Principal engineers have massive scope, always greatly transcending the boundaries of their immediate team. They own success at an organization level, and their impact can often be felt across the entire company.
How does it differ from an entry level engineer to the head of engineering level at each of the levels, given the scope grows as well at each level?
How do each of the levels ensure they are onboarded as quickly as possible to have maximum impact ?
I've been debating this though for a while. Is it worth it to go for a principal role (61 -> 62 -> 63 -> 64) or just go and build something your own
I just joined Target at a Principal level. My manager is spread very thin and wants me to take initiatives and has told me to start networking heavily in the first few weeks. My plan is to create an Onboarding doc and share it with my manager. I'm going to use this doc to manage expectations and use it to review together 3 months down the line. How can I structure this doc? What pieces of information are more relevant/vital for such a doc. Any pointers?