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Building Great Software Engineering Teams: Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success by Joshua Tyler

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APPENDIX A

Career Advice for Software Engineers

Before I became a manager of engineers, I was an engineer. This appendix contains advice on a variety of topics to help software engineers find a great job, fulfilling work, and growth in their careers.

Career Paths: Silicon Valley vs. Traditional Technology Companies

Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Google/YouTube veteran Hunter Walk once posted a tweet that prompted me to more deeply examine something I’d been thinking about for a while—something I wish people had told me when I was starting my career in technology.

Optimize for working w smart folks early in career. Today hung w peeps i met 2001, 2005, 2007. All doing amazing stuff.1

I started my career by working in two big companies, ...

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