WTF does engineering leader mean?

IBM / R&D
thepirate

IBM R&D

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thepiratemore
Jan 12 12 Comments

I've seen this title on a number of LinkedIn profiles, including FB and Google.

Is it the same as a senior engineering manager (2nd line, manager of managers) or does it mean director of engineering? Or is it a very senior engineer without people management responsibilities.

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  • Ticketmaster 1320
    It's the person who walks around holding a cup of coffee blurbing out ideas, acting as if they are thinking out of the box, when in reality they have no real value.
    Jan 12 2
    • Hortonworks mackerel12
      True...They will laugh loudly. Speak some BS all the time, while in reality their only job is to thin the food waste that goes to the dumpster
      Jan 12
    • Athenahealth loger
      Well said!
      Jan 12
  • F5 Networks RRA
    It means, "I wish I had a bigger title."
    Jan 12 1
    • Amazon ninjanu
      👆 This. Their title is probably something they don’t like, that’s why they want to hide it with this vague term.
      Jan 12
  • Google / Eng
    चाचा चौधरी

    Google Eng

    BIO
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    Its meaningless. An L3 working on a small project by themself is an "engineering leader" for that project. Just ask the level if you wanna know what the engineer lead.

    Source: Never heard anyone refer an eng as "engineering leader" internally. If seniority needs to be specificied people just use ladder levels (L3, L4 etc)
    Jan 12 2
    • Google / Mgmt
      saio87

      Google Mgmt

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      Google
      saio87more
      No one uses level numbers on LinkedIn
      Jan 12
    • Waymo / Eng omyaW
      Some Googlers use Senior/Staff/Senior Staff/Director etc which translate directly to level numbers.
      Jan 12
  • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
    It means high TC. That's all you need to know.
    Jan 12 0
  • LinkedIn LeetKing
    Downleveled by FANG and similar companies. E.g Director to Manager etc.
    Jan 12 0
  • New / Eng
    nubidubidu

    New Eng

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    Lyft
    nubidubidumore
    Usually it means a manager of managers, or above.
    Jan 12 0
  • Google / Mgmt
    saio87

    Google Mgmt

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    Google
    saio87more
    Commonly L6 and L7 either EM or TLM
    Jan 12 0

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