The Twitter world was at peace. Software engineers were happily deploying code to production on a Friday and sharing their weekend plans. That all changed with this tweet where Shekhar listed the following traits that a rare breed of “10x engineers” posess:
He said that these are the types of engineers that founders should be hiring because they will take your startup to success.
He is 10x wrong.
Engineers are people, and in any company engineers will have to deal with other people. Engineers that don’t respect other people’s time, that do not care to share their knowledge with others, that don’t care for hiring new engineers and helping them grow, and that just overall have terrible communication skills are not the people that you want working with you or even for you.
If you’ve been following my content for a while, then you know that I care about:
At the end of the day, it’s really not about the code. If you are an extremely good engineer but a terrible person, I would not want to work with you, and additionally I would definitely value someone’s soft skills (e.g. communication) and willingness to learn above all else.
Some valuable resources in relation to this week’s topic.
Just freeing up some of my open browser tabs…
See you next Sunday, same inbox? 👋