Becoming a Senior Engineer with Jamey Hampton
On this episode, we're talking about becoming a senior engineer. When you first become a senior engineer, you suddenly have new job responsibilities that aren't coding and they aren't management. It's not clear how to balance your time or evaluate your success. Our guest this week is Jamey Hampton, a panelist on the Greater Than Code podcast and a Senior Engineer at Agrilyst. We talk about how to handle the changing responsibilities and perspective that comes from being promoted even when you're still the same person that you were the previous week. We also talk specifically about hiring as a non-coding responsibility.
02:00 - Taking on New Responsibilities as a Senior Developer
07:20 - Evaluating Productivity
11:05 - Seeing Victory on an Abstract Level
17:26 - Client Meetings and Talking to Non-Technical Clients
23:21 - Hiring and Conducting Interviews
33:10 - Keeping Up With Coding and Other Skills