In this issue, we talk with Ryan Peterman, a Staff Engineer at Instagram who grew from new grad (L3) to Staff (L6) in three years. He writes The Developing Dev newsletter about software engineering career growth. Thank you, Ryan, for this opportunity.
Thanks for the opportunity to be interviewed Milan!
Cool conversation! Extremely enthusiastic point of view.
Good advices here. Thank you for sharing this invaluable information.
Looks like an overzealous AI smoothed out the language and messed some things up. That amazon script that I'm betting was originally described as "written by hand" turned into a re-written paragraph with references like "We made edits to the hand directly in production" unless the script was actually called "the hand" in which case I would really like to know why!
What specifically do you think you did better than other engineers to go from L3 to L6 in the span of 3 years? I would think there should be some exceptional attitudes or impacts you were having consistently.