Not every team will have the scope you need to get to the next level, especially at FAANG and Big Tech. If you're looking to get to senior engineer levels and beyond, here's what to look out for in a team:
- Past launches - If the team has frequent, meaningful launches from the past year, it's likely this will continue.
- Healthy balance of levels - You want folks more senior than you to learn from and folks more junior than you for you to mentor and work through.
- Strong engineering manager track record - In particular, see who they have been able to get promoted. If there are examples of senior and staff engineers grown organically within the team, that's another good sign.
This clip was taken from our team selection masterclass. You can watch it here: [Masterclass] How To Choose A Good Company And Team As A Software Engineer