YOE to Become SWE Manager at FAANG

Apple kahnyay
Nov 11 5 Comments

What does Blind think the minimum reasonable amount of YOE to make a jump to SWE manager is? Maybe assuming a new grad joins FAANG under a supportive manager in a high growth org.

I know things can change (product no longer important, reorg, etc.) but I'm curious what the "lucky and everything goes according to plan" timeline looks like.

Would be curious to know in general how many YOE it took SWE managers on Blind to get to that point in their career. Please post that info if you have it. Note I'm specifically asking about FAANG and established companies, because startup career growth is highly variable.

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    Don’t switch from IC to manager until at least level 6 as IC.
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    It depends, for Amazon the fastest you can rank up to an SDM is 5. Some take way longer, some never reach there. And I don’t count acting managers.
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    I’ve seen engineering managers at FB with 3 YOE
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