What is the Role of a Staff Engineer? | The Pair Program Ep13

Jul 26, 2022

Join us as our hosts, Tim and Mike, talk to Ben Edmunds and Adam Berman. Ben has over fifteen years of experience in the industry, working on everything from startups to enterprise software to robotics. He is currently a Senior Staff Engineer at Wayfair. Ben is the host of the PHP Town Hall and More Than Code podcasts, as well as the author of two books, Securing PHP Apps and Securing Node Apps. Adam is a staff software engineer at r2c. In this role, he focuses on developing new products to help security teams work hand-in-hand with developers and scale their security programs. Previous to r2c, Adam led the engineering team for Meraki Insight at Cisco Meraki. Adam holds an MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BA in Philosophy from Dickinson College.

In this episode we explore the role of Staff Engineer and break down why many technologists pursue this role.

You’ll learn:

  • What is the role of Staff Engineer and how does it differ from other engineering positions?
  • The responsibilities and growth opportunities of those in a Staff Engineering position
  • How the role can differ in a startup environment vs a larger organization



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