What makes a 10X Engineer a class apart?

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10x engineers get shit done, think product, are great at collaboration, have amazing communication skills, lead by example, 10x the whole team, are always learning, keep things simple, act as an owner, are decisive about priorities and finally build to last.

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  • Photo by Giridhar-Photography - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/33710980@N02 Created with Haiku Deck 10x Engineer A Class Apart I have the privilege of working with 10x engineers. This is what makes them a class apart.
  • A 10x engineer always gets shit done. No matter what, they will figure out a way to solve the problem. If you can trust someone in your team to always deliver, they are probably a 10x engineer. Photo by DAngelo Favata Photography - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/47213461@N06 Created with Haiku Deck
  • Kevin, our head of engineering refers to engineers that don't think product as "code monkeys". Engineers are not code monkeys, engineers build great products period. 10x engineers understand that very well and deeply think product. Photo by nh7a - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/11640161@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  • Of all the skills I look for in an engineer, collaboration is probably the most important one. Great collaboration fosters a work atmosphere that you want to go to every day. Jeff Bezos once said that he does not tolerate brilliant jerks. Neither should you. Photo by Jordi Pay Canals - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/24630636@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  • A 10x engineer is completely aware of the people he needs to loop in a conversation. He ensures that there is a shared understanding of the goals, vision, technology within the whole team. Photo by MoShotz - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/28331423@N07 Created with Haiku Deck
  • Leading by example is a no brainer. Engineers only respect leaders that actuall Photo by Matt. Create. - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/76583692@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  • A 10x engineer up levels the whole team. They are constantly on a look to make things better, most of the times by 10x. Great engineers mentor other engineers and ensure that they are successful as well. Photo by anieto2k - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/49703021@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 10x engineers constantly discover and pursue new ideas and areas of interest. One of the best advices I ever received is to always keep learning. Here is a LinkedIn post on this - https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/ 20140303191150-17096646-always-keep- learning Photo by ginnerobot - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/78011127@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  • Photo by ajagendorf25 - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/84578284@N00 Created with Haiku Deck The best products and technologies are the ones that are simple, have less moving parts. Great engineers build simple products and experiences. They choose technologies, whenever applicable that are open source. And when they build, they stick to keeping it simple.
  • 10x engineers care deeply about the product and members, that they act as a owner. They are super passionate about the area they are focussed on, will do anything to ensure that it is successful. Photo by xsix - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/26989796@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  • Super decisive about priorities. 10x engineers don't spread themselves thin. They will get shit done by choosing to do few things and doing it right. Photo by Matt Lowden - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/36984261@N07 Created with Haiku Deck
  • Lastly, 10x engineers build to last. They build products and technologies that last an internet lifetime. Great engineers understand the trends, they anticipate the future needs and build for it. Photo by WarzauWynn - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/94246031@N00 Created with Haiku Deck