Career Growth

There’s More than One Way for Engineers to Move Up

Written By Vivek Ravisankar | July 15, 2015

The stoic, traditional career ladder is pretty much nonexistent in the world of software engineering.
The best engineers have choices: You can venture into the unfamiliar domain of management, in which your biggest challenge is getting all hands on deck to achieve an exciting vision. Or, if you deeply enjoy the art of coding, you can reach incrementally higher peaks as a distinguished individual contributor (IC). The truth is, there’s no real hierarchy etched in stone.
True success comes from playing to your strengths — not manager titles. There may have been a sense of prestige associated with a managerial position in the past. But, like any highly specialized field, developers can grow to become more influential and respected in their technical roles.

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