I was an HPE but my performance was perceived as a threat by my direct manager. When you show you understand and can converse in three times the disciplines of the average lead, you can be perceived as a threat to their own advancement. It doesn’t matter if you have no desires to join management. I didn’t have a clue that I was in this situation, as I was too focused on the tech.
I wonder if you could write a follow-up on ship jumping.