Help your developers progress from junior to senior level and beyond - tips from @fnthawar, VPE at @ShopifyEng @ShopifyDevs on episode 27!
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Here are some key takeaways from the interview for leveling up engineers:

1. Pair programming is the most effective way to learn. If you want developers to grow quickly, pair them up with a more senior engineer, and it's guaranteed that both people will take away a lot.
2. As an engineering manager you can hand out stretch projects to your developers.
They get an interesting piece of work, and get to see if they want to grow their skills in that direction. You get to see if they show promise for another role.
It's a win-win.
3. When grooming a developer for #EngineeringManagement, you can delegate some of your managerial tasks to your teammates. Again, they see if they want to move in that direction, and you get to measure their promise.
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