Juniors Engineers: Aspire to Retire

While you as a person are important to your company, your role is transient. Learn how to navigate these waters by adopting the Retirement Mindset.

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Almost every software development company and nearly every engineering team on the planet has some form of a technical lead. If you don't believe me, run a quick search on LinkedIn for "tech lead" and see how many hits you get.

At the time of writing in the United States, I got exactly 6,174 results matching that query. That does not account for hits from companies that aren't openly advertising the job as a leadership position or are calling it something else, such as "senior," "principal," etc.

In many cases, this role is often a place to which newer engineers can find themselves aspiring to attain, whether through a series of promotions or job changes. So, if this position is not only a very reasonable aspiration but is also in demand across the globe, then why interrupt your focus with retirement?