Great! You have hired a very technical and very senior staff engineer. Now, how do you decide which projects are best for this engineer? How do you keep such a technical engineer engaged? Do you give them more architectural work or hands on coding work? How do they work with your teams? This session is all about engaging and leveraging your most senior engineers. Having been a staff engineer and now managing them, I plan to share my successes and failures. By the end of the session, you should have some good models to bring back to your company.
Ashley Puls is a Vice President of Engineering at New Relic which offers an observability platform. She leads the architecture and staff engineering group in the telemetry data platform which is responsible for ingesting, storing, and querying several petabytes of data each day. She has been at New Relic for over 10 years in various positions including software engineer, staff engineer, architect, and sr. director. Prior to New Relic Ashley worked as a software engineer at Raytheon. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Haverford and a Masters in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania.