Joaquín González

Joaquín González ✓ certified mentor

✓ certified mentor
Senior Manager, Software Engineering & Digital Transformation Amazon Web Services

My name is Joaquín González and I am a technology executive based in Berlin. Throughout my career I have worked in multiple positions at the intersection between business and software engineering, accelerating and amplifying customers' ability to innovate. I have over a decade of experience leading complex international agile / digital transformation programs and building highly scalable application architectures. I hold a double degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica San Pablo CEU in Madrid and developed my Master Thesis at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. In 2017/2019 I completed an Executive MBA program at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) based in Berlin.

Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, I worked for over a decade as technology consultant at Accenture in various leadership roles serving clients across various industries, including financial services, public sector, and technology. As Talent Acquisition Lead in the DACH region, I was additionally responsible for the go-to market recruiting, employer branding and talent retention strategy in the German-speaking geography for the largest Accenture Technology business unit.

I am fascinated about the transformational power that technology offers to empower organizations, increase business agility, and unlock value creation. Leading people is means that you have a responsibility towards their professional development. One of the parts I love about my job is how I can create organizational structures and a culture of openness in which people can flourish. I have been described by my colleagues as someone who is genuine, deeply cares about others and with a highly empathetic leadership.

Born in Spain, I moved to Germany 11 years ago and have lived since 2016 in the vibrant and ever-changing German capital city. On a personal note, in my spare time I deeply enjoy discovering the world, meeting different cultures and learning new languages as a passionate globetrotter. I am an avid reader, proud father of a beautiful daughter, and love practicing sports and activities that push me out of my comfort zone.

I love the act of mentoring, helping others with my experience, acting as a sparring partner to find their purpose and make sound decisions through meaningful conversations. I approach coaching as a dialogue, a two-way street in which active listening, making a genuine effort to truly understand the context and needs of the person, are key and the basis for a fruitful mentoring relationship. If that mentoring approach resonates with you and you are interested in one of the topics below listed feel free to book a mentoring slot. I speak English, German and Spanish so we can have our sessions in whichever language you prefer. Looking forward to talking to you!

My Mentoring Topics

  • Agile/Lean Methodologies & Delivery (Scrum, SaFe, Kanban)
  • Technology - Tech Strategy, Custom Software Engineering, Journey to the Cloud.
  • Managing teams – Offshore and geographically distributed teams, cultural awareness, effective delegation, performance management and introduction of OKRs.
  • Work-life balance – How to manage priorities, time management, finding your true north.
  • Genuine leadership - Discovering your strengths and unique traits and use them to lead.
  • Talent Acquisition – Go-to-market strategy, data-driven recruiting, sourcing, talent development and onboarding, candidate journey.
  • Effective communication, Stakeholder Management, Change Management, Conflict Management.
F.
9.November 2021

Absolutely, it was very beneficial and got to know some insights about leadership, management and how to plan the journey towards it. I'll be scheduling further session once I've worked and implemented some of the advice and guidance around starting the journey towards management and leadership. Hope that's ok. Thanks again for the session today.

A.
29.August 2021

I have had a couple of meetings with Joaquín so far and every minute was absolutely worth it!

Joaquín is someone with a lot of experience in the industry and has exceptional people management skills. He has been a great help so far for me as I am thinking on transitioning to an Engineering Lead position. Joaquín is able to listen to your challenges and give remarkably great amount of information on how to deal with specific situations. I am really looking forward to having more sessions as I am progressing in my career.

Z.
3.August 2021

Appreciate you making the time Joaquin, the session was extremely helpful in obtaining the level of detail I required for my transition from traditional IT to a more cloud based technology environment. Not only that but your insight into career path and requirement to plan and realise, was a very good reminder on how to get to where I would like to be.