Early Learnings as a Staff Engineer

After acting as a staff engineer over the last six months, I wanted to take a moment to share some of my learnings and observations so far. I hope this list is insightful not just to aspiring staff engineers but to engineers of all levels.

While this list will undoubtedly change and grow, it’s helped me reflect on how I can have a significant impact as a staff engineer.

If you’re looking for more resources to be an effective staff engineer, I recommend Will Larson’s book, Staff Engineer, and stories from other staff engineers on staffeng.com.