Navigating the midcareer plateau

Video description

As both engineers and managers reach midcareer levels referred to as career or terminal levels (e.g., senior engineer or senior manager levels in many technology companies), they are often faced with uncertainty and ambiguity on possible next steps in their career.

Drawing on her experience supporting engineers and managers through career growth in environments ranging from large company environments to startups, Uma Chingunde (Stripe) offers strategies to think about careers at this stage. She addresses some questions such as, How do you think of your career goal outside of the usual career ladders? How do these change as you get more senior? What are traditional versus nontraditional IC and manager paths you can explore? How do you think about the engineer versus manager track? What are some variations on the above for underrepresented groups?

Table of contents

  1. Navigating the midcareer plateau - Uma Chingunde (Stripe)

Product information

  • Title: Navigating the midcareer plateau
  • Author(s): Uma Chingunde
  • Release date: January 2020
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0636920362883