Staff+: Career Progression Without Management
Unfortunately, the required skills for success drastically differ between ICs and managers. Do you need to transition into a position you may not enjoy or excel at to progress in your career?
In this talk, I’ll present another way: the staff-plus IC career track, allowing career progression without people management, inspired by my experiences moving through Senior and Staff positions to my current position as a Principal Engineer at GitHub.
Presented at Level Up 2022.
Written up as a blog post: What is a Staff (or Staff-Plus or Principal) Engineer?.