Engineering Ladder was born out of the need to share the ideal Mercari engineer, and to build an organization that maximizes everyone’s strengths. It was essential that we share these ideas to build a strong culture and respect every member’s skills, personality, and diversity.
Based on Mercari Engineering Principles, Engineering Ladder clearly defines the expectations for a Mercari engineer depending on their level in their carreer. Expectations towards a junior engineer and a senior engineers obviously differ.
Engineering Ladder is used for evaluation, settings goals, and designing career paths, and serves as a guideline to let engineers know what they need to work on to reach the next level.
Engineering Ladder is not meant to be a checklist of things that one must fulfill completely, as each individual engineer possesses a unique set of skills. We realize that everybody has different strengths and weaknesses, and that everybody grows at a different pace.
We welcome the diversity in the engineers’ strengths and weaknesses. We believe this will help us to create a better product for our customers.
The Ladder has also been made publicly available on GitHub