My sub-team was 3 people (an L5 tech lead, an L4 engineer, and me), but now it’s just me since the others left. My manager is hiring other people in the coming months.
How can I best onboard the new people and set myself up to lead the team?
One of the things I liked about Meta is that levels are private. At Google, by default, levels are public, so people may unfortunately have preconceived notions on whether you’re fit to be a lead or not, but it’s still possible.
The way to become a lead is to become the owner of the knowledge relevant for your team, and ensure that people around you are aware of that. Some practical tips: