LEAH MELVOIN

My expertise is your expertise

I have 23 years experience managing global programs in engineering and technical talent management. My role as the owner of the Voice of the Developer Initiative for Amazon worldwide gave me a unique insight into how best engage with and support technical talent. I understand the factors that limit developer productivity, stall their career growth, and cause attrition. I know how to design actionable surveys that engineers want to respond to. I have a solid track record of success influencing senior leaders to invest in changes to improve the employee experience. I have significant expertise defining job expectations by level for both technical and non-technical roles. I can advise on mentorship program and affinity group formation that fosters beneficial change in a company culture.


As a consultant, I offer scalable talent-related solutions to companies at any stage in their growth. I am also available for individual professional skills and/or career coaching. If you are interested in talking further, book an introductory consultation or send me a message.

CONSULTATION SERVICES

JOB LEVEL DEFINITION

I have significant expertise writing company job level guidance that supports fair hiring, compensation, performance, and promotion practices for both individual contributors and management (technical and non-technical).

TECH TALENT PROGRAMS

Technical roles require different hiring and promotion approaches. I can help your company design a lightweight process that makes sure you are hiring capable technical talent and raising their skills bar appropriately.

TECH EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

ENGINEERING ORGANIZATION DESIGN

The engineering community requires a different engagement strategy, especially when it comes to surveys about their work experience. Questions need to be clear, relevant, reflect their concerns, and actionable. Results need to be shared openly to build trust.

I've experienced and solved the problems that occur as a result of a poor organization model. I can advise on technical team segmentation for optimal developer productivity, where/when TPMs vs. PMs are useful (and when they are not), as well as effective project development and operational support strategies.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND CAREER COACHING

I am well-known for well-written whitepapers, informative presentations, and professional speaking. I have learned how to influence at all levels. I can help engineers develop their leadership skills or management skills, if that's their preference. I am passionate about coaching and mentoring and would love to help you reach your goals.

AMAZON-SPECIFIC SKILLS COACHING

Deepen your understanding of the Amazon Leadership Principles. Get coaching on how to write effective tenets and narratives.  Learn about Bar Raising, Working Backwards, Two-Pizza Teams, and other programs that make the company so successful.

WEBSITE DESIGN

I am now offering professionals and small businesses website design services. I am not a web developer, but I am comfortable using advanced features offered by Wix and Squarespace to build customer-focused websites.

If you are interested in talking further, book a free introductory consultation or send me a message.

Leah Melvoin

PO Box 1272
Olympia, WA 98507

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