The Engineer/Manager Pendulum – charity.wtf


85 bookmarks. First posted by coty may 2017.


Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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4 days ago by spinnerin
"Mgmt isn't a promotion, mgmt is a change of profession." Real! My first year managing other people was so hard!
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27 days ago by rukku
The best frontline eng managers in the world are the ones that are never more than 2-3 years removed from hands-on work, full time down in the trenches. The best individual contributors are the ones who have done time in management.

And the best technical leaders in the world are often the ones who do both. Back and forth.  Like a pendulum.
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6 weeks ago by whip_lash
Lately I've been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I'm a senior engineer, but I'm thinking about being a manager. I really like engineering, but I feel like I'm just solving the same problems over and over and it seems like the real…
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11 weeks ago by tekbuddha
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by kohlmannj
Might print this out & hang on my wall. A post that states my recent career choices were not bonkers but beneficial
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may 2017 by tswicegood
RT : Just putting back out there. Again. Because it's that good. Yup. 🌈
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may 2017 by jpschorr
Lately I've been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I'm a senior engineer, but I'm thinking about being a manager. I really like engineering, but I feel like I'm just solving the same problems over and over and it seems like the real…
may 2017 by twleung
When we talk of career paths, particularly in technology, we often talk in terms of paths. Are you going to follow the management path or perhaps the technical one? This blog post by Charity Majors describes something that I find far more appealing, the engineering/management pendulum.

> "The best frontline eng managers in the world are the ones that are never more than 2-3 years removed from hands-on work, full time down in the trenches. The best individual contributors are the ones who have done time in management. And the best technical leaders in the world are often the ones who do both. Back and forth. Like a pendulum."

Before advertising career tracks that are technical vs those that are not, organisations should consider whether they do in fact want the best of both worlds?
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may 2017 by billglover
RT : new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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may 2017 by rjw1
RT : This is gold: The Engineering/Manager Pendulum
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may 2017 by jbellis
RT : Management is not a promotion for an engineeer, the best tech leads alternate between those roles, says :
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may 2017 by roens
RT : Management is not a promotion for an engineeer, the best tech leads alternate between those roles, says :
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may 2017 by cfg
Management is not a promotion, management is a change of profession. And you will be bad at it for a long time after you start doing it. If you don’t think you’re bad at it, you aren’t doing your job.
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may 2017 by tonious
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by mccutchen
Feeling better after reading Good to be reminded that what I'm trying to do is hard, it's not just me
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may 2017 by jackfranklin
RT : "Management is not a promotion" and other hard truths by : PREACH! 🌈
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may 2017 by rainhead
RT : Having embraced the "engineer/manager pendulum" in my career, I have to link to on how that's THE BEST:
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may 2017 by trek
So much truth in this post about engineering and management
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may 2017 by demon386
So much truth in this post about engineering and management
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may 2017 by purcell
Again with the truth hammer, whacking down the TL v. EM nail:
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may 2017 by isaacsu
Having embraced the "engineer/manager pendulum" in my career, I have to link to on how that's THE BEST:
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may 2017 by avi
RT : The Engineer/Manager Pendulum
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may 2017 by biocs
RT : If you're curious about how you might move between manager & engineer tracks, highly recommend this from
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may 2017 by whyitsjeff
These interesting insights from make me reconsider my long standing avoidance of becoming a manager.
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may 2017 by jaxzin
RT : new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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may 2017 by antifuchs
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by aviflax
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by genehack
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by divigation
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by indirect
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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may 2017 by duellj
Favorite tweet: mipsytipsy

new blog post, with guest tweets from @sarahmei, on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too) https://t.co/1WB3GZzPtZ

— Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) May 11, 2017

http://twitter.com/mipsytipsy/status/862720234213355520
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may 2017 by tswaterman