As you grow as a software engineer, do you code lesser and lesser?
I keep hearing that as a software engineer grows, they are valued less on their ability to code. And that they are rather valued on knowing the larger picture inside a company - knowing the design and architecture of different services in the company, writing design docs etc. How true is that? If its true, how does one get judged in an interview for higher levels if not on coding? Just on design questions? Please share your experience.