Software engineering metrics for leaders 

Uplevel is the engineering insights solution that empowers teams by leveraging data from everyday tools.


We measure a multitude of data points that reveal indicators of work, focus, collaboration, and process. To do this, we look to the everyday tools for software developers use to get work done, like code repositories, messaging apps, and meetings.

Why we Do It

The world of work is experiencing a burnout epidemic.

Engineers are delivering under pressure, managers are still adjusting to remote teams, and we’re often sacrificing personal well-being for professional achievements.

Uplevel envisions a future in which engineers are able to focus on what matters and feel proud of delivering innovation that positively impacts the world. We empower engineering teams with data and science-driven insights so they can feel more supported, effective, and engaged in their work.

How it works

1. Uplevel collects relevant data from everyday tools

like calendar, messaging, project management, code repos, and engagement surveys.

2. We always protect your privacy

by redacting sensitive information and only focusing on significant patterns.

3. Using machine learning & org. science 

our patent pending application analyzes your data and generates actionable insights.

4. Your team is empowered to improve

with easy-to-read visuals and coaching delivered daily to managers as well as engineers.

How it Benefits You

Gain a holistic view into the health of your engineering organization.

Identify bottlenecks

View PR cycle time.

Predict future success

Adapt plans based on velocity data.

Target stalled work

Get visibility into work that could delay goals.

Support your developers in reaching their potential while avoiding burnout.

Prioritize Deep Work

Understand time allocation patterns.

Prevent developer burnout

Course-correct when overtime trends upward.

Reduce context switching

See which teams are spread too thin.

Case Study

How Zipwhip increased Deep Work for better team focus

Zipwhip partnered with Uplevel to improve developer team health metrics and implement positive cultural changes across the company.

In a one-month period, every group at Zipwhip showed a noticeable increase in Deep Work.

“Now I can view data across my teams, but also dig in to see what’s happening underneath and investigate to see where I need to act. I’m specifically excited to track PR cycle time for my teams and see how we can improve over time.”

– Charlie Black, Vice President of R&D Operations at Alvaria 

Case Study

Lifting up 1,000 engineers at Avalara

Following strong recent growth (and wanting to prevent team burnout), the company onboarded Uplevel to improve the engineering experience for its international team.

“It was a natural fit as we were growing and setting goals around: “What is efficiency? What is effectiveness? What is engagement?” It’s a great tool for our first-line managers.”

– Marilyn Bond, VP of Engineering Execution Excellence at Avalara

See it in action

Our Seattle-based team of developers, designers, and data scientists is ready to partner with your engineering organization. Let’s set up a 30-minute call to hear your needs and show you how Uplevel can help.

Resources

What we measure and why it matters: Data behind Uplevel

Learn about Uplevel’s data POV – including what data we ingest, why it matters, and how to achieve the engineering team outputs that you want.

 

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How directors can use Uplevel to run engineering teams

With many moving pieces in their domain, directors need to process a lot of information while making swift decisions. Uplevel brings the right information to the surface and prompts effective action.

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Burnout isn’t a personal problemit’s a company problem

There’s no way around it: you can only work so much until you burn out. Perhaps due to the business mantra of “infinite growth,” organizations often expect that employees will work at their maximum capacity. 

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