Senior Engineer to Lead: Grow and thrive in the role

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10 Days

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Cohort-based Course

Learn skills and competencies to grow beyond senior engineer and thrive in a lead role (Team Lead, Tech Lead (Staff), Engineering Manager).

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Course overview

Grow past senior engineer and develop the mindset needed for the lead role!

As engineers, we are used to having things in our control - the outcome of the task normally depends on our implementation.


Growing from senior engineer to a lead role requires a mindset shift. You become a multiplier for the team and helping others around you becomes one of the main priorities. You are not judged by your individual contribution anymore. The overall success of the team and projects is what becomes important.


We will define the difference between engineering lead roles (1st week):


- My personal recommendation for which may be the right fit for you


We will define the exact steps you need to take to grow toward a lead role (1st and 2nd week):


- How to build credibility in the engineering industry

- How to build good relationships inside your engineering team and across different teams

- How to let your manager know about your goals and aspirations

- How to keep a brag list of all the wins that you achieve

- How to become the go-to person or considered an expert in a certain engineering domain

- How to become a team player and a great engineer to work with

- How to propose an impactful improvement to the codebase and own the implementation

- How to become business and product-minded engineer

- Real world examples on how Gregor and others have grew from engineers to lead roles


We will define the details to help you thrive in a lead role (2nd week):


- Mistakes that Gregor has made as a first time manager

- How to manage your time

- How to have great 1:1 meetings

- How to give feedback

- How to create a great engineering culture

- How to lead meetings

- How to do hiring

- How to build engineering teams

- How to make decisions and resolve conflicts between engineers


Bonus:


1. You'll receive 11 guides and templates to help you to grow past senior engineer and thrive in a lead role.

- Engineering Career Path Guide

- Behavioral Interview List of Questions

- Notion Template: Technical Specification

- Notion Template: Incident Retrospective

- Notion Template: Job Brief

- Notion Template: 1:1 Meeting

- Notion Template: Checklist for Great Engineering Organization

- Notion Template: Hiring Board

- Notion Template: Technical Strategy

- Notion Template: List of questions to ask before making a technical decision

- Notion Template: List of Achievements


2. You'll receive a FREE yearly subscription to the Engineering Leadership newsletter (worth 80$) (if you are already a paid subscriber, you’ll receive this course at a discounted price).


3. A LOT of other materials for self-study and to learn further!


All of the actionable insights from this course are based from Gregor's experience growing from Senior Engineer to Lead roles (Team Lead to Engineering Manager to Head of Engineering to VP of Engineering to CTO) and through countless successful projects + his network of professionals across various of different fields and disciplines.

Who is this course for

01

Senior Software Engineers who wish to learn the competencies needed to grow and thrive in the Lead role (Tech Lead (Staff), Team Lead, EM).

02

Ambitious Software Engineers that want to level up and get to know all the skills needed in order to grow and thrive in a lead role.

03

Everyone in the engineering lead role who wishes to thrive in the role or help their reports with actionable steps towards a lead role.

What you’ll get out of this course

You'll know the exact differences between engineering lead roles

You'll know what are the key differences between the Team Lead, Tech Lead (Staff), Engineering Manager. I will also share my personal recommendation which may be the right fit for you.

You'll know the exact path you wish to take for your next step in your career

Whether that is the Tech Lead (Staff), Team Lead, Engineering Manager or Architect. You'll know which path is right for you.

You'll know the exact steps you need to take to grow toward the engineering lead role

You'll get actionable steps for you to work on to grow toward the lead role. We will also go through real-world examples of how I and others have grown to a lead role.

You'll know the details to help you thrive in the engineering lead role

You'll learn and understand how to adjust your mindset and focus on good communication and team alignment. I'll be sharing also the mistakes I made as a first-time manager.

You'll get 11 templates, a free paid subscription and access to a LOT of resources for self-study

11 guides and templates to help you grow and thrive in the lead role. Free yearly access to the Engineering Leadership newsletter and a LOT of other resources for you to learn further.

This course includes

8 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

21 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

1 project to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jul 9—Jul 14

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jul

      9

      Intro + differences between lead roles

      Tue, Jul 9, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Jul

      9

      Optional: Q&A

      Tue, Jul 9, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    • Jul

      11

      Skills and competencies you need to grow from Senior Engineer to the lead role Part 1

      Thu, Jul 11, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Jul

      11

      Optional: Q&A

      Thu, Jul 11, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Intro + differences between different lead roles

    • Skills and competencies you need to grow from Senior Engineer to the lead role

  • Week 2

    Jul 15—Jul 18

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jul

      16

      Skills and competencies you need to grow from Senior Engineer to the lead role Part 2

      Tue, Jul 16, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Jul

      16

      Optional: Q&A

      Tue, Jul 16, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    • Jul

      18

      Skills and competencies to thrive in the lead role

      Thu, Jul 18, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Jul

      18

      Optional: Q&A

      Thu, Jul 18, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Skills and competencies to thrive in the lead role

  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Other materials

What people are saying

        I've known Gregor for a while now, and he constantly delivers high-value content, so I can definitely say that his new course, "Senior Engineer to Lead," is an exceptional resource for engineers aiming to transition into leadership roles.
Richard Donovan

Richard Donovan

Engineering Leader | Mindset and Wellbeing Coach
        If you're a Senior Engineer, this is the course for you. Gregor is one of the most knowledgeable engineering leaders I know. Don't miss the chance to learn from him.
Jordan Cutler

Jordan Cutler

Senior Software Engineer @ Pinterest | Author of High Growth Engineer Newsletter
        Gregor is the best person to learn how to become a tech lead. His proven track record in leading agile teams speaks volumes. Together with his offered impact-oriented course, the success is guaranteed.
Daniel Moka

Daniel Moka

Software Craftsman | Author of Craft Better Software
        Gregor’s insights on leadership are spot on and this course is a steal. If you’re a software engineer aspiring for a leadership role, the comprehensive collection of topics in this course is everything you need to know to start. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the best!
Irina Stanescu

Irina Stanescu

Founder @ The Caring Techie | Engineering Leader | Former Tech Lead ex-Google, ex-Uber
        I am an avid consumer of Gregor's content and can attest to the breadth and depth of his understanding of what it takes to grow as an engineering leader. Whether you are an aspiring or experienced leader you will find value in this course - learning not only the skills needed to succeed, but also practical tips on how to situationally apply them.
Omar Halabieh

Omar Halabieh

Tech Director @ Amazon Payment Services

Meet your instructor

Gregor Ojstersek

Gregor Ojstersek

CTO and Author of Engineering Leadership newsletter (63k+ subscribers)

Gregor is an engineering leader with over 10+ years of experience in the engineering industry.


He has a passion for solving complicated problems with innovative concepts. Loves learning about new technologies, sharing his knowledge and teaching others.


With over 100k followers across all the social platforms, he is helping a lot of people to become great engineering leaders.

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Senior Engineer to Lead: Grow and thrive in the role

Cohort 1

$600 USD

Dates

July 9—18, 2024

Payment Deadline

July 8, 2024
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Bulk purchases

Course schedule

3-5 hours per week over 2 weeks
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    5:00pm - 6:30pm CET, 11.00am - 12.30pm EST, 8.00am - 9.30am PST

  • July 9, July 11, July 16, July 18 2024

    Highly interactive sessions.

  • Optional Q&A

    After every session.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll know exactly what is the next step for your career

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Join an upcoming cohort

Senior Engineer to Lead: Grow and thrive in the role

Cohort 1

$600 USD

Dates

July 9—18, 2024

Payment Deadline

July 8, 2024
|

Bulk purchases

$600 USD

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