Written by Robert Fijalkowski
Published April 11, 2018

Beyond the Code #03 – I’m a senior developer – what’s next?

Third episode of our Beyond the Code podcast covers topic of career development.

A quick reminder. The idea of Beyond the Code is simple. We would like to focus on different sets of skills that might be useful for software engineers, which are not coding/programming/prototyping, etc. You can expect new episodes, around 30 minutes long, every second Wednesday.

We’ve already published the first episode and the second episode – check them out if you haven’t :). Please note that we’ve decided to run the podcast in Polish, although we are still planning to invite several foreign guests for episodes recorded in English.

Episode 3 – I’m a senior developer – what’s next?

In the third episode of Beyond the Code we’re talking about the less obvious part of software engineer’s career development. We all know junior, regular & senior levels. The real question is – what’s next? Project management, being an analyst, team leader, product owner? Many questions, much less number of clear answers.

Listen to the third episode

By listening to this episode you will get answers to these questions:

  • Why you should think what’s after being a senior developer even if you still are not.
  • Which career paths should you consider?
  • Why understanding business will be a huge value in the future?
  • How to keep having a good contact with people & technology after you get promoted?


  • 0:00:32 – Introduction to our main topic – I’m a senior developer – wha’ts next
  • 0:01:30 – Co w ogóle oznacza senior developer?
  • 0:03:50 – Maybe we need a different names for seniority of programmers?
  • 0:06:30 – Is senior developer spending much less time on coding?
  • 0:08:50 – How long is it possible to keep coding at work?
  • 0:13:20 – The role of soft skills
  • 0:18:40 – Interesting career paths after being a senior
  • 0:21:40 – Understanding business is a key to success
  • 0:25:20 – How to not loose contact with people and technology after being promoted?
  • 0:29:18 – Summing up


Recorded by:

  • Robert Fijałkowski
  • Szymon Skórczyński
  • Damian Petla

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Written by Robert Fijalkowski
Published April 11, 2018