In his recent article Galo Navarro, discussed his learnings as Principal Software Engineer at Adevinta in building a platform and supporting team to support over 1500 developers. He indicates that companies that reach a certain size tend to create one or more teams to care for their technical infrastructure.

He calls out that the key struggle within these teams is to find the correct balance between setting standards but allowing for individual team autonomy. Navarro states that “opinionated Platform teams risk coming across as patronizing, ivory-tower-dwelling jerks that impose capricious choices on other engineering teams.”

InfoQ recently sat down with Navarro to discuss approaches to structuring a platform team to enable them to best support the organization.

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Q&A with Galo Navarro on Building an Effective Platform Team
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