How often do you see SDMs with only 5 years of Dev experience and 1-2 years of managerial experience?
I'm thinking about moving to SDM route from SDE. Not switching because of pay but rather I enjoy mentoring people and thinking about the product from a broader perspective. Always enjoyed driving initiatives for my team which I still do. Even while on an IC role, more than 50% of my time is spent driving projects, mentoring, unblocking partner teams, consultation etc., Which all made me think about SDM track... My leadership looks like they might support it if I proposed this thought.(Yet to vet this idea with my manager)
Before I get there and pitch in this thought, wanted to see how this is perceived in other companies given that I don't intend to stay forever in Amazon. Thinking of giving a couple of years here in Amazon as a manager to build my skills.
Would really appreciate inputs from experienced folks/if you have a manager with ~5 years of Dev experience and a couple of years of managerial experience.