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Discussion on: What is the career track at your job?

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Danny Perez

My company has a career track similar to that picture. There's a track for test/qa engineers, software engineers, and engineering managers.

Test/software eng starts with a junior/mid/senior role, at which point it forks between management and technical roles.

Management track

  • Eng manager (manage a team)
  • Sr manager (manage a team + budgets)
  • director (manager of managers with profit/loss responsibility)

Individual contributor track

  • staff eng (make your team+product better)
  • Sr staff eng (make multiple teams better)
  • principal eng (improve engineering for everyone in the company