I have been working at my current company for about a year. I am a junior engineer on a team with mostly senior engineers. My team trusts me to execute independently and I'm pretty confident in my ability to get things done. I want more ownership and I would like to bring value to the team outside of assigned tasks/projects. How would you approach identifying opportunities here?
I talked about identifying a problem and building a solution at Meta in this Taro Premium session.
In general, try to find a "papercut" and see how often it happens + how many people encounter it.
I also recommend contributing more to other projects, e.g. contributing more in meetings as described in this question.
Also this discussion about gaining respect among your team is great: https://www.jointaro.com/question/IrnbdihulsuXnC00HoTN/how-can-i-quickly-gain-respect-among-my-team-as-a-senior-engineer/