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Product Engineer

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Code is a means to an end — and that end is creating value.

The team that are responsible for the development and execution of the company's product strategy, including the design, development, and launch of new products, as well as the improvement of existing ones.

With the rise of AI, Product Engineers represent a shift in web development where there's a growing need for developers who do more than "just write code" — developers who understand the bigger picture, who can work across various technologies, and who focus on delivering exceptional products to the end user.

Context

Character

Fulfilled by:

  • Solving people's problems
  • Driving business growth
  • Working closely with a variety of people
  • Developing strategies
  • Can co-ordinate getting things done
  • Can lead through connection over command
  • Communicate succintly with appropriate medium for target audience
  • Have strong decision making processes
  • Being organised, detail oriented, and prepared

Capabilities

Fundamental principles to master to become a 10x software engineer.

flow of energy from inspiration to being
  1. Teamwork
  2. Processes
  3. Tools
  4. Platform
  • Can prioritse ideas using established methods
  • Rapid hypothesis-testing methods
  • Quant data research
  • Delivers 100% on promises
  • Writes tasks & specs clearly
  • Focused on process improvement
  • Meeting facilitation

Problem Solving

Methodical and consistent approach to problem solving.

  • What challenges?
  • How did you address them?
  • What thought process did you apply?
  • What are your expectations?
  • How can you check for that?

Recruitment

Businesses often seek Fullstack Engineers but actually need Product Engineers.

Qualities of the Best Product Engineers:

  • Passion for building high-quality experiences.
  • Constant drive to learn and explore new ideas.

Role and Skills:

  • Not just pixel-pushers; they are creators who take pride in their work.
  • Should have user-facing work examples.
  • Understand web fundamentals: browsers, accessibility, animations, CSS, HTML, JavaScript.
  • Tools used (React, Svelte, etc.) are secondary to their ability to build the best product.

Attention to Detail:

  • Consider user journeys and various scenarios (e.g., slow internet, API errors, touch devices).
  • High level of polish is standard for these developers.

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