30+ Engineering Career Ladders

While writing The Engineering Manager's Survival Guide, I gathered and reviewed this extensive list of engineering career ladders.

What Is a Career Ladder?

A career ladder, or career path, is a progression framework. It allows an organization to describe the different job levels and the expectations for a given position. It enables the assessment of a software engineer's skills and to work on her career progression. It provides a shared framework to identify the different aspects to improve to reach the next job level. The ladder can also be mapped with employee's compensation, increasing salaries transparency, and fairness.

Public Engineering Career Ladders

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