Staying in a role builds valuable, company-specific domain knowledge. Leaving often results in a pay day.

A graph showing that impact rises, and salaries often don’t rise to meet it

Too soon

When news broke that breakout star Regé-Jean Page was leaving Bridgerton after only one season, my initial reaction was that of shock and heartbreak. I couldn’t fathom why Netflix and The Duke of Hastings weren’t able to come to some sort of agreement. But then it hit me: my entire…

A semi-scientific analysis of senior SWE job titles, and an unscientific set of opinions about them.

Group Projects Continue

I hated group projects in school. My teammates and I could never agree on scope, nothing had a clear owner, and mature conflict resolution was off the table (I guess I’ll just do the WHOLE THING MYSELF). Little did I know at the time that I would spend my entire…

Matthew Dean

VP of Engineering @ Ethena

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