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New company and new tech - how to adapt?

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Senior Software Engineer [L4] at Walmarta year ago

Hi joining as a senior software engineer in a company where the tech stack is totally different. How to adopt well so that I can do well in the job as well as go to next step.



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    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    a year ago

    Congrats on the new job! We have a lot of great resources around onboarding, but to avoid overwhelming you and everyone else reading this, here are my Top 3:

    1. Q&A on how to pick up new tech stacks quickly - Directly applicable to your scenario!
    2. Q&A where I share an onboarding "roadmap" - These are the basic things any software engineer that's new to a team should do.
    3. How I became an acting tech lead ~1 month after starting at Robinhood - The bar for senior engineer is high. This shows how you can add a ton of value to your team that is completely independent of the code.

    Here's also some questions for you - The more context I have, the more targeted and actionable I can make my advice:

    1. What part of the stack are you on? You can just keep it generic like web/mobile/back-end.
    2. What's your team makeup? In particular, what's the split between junior/mid-level/senior+?
    3. What do you know about your expectations so far? Were you hired as more of a senior IC or a tech lead? Do you have a big project on your plate already?