The Path to Principal Engineer

This track outlines the journey towards becoming a Principal Engineer, exploring the technical and leadership skills required to excel in this strategic role. It delves into recently published resources like "The Staff Engineer Path" and "Engineering Leadership" to equip aspiring leaders with the knowledge to navigate their career progression.


Track Host

Joy Ebertz

Principal Engineer @Split, Blogger, and Speaker, Previously @Box

Joy is a Principal Software Engineer at Split, leading our backend team from a technical perspective. Prior to Split, she worked at Box. At both Split and Box, she has lead efforts around splitting monoliths into microservices, revamping authentication and authorization frameworks, creating REST API standards, audit logging and more. In addition to designing software and writing code, she also maintains a blog: https://medium.com/@jkebertz.  In her free time, she does a lot of traveling, reading, and running ridiculously long distances (mostly on trails).

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