insider tips and insights that will help listeners manage their careers in engineering and thrive in today’s fast-paced, high-pressure technology environments.”

The first four episodes cover a variety of topics, including:

  1. How Heroes Kill Culture
  2. A Simple Framework to Motivate and Keep Engineers
  3. Why Everyone Gets Software Estimation Wrong
  4. Software Engineers Hate Meetings for a Reason

Always an Engineer is now streaming anywhere you listen to podcasts, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and Stitcher. Visit for more information. 

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