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Staff+? What Now??

First Session: 

Hosted by Ei-Nyung Choi

Fractional CTO, Technical Advisor, Angel Investor, Principal Engineer at tEQuitable

I've experienced the engineering career ladder at both small and large companies, as well as from both the hiring manager's and engineer's perspective. I've learned what skills are necessary for progression no matter where you are, and how expectations of you scale with the size and age of the organization. In recent years, I've mentored dozens of staff+ engineers, as well as tech leads/tech lead managers, to help people understand what's ahead of them and how they can advocate for themselves. Doing so has shown me that there are very common misconceptions and unknowns about a long term technical career, so I'm excited to mentor participants in this Staff+? What Now?? Circle and pass on my knowledge and experience.

Circle Description

You have excellent technical skills and you know how to have impact on the org & business. What comes next in your career? Is it coding bigger projects, but faster? Is it owning larger initiatives? Is your only real next option management? What got you here won't get you to the next step. Join this Circle to understand 1) what your team needs from you at this stage, and 2) what you'll need to do to get to the next stage in your technical career. I've been Principal Engineer at multiple companies, as well as one of the very few Senior Staff Engineer at Slack. have worked across the stack from 0-1 as an anchor engineer, helped build best practices and tools, and mentored over 50 engineers and interviewed hundreds. I'm excited to mentor participants on how to have an impact at the staff and above level.

Limited to 10 spots

Total Cost:  $350

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Ei-Nyung will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Career Stage: Senior, Staff, or Above Engineer, or Tech Leads

Cohort Includes:

Staff Software Engineer at Box

Staff Engineer at Thinkific

Staff Engineer at Box

+ 3 others

What people are saying about Ei-Nyung

I'm very grateful to have been mentored by Ei-Nyung and been able to benefit from her expertise and guidance! No matter what issues I brought to her, she always had a thoughtful and insightful response. Whether it was helping me navigate communication issues, optimizing my workflow, or just providing general career advice, Ei-Nyung always had actionable and inspiring advice!

Pierre Thirouin - Staff Software Engineer @ BlaBlaCar

I've left every single session getting out more than what I expected. Ei-Nyung always manages to catch the small important details from a conversation and use them to get to the core on an issue being discussed. She often implant bits and pieces of wisdom that I find myself thinking about in my day to day as I navigate through challenges. She's also down to earth and a fun conversationalist!

Ivaylo Karageurov - Head of Financial Engineering @ Derivative Path, Inc.

I wish I was able to select multiple kudos for Ei-Nyung! I am so grateful for my time being mentored by her, I constantly received actionable advice and always felt so heard and inspired after our sessions. Ei-Nyung really cares about her mentees and took the time to dive deep into the challenges I was facing all while taking the best notes I've ever seen! I still refer back to them regularly. Our sessions were packed with amazing insights, great conversation and a lot of fun :D She has so much technical and leadership experience to share, anyone would be lucky to have her as their mentor!

Purvi Kanal - Senior Software Engineer @ PagerDuty


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