There is no perfect man, holy books say so. A senior developer is always at higher pressure compared to the rest of the team. This is because the managers and business owners are looking to you when they need anything. Remember, you have to report to the board as well as organize your juniors to make sure the software is working right.
Fear of making mistakes
The number of years doesn’t matter when it comes to mistakes. As both a junior and senior developer, there is a point where you will make the worst mistakes, Kindly do not be afraid about that. Have a positive mentality that an error is a learning process, learning never ends. If you don’t make errors, then you don’t make anything. Be better and accept your own mistakes, then look at solutions.
Learning new things to solve problems
Remember, you have been upgraded to a senior engineer. If it’s a startup, everyone is looking for you, both front end and backend. You need to know how to manage the server and networks. It’s like you become a DevOps engineer. Yeah, do not be afraid of learning new petty stuff, even from your junior friends. The thing is that I am familiar with the minor staff. Have knowledge about most things in all the teams.
Getting it wrong first
That is the way. Software development is like a rough game where you don’t know about the end results during the first stage of development. So always expect the worst after the junior team has brought the code together. You don’t need everything to be working right. Have a book and note down what was done the wrong way and needs rectification. Majorly, don’t feel bad when the software doesn’t work the first time. Let the mistakes bring more ideas.
Stop Pareto Principle
This is hilarious and I learned this from certain blogs. The Pareto principle dictates that the 80% being brought about by 20%. Is this true? If you are a non-technical team, be sure some projects are built by purely third parties and function well. But as a senior, avoid this, have the required skills, and follow the right path to achieve your own product. Let your junior understands that their own product is much better than using any third party.