Which small political battles do you have to deal with usually as a Senior/Principal Engineer
T-Mobile just add
- Microsoft notya“Quantifying impact” ... aka: doing our managers’ jobs so they can go into Thunderdome, er, “calibration” with some objective data.
- Primarily around maintaining code quality. It isn’t something Juniors and management care much about.
- T-Mobile WozniAKJust the sheer ignorance of some Principal and senior engineers amazes me. Clean code is an optional NFR for many 🙄
The moment people realize you are technically superior they cut down interactions with you and guard stuff with their life.
- Microsoft fresh68moreAt principal it is all about defending turf without pissing off peers in other orgs that you will need to rely on for a future deliverable. You give some and take some. Knowing which ones to give is key. You can’t always escalate to leadership and have them solve your shit for you.