You've spent the last couple of years building your skills as a Staff Engineer in one place: you know the codebase, you know what’s expected of you, and you know who to talk to in order to influence technical direction.

Now it's time to move on. How do you effectively start off a new job at Staff-level?

We’ll start by talking about building trust and clear expectations with your manager and management chain. You were hired externally for a reason - what is that? Of the many, many different meanings of “Staff+ engineer”, which is your manager’s expectation?

We'll talk about strategies for coming up to speed technically and building networks with other ICs. We'll discuss acclimating to a new environment: how to apply your expertise without over-indexing on the challenges of your past role and company.

You’ll leave this session with:

  • Frameworks for defining success in those first few months. 
  • The tools to have productive conversations with your management chain about what your role will be. 
  • Tactics for maximizing your unique value as a new employee.
  • Excitement and confidence in approaching your next role!
Strategies for focusing on the most important thing
Strategies for focusing on the most important thing
Lifecycle of an API design
Lifecycle of an API design