Every increase in seniority comes with more responsibility for raising the standards and skills of the engineers within your orbit, whether that’s your local team, colleagues in your organization, or engineers across your whole company or industry. This responsibility will include intentional influence through teaching and mentoring, as well as the accidental influence that comes from being a role model.

(Reilly 2022)


Reilly, Tanya. 2022. The Staff Engineer’s Path: A Guide for Individual Contributors Navigating Growth and Change. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media.