Where do I fall in levelling spectrum?
What can I expect as TC (current TC: 33L, NIL stocks)
How much can I push to get l63 knowing that my TC kind of falls in its band (It does, right?)
I’v churned myself over the years to become Principal engineer (in startup world) within 5 YOE. It kind of feels under-levelled to join MS at sub-senior level.
Is l62 senior level or sub senior level. Does it vary with country?
Startup experience is awesome but HR doesn't accept them as 'creds' as there are more things needed to succeed in the big company.
Best way is to prove yourself and push up the stack.
62 is a very good level for 5 YOE. If you are as good as you claim to be it is not hard to get promoted every year or every 1.5 years.