On Helping Junior Engineers

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On Helping Junior Engineers

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.

This week features posts on: 

  • Scaling, Structure, and Growing as an Engineering Manager
  • Headcount Goals, Feature Factories, and How to Hire Those 10x Engineers
  • On Helping Junior Developers
  • How to Hire World-Class Engineers
  • 20 Patterns to Watch for in Your Engineering Team

SCALING

Camille Fournier on Scaling, Structure, and Growing as an Engineering Manager

The expectations of managers will change as a company grows. Here’s Camille Fournier, author of The Manager’s Path, on how to scale yourself while growing a team.

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PRODUCTIVITY

Headcount Goals, Feature Factories, and How to Hire Those 10x Engineers

Erik Bernhardsson, CTO at Better, illustrates the importance of (1) having a centralized recruiting process with a consistent high bar, and (2) reducing the task overhead to a minimum.

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PRODUCTIVITY

Headcount Goals, Feature Factories, and How to Hire Those 10x Engineers

“Some developers prioritize what they’re saying over how they’re saying it,” says Jessica Mitchell, Software Developer. Here’s her quadrant that maps communication styles into four main personalities.

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CAREER

Why You Should Apply to Engineering Jobs You Aren’t Qualified For

“If you have the skills and the competency to take on a role, don’t be distracted by the requisite years of experience in a job post… In general, experience requirements are shorthand for competency.”

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