I had a question on how does one exhibit impact and staff level behavior as a Senior engineer.
The staff engineers on the team code as much as me. Although I am a lead for a team, there is distinction between me and how another lead is being perceived. I am happy for them.
They have been in the company way longer, they advocate, question and are not afraid to speak up.
But code wise, I have way more commits. We are both leads, but I can tell they are on the way to becoming staff, and it is the behavior. I am not able to put a pin on it.
How can we be perceived of being extremely valuable and influential to the team without crunching code.