How many E6 per team in FB

Amazon mngxkvwm
Feb 14 4 Comments

Wanted to get a comparison of scope and ratio of E6 per team.

Mostly interested in systems space (storage, database, networking etc.)

Does a E6 act as a lead of a team? Or is more of an IC role?

Any thoughts?

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  • Facebook cyFl53
    My two cents.

    Some teams will have several, many teams will have none. Most of it depends on how big of a scope team/org has, how much specialization and ambiguity there is. Very much an IC role but where IC finds big problems/opportunities without any guidance and convinces others these problems are worth pursuing.

    In other words an E6 is not just an a tech lead in a given team, but someone known and visible beyond it. That is what a well performing E6 would be.
    Feb 14 3
    • Amazon mngxkvwm
      OP
      Follow up - if one team can have several then how can they all be tech leads ... or are you distinguishing tech lead from team lead
      Feb 14
    • Amazon mngxkvwm
      OP
      Thanks a lot btw. Very useful answer.
      Feb 14
    • Facebook cyFl53
      They don’t have to wear labels, some teams have broad scope or specialization, some don’t. Could be that there are sub areas that need more clear ownership where folks can divide and conquer. Again, key thing is broad visibility, ability to drive and make impact beyond the team.
      Feb 14