I'm looking to get promoted as fast as possible, so I really want to understand how very senior engineers think. Here's some additional questions to add more depth:
- If you were to backtrack and retrospectively analyze the careers of the engineers who reach staff level at Big Tech, what's the common thread with all the projects they've worked on?
- How were they able to land themselves on those projects?
- What allowed them to put themselves in a position to contribute to such high impact projects?