What skills do you need to develop if you want to stay on the technical track to technical lead, staff, or principal? What can you expect when you reach the Staff-Plus status? Will you still code?
While the management track has a plethora of books, courses, company training, and very clear expectations, the Staff-Plus Engineer path still does not receive the same level of support or clarity.
In this track, we will discuss what is expected from a Staff-Plus engineer, the leadership skills needed, the secrets to follow this path, how companies can be prepared to support Staff-Plus engineers, and why the future of our industry depends on it.
From this track
Unraveling Techno-Solutionism: How I fell out of love with “Ethical” Machine Learning
Wednesday Nov 30 / 09:20AM PST
As a Staff-Plus Engineer, I’ve had plenty of learning moments in my career where I realized my view of a problem was hindered by my own desire to solve it with technology.
Principal Data Scientist @Thoughtworks
The Secret to Finding Impactful Projects to Land a Staff-Plus Engineer Role
Wednesday Nov 30 / 10:30AM PST
So, you want to be a Staff-Plus Engineer at your organization. Are you one of a hundred engineers vying for that big new shiny project to get you there?
Principal Software Engineer @LinkedIn
How Community Engagement Can Boost Your Staff-Plus Career
Wednesday Nov 30 / 11:40AM PST
How does someone become a successful Staff-Plus Engineer? It is probably a mix of technical skills and having the right opportunities. But what if you don't have access to the best opportunities or the right contacts?
Principal Software Engineer and Architect @RedHat
The Engineer/Manager Pendulum
Wednesday Nov 30 / 12:50PM PST
Should you be a manager? Or should you be an engineer? The old wisdom used to say that you should pick a lane and stick to it, but this is bad advice.