General things that are important criteria for measuring in a software engineer:

  • Coding to Spec - can the developer produce clean, maintainable code that meets acceptance criteria without multiple remediation cycles

  • Code reviews - meaningful comments that show understanding of the business domain and technical nuances

  • Debugging and troubleshooting complicated issues - nothing works the first time, they need to be able to figure out why

  • Process improvements and thoughtfulness

Is this person receptive to feedback?

Spotify Charactereristics

  • Values team success over individual success

  • Continuously improves themselves and their team

  • Holds themselves and others accountable

  • Thinks about the business impact of their work

  • Demonstrates mastery of their discipline

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