What does it take to be a tech leader very senior engineer at Google?
I've read over the years about the promotion process at Google and the higher expectations between levels.
I also understand that it's more senior-level that it takes more than just raw technical talent but instead has some other soft components. I think I might have an idea what they are but they're pretty abstract. I have had terrible terrible mentorship in my career and at Splunk all I really do is fix bugs and I keep trying to fix that and do more but it never seems to go anywhere.
So what non Tech things are very senior tech leads expected to do? How does one get a head? What are the expectations? Could you give me more concrete examples?