In software engineering, the career path is different from that of a generic manager. You’re expected to lead your team, but you’re also expected to be a skilled expert who can guide technical decisions. For some people, especially those who like pure technical work, combining these two roles can be overwhelming.
“The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change” by Camille Fournier was written specifically for engineering managers. Fournier, the former CTO of Rent The Runway, and one of the greatest engineering leaders in the industry explains the peculiarities of managing people in tech and gives advice for each career stage.