The Approach - What engineering career framework works for our small agency?

This blog outlines the career framework we settled upon for our software engineering team at Brightec.

If you've read about our motivation and our thinking in devising our career framework, then you're probably wondering what we arrived at.

We wouldn't recommend other companies imitate this framework exactly; it's what's right for Brightec and it's unlikely to be a perfect fit anywhere else. But the feedback from our team has been great, and we've found a lot of value in it so far. We hope it can be an inspiration to others too!

Our career framework defines six engineering roles:

We have a single slide defining the responsibilities and expectations for each role, and they're as follows.

You can see all 6 roles, in detail, on this PDF here:


Of you can view a live presentation of the framework here.

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