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Engineering Leveling

managementApril 16, 2018

I’ve been around enough startups recently (especially Australian ones) to have noticed a pattern of confusing titles, stunted career opportunities and early promotions stunting the healthy growth of engineering orgs. A few of the most egregious mistakes (and one I made myself) is the premature titling of CTO to the technical founder. A startup of 5, 10 or even 20 engineers doesn’t need a CTO and in all honestly, it’s unlikely that the technical…

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