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Overview of Engineering Ladder
We acknowledge that one track of progression does not suit everybody and impact comes from a variety of responsibilities. At Ockam, there are 3 engineering tracks to accommodate team members with differing growth goals:
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Levels
Individual Contributor Track
Management Track
Executive Track
1
L1
Software Engineer I
2
L2
Software Engineer II
3
L3
Software Engineer III
4
L4
Senior Software Engineer I
5
L5
Senior Software Engineer II
Engineering [Product] Lead
6
L6
Staff Engineer I
Head of [Area/Team]
7
L7
Staff Engineer II
Director of [Area]
8
L8
Principal Engineer
VP of Engineering
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Individual Contributor Track: This is the default track that most engineers will feel at home in. Those who progress along the IC track will typically be expert coders, they understand deeply the business context and problem space they're working in and may have a seat across more than one
@Team, Teammates
. They possess and build on a deep level of technical capability and domain knowledge, whilst being accountable for upskilling others and distributing knowledge across the whole engineering
@Team, Teammates
.
Engineering Management Track: Since an engineer cannot manage other engineers if they don’t deeply understand the work they do, we expect all engineers who makes the transition to the EM track to reach at least the IC5 level. Engineering managers own and lead all aspects of people management for the
@Team, Teammates
, as well as setting technical direction and engineering guardrails. EMs are also a driver of consistent high-quality, robust, and mission-driven engineering delivery—the business need features more prominently on the EM track.
Executive Track: Executives lead change throughout all
@Organization
s and are responsible for leading
@Stakeholder
relationships. EXs are also responsible for driving and effecting company-level
@OKRs
. They are considered to be champions of Ockam given their focus on external-facing relationships and products.
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