What Happens When You Lack Senior Engineering Leadership
What is this article about?
I don’t think that a single “perfect” organizational structure exists. Every company has different needs and therefore has different talent requirements. Some team structures are flat, some are deep. No matter how you set up your technical team, if there are processes for shared ownership of your product, you can succeed.
However, there is one position that every company/team should prioritize: senior engineers.
No matter your industry, size, or tech stack, you need senior engineering leadership to guide your software products and internal processes. Without this senior leadership, unfortunate things can happen, some more damaging than others.
Here are some of the most common occurrences that can happen when you lack senior engineering leadership.