Asking Senior Tech and Engineers only.
Do you create your own work? And introduce Plans to accomplish them?
Or, do you wait for a complete end-to-end formal initiation Process involving Stakeholders, Budget discussions and approvals, allotments, Product and Planning, and only then begin your Tech and Engineering effort?
I am so work-less and task-less at my job in my area of expertise right now, that I could practically re-write the entire code-base, re-engineer, re-architect with the latest Google I/O 2019 Android Offerings for the Android App at my work-place, but of course it's a two-month long endeavor, and the real question, should I even do that, because the Authorities typically have an entirely different point-of-view on this situation. The other problem, I am unaware of what my Leads and Managers and Directors are planning for me into the future, have been that way for the past 8 months actually.
YOE : 15 as Java, includes 8 as Android.
TC : 150K
Location : NYC
Edit: oh and it’s totally reasonable and expected that the senior engineer should get a PoC put together. Sometimes that PoC is used for the actual project other times it’s just used as a direction to go.