The Solver archetype.

A staff engineer archetype, this role focuses most of their attention on deep diving into known problems rather than managing people-focused problems in the org. They bounce around between problems and are not as common in team-centric organizational models, though adequate complexity at scale will likely introduce the need for them either way.rL4

  1. Will Larson, Staff Engineer: Leadership beyond the Management Track, First edition (San Francisco? Will Larson, 2021). (See notes.)