Rama Karve is a Senior Staff Software Engineer [L7] at the autonomous vehicle company Cruise, working on fleet management.
Previously, Rama spent 9 years at Meta and 9 years at Amazon as a software engineer. At the very senior levels, engineers have an impact in more unique ways, leveraging their strength as a generalist or specialist.
As one of the most senior engineers in the company, Rama says the most important skill at the Senior Staff level is to get disparate teams and systems to work together for the same goal. A further challenge here is to identify which teams or people even need to start working more closely together.
Rama has 2 pieces of advice for other Senior Staff Engineers:
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