Joining a new team/vertical with the company, I often feel intimidated with the sheer expanse of domain knowledge to be grasped. Given that it takes time, what are the best ways to approach it, so that you are the most effective.
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I often feel intimidated with the sheer expanse of domain knowledge to be grasped...
I think Cat Chen had a great point in the Q&A about switching domains above: Embrace being a n00b, and just forget that you're a senior engineer.
There's no need to be intimidated. Just learn what you can one step at a time, ask great questions, treat your teammates well, and be hungry for knowledge. And of course, make sure you invest a lot into building up that strong relationship with your manager so they're a constant source of real feedback and you know where you stand (i.e. "Am I onboarding fast enough?").
I can totally see how it could be overwhelming to learn a new team's domain / vertical from scratch.
My thoughts are: