The Staff Engineer's Path

By Tanya Reilly,

Book cover of The Staff Engineer's Path: A Guide For Individual Contributors Navigating Growth and Change

Book description

For years, companies have rewarded their most effective engineers by suggesting they move to a management position. But treating management as the default (or only) path for an engineer with leadership ability doesn't serve the industry well. The staff engineer path allows you to contribute at a high level, with…

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Why read it?

1 author picked The Staff Engineer's Path as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

It heartens me to see that more and more excellent material is being produced about how to be an effective senior individual contributor, and Tanya’s book is a fantastic guide for growth-minded engineers that want to become technical leaders in their organization.

More importantly, as a manager, you get a blueprint of how to turn your senior engineers into true leaders and partners.

I almost see this book as a sibling of my own that I wrote for managers: it skillfully dances between making yourself better, making your team better, and making your company better. Essential reading for any senior…

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