At my previous company, I proposed adding in some new JWT libraries. However, there was a lot of pushback from the principal engineers about security vulnerabilities in these libraries. We eventually figured out a path forward, but it took a long time - There was a huge back and forth on how to do things right.
How can I optimize future situations like these, so I can set myself up for success at my new company?
Building alignment is about communication. There are often growing pains at a startup due to how quickly things change: it’s easy to forget that newer people don’t have context.