You become one by making 10 teammates 2x

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“We will work as a group, we need to be a real team, that is the only way to go far” (Francesco Totti)

Sometimes I feel sorry for our recruitment team. They spent years looking for rockstar developers, only to realize that the developers they should have been searching for are actually ninjas. When they finally found where ninja developers live, and learned to speak the ninja language, the target moved once again. Right now, the thing they need to hunt is called a 10x engineer. But what exactly is a 10x engineer? How do you identify one?

Looking from the other direction, as a software engineer, if so many employers are looking for 10x engineers and some are willing to pay them 5x or even more, it’s only natural that I would do my best to become one. …

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Ofer Karp

Building software that people use and love. Father. Runner. EVP Engineering at WalkMe

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