Great Startup Engineers
Early stage startups aren’t for everyone, and they certainly call for engineers with a certain set of qualities. Typically, engineers who have
- Great technical breadth and technical depth.
- An immediately applicable skill set.
- The ability to learn quickly.
But it takes more than that to make an engineer a great startup engineer.
You can focus, and refocus, effortlessly.
In a startup, things crop up all the time that scream for your attention. And you have to respond – whether it’s a bug on production, or a sudden re-prioritization of features. You keep juggling no matter how many balls are hurled at you.
Focusing on a single feature is easy. Having the discipline, attitude and agility to refocus spontaneously is hard.
You have compassion for your users. Engineers traditionally tend to lack this, as layers of product managers and customer support form a pretty
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