Seniorities policy

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We believe that the seniority and experience level of a role is not measured just by counting years. Especially in tech, seniority is much more defined by abilities and competencies that an individual acquires as they progress. Self-learning, discipline, and work environment play a huge role in the speed with which a person, in particular, will become "Senior" or "Expert".

The following guide specifies the skills we consider relevant for each seniority level available for jobs in Get on Board. When we moderate jobs, we look at the functions described in the ad, and we make sure they match the seniority level (and thus, salary) specified by the company. Use this guide as orientation on the most appropriate seniority level for a role.

🐣 No experience

  • All work needs to be supervised
  • Needs guidance for learning
  • Understands basic concepts
  • ❌ Cannot lead a team, nor be the only person with their role in the team

🐥 Junior

  • Must work within a team, joined by other people of higher seniority in the same discipline
  • Can work with medium supervision; their work must be reviewed on a frequent (usually daily) basis
  • Can learn on their own; knows where to find resources to improve/correct mistakes
  • Can explain/justify their work to others
  • Can perform simple analysis
  • ❌ Cannot lead a team, nor be the only person with their role in the team

👟 Semi-senior

  • Build features or execute projects alongside a team, implementing specifications of others
  • Can work with minimal supervision alongside multi-disciplinary teams
  • Requires periodic revision from higher-experienced people
  • Can make decisions over their own work
  • Can diagnose problems / propose (not dictate) solutions
  • Can participate in conversations with external stakeholders (clients, partners), joined by a Senior person
  • ❌ Cannot lead a team

💼 Senior

  • Can work with no peer supervision
  • Can review the work of others
  • Can teach, coach or guide others
  • Can lead a small team and make decisions over the work of others
  • Can address complex problems, architect, elaborate strategies
  • Can improve processes, design solutions and experiments
  • Can define policies and best-practices, elaborate guidelines and manuals
  • Can interact with mid-level external stakeholders (clients, partners)
  • ❌ Cannot be part of a C-level (unless as a co-founder)

🥷 Expert

  • Can lead a large, multi-layered team
  • Can elaborate company-wide strategies, long-term, complex plans, global doctrines
  • Can address problems of highest complexity
  • Can advise top decision makers
  • Can face top stakeholders (board members, C-suite from clients or partners, etc)

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