L3 and L4 engineers are the most similar on the IC ladder. The differences come from the stronger technical skills L4s are expected to have. This allows them to handle more scope with less guidance. Here’s how FAANG-like companies judge L3 vs L4 engineers.
Besides knowing DSA what would you EO text a new grad engineer to already know?
Would love a guide to move from L4 to L5 quickly as the level seems much wider
It could also be useful sharing how other staff engineers got promoted
Great post, Ryan! Definitely agree on the difference in scope of work