At Gusto, teams have a lot of autonomy on how they work. Teams can define their own processes. Over the past year, my team has developed a somewhat unconventional method that has resulted in better productivity, outcomes, and team happiness.
As someone who was recently promoted to senior engineer, this journey is still fresh in my mind. Here are some ways that senior engineers have helped during my career path from junior to senior engineer.
Prior to Gusto, I built products in a world where the Product Management (PM) team “owned” the product. The PM team would come up with the product strategy, write the specs, and hand everything off to engineering. From