I’m a senior dev at one of the FAANGs with more than 15 years of experience, but the rest of my team consists of devs with an average of 2 years of experience. At first when I joined, I thought this was an aberration, but there are many teams around me that are structured similarly. Is this how FAANGs try to scale teams?Ask HN: Suggestions for working effectively with junior devs at FAANG | Hacker News
The top comment:
And in general, there are two ways to go. The first is to accept the fact that many senior engineering and most staff engineering gigs are more about this kind of mentorship approach than actually doing work. And basically accept that the prime “getting shit done” years of your career are done and you will mostly be working in this new way now.Unfortunately you will either need to change your attitude or change teams. In y… | Hacker News
One day I pointed out the massive amount of the code and design doc reviews the TL of my team is conducting every day, to the TL himself. His response was something like the top comment.
According to him, he used to do everything but that wasn’t sustainable. He was told to “delegate”, and in my guess, to mentor. That is what he’s doing these days.
I cannot articulate what I think here. He’s a good mentor, a good lead, and I appreciate that, but…?