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How much should I hand-hold an E3 DRI that's struggling?

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Senior Software Engineer [E5] at DoorDash2 months ago

I'm working on a cross-functional project with a backend DRI (E3) and Android engineer (E4?). I'm iOS, but have a backend background so I could easily code the backend portion if I needed to. The DRI reports to a different EM, who was on vacation for the first few weeks of the project. The DRI was struggling to get the backend piece working, so I spent extra time hand-holding him on how to debug it. I even researched how another feature in the iOS codebase used similar API calls and created a Postman collection for him to troubleshoot his APIs more easily. Is this a good use of my time? What percent of my time should I spend on helping others versus doing my own work? The Android engineer did not help the DRI because he doesn't know backend, so there was no one else to help the DRI.

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  • Alex Chiou
    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    2 months ago
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    Senior Software Engineer [E5] [OP]
    DoorDash
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  • Alex Chiou
    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    2 months ago
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  • Senior Software Engineer [E5]
    Senior Software Engineer [E5] [OP]
    DoorDash
    2 months ago
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  • Alex Chiou
    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    2 months ago
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  • Alex Chiou
    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    2 months ago
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