Pong is a Principal Engineer at Pinterest.
- Most important skill: technical communication. As a Principal Engineer, you can't have sufficient impact on your own. Effective technical communication enables you to work through others and advise other teams on the recommended technical path.
- Advice: model the behavior and culture you want. A Principal Engineer is, by default, a role model for the team and org, so their actions set the tone.
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