This time, we’ll be talking with Khalid Muaydh, the VP of Engineering at Fabric. Fabric is a modular and headless platform for modern e-commerce experiences that has recently become a Unicorn! So let’s get down to business and learn more about the e-commerce industry and what kind of innovations we can expect here.

About Khalid:

Khalid Muaydh

Khalid Muaydh has become the VP of Engineering at Fabric after over seven years of working for Amazon as a Software Engineer Leader. Impressive! That experience has definitely helped him create the headless commerce leader – Fabric, which has recently raised $140M in Series C funding! It gives them the Unicorn status – a private company valued at or over $1 billion. Before Fabric, he was also the Co-Founder & VP of Engineering at Veeve, a system of contactless grocery shopping that uses machine learning, sensor fusion, computer vision, and artificial intelligence to enable large scale (100K SKUs) visual recognition. 

Few Questions to Khalid:

  1. What was your first job, and what was the most important thing you learned from it?

My first job was as a software engineer. I learned how to speak up and start asking questions and sharing my opinion. I learned how to understand the reason for doing anything and why to do that particular thing. I learned how to learn. I also learned how to navigate through problems and use them as opportunities.  

2. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you have dinner with?

Elon Musk. He is a person who impresses me with his thought process and how he thinks outside the box.  

3. How do you start your day / What does a typical day look like for you?

The first thing I do is plan my day and the key things I need to focus on and end it with. 

In leadership, it is tough to have a typical day as you might be all over the place and play different hats and be where the business needs you. However, I am usually looking to set up mechanisms to know where is a problem or where I need to be, along with staying connected to people and the team to keep up with their expectations. I’m also trying to focus on:

  • building a culture instead of a projects/deliverables plan
  • driving strategy and vision more than a roadmap
  • company growth and success more than team success

4. What are three apps you can’t live without?

LinkedIn, Calendar, Whatsapp

5. Most influential book or a movie?

Book: The Noble Quran – it influences all aspects of my life. It is a way of living for me. 

Movie: Enter the Dragon. Bruce Lee – impressive to see his philosophy adopted by multiple fields, his belief of success is from self-dedication and knowledge is real. He changed the perspective of how most of the world looks at Asians.

6. The first word that comes to mind when you think of Poland? 

Alcohol.

When can you expect the episode?

The episode will be published on the 20th of April 2022. Don’t miss it – follow us on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube, where you can also check our previous episodes!

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