I am a full-stack software engineer at a mid-sized tech company in bay area.
RSU: 80k (20k/year)
Total comp: 176k
1) Is this the average salary in the bay area or I am being underpaid?
2) Also, I want to start interviewing. The problem is, the technology stack that I have been working on in my current company is an age-old framework. So I might have to upgrade myself as well.
3) In my current company, the managers don't care about new learnings or upgrading the stack. They just want to get things delivered. How do I upgrade myself?
4) Additionally, everyone is married or have kids, so '30s and '40s engineers seem very relaxed, they get work done from the new grads or mid-level engineers. Looking at everyone else, I have started to become complacent.
What I am looking for from the blind community: I am looking for a starting point or a motivation to start looking and some tips on how to succeed.
2) don't worry about your 'stack'. Most modern languages utilize similar paradigms and hiring managers generally are not super concerned with specifics rather than 'are you smart and motivated'
3) upgrade yourself with personal projects or open source contributions that implement whatever you think is more current
4) challenge yourself. You only get to go around once. Don't coast through it.
If you're looking for motivation, I suggest you take a trip and spend some time thinking about what you want to create for yourself. Out together a compelling 5 year plan and go get it!