Individual Contributor Track

Learn about the individual contributor track and what its stages are.

The first track is the path of the individual contributor, or IC. This is the path of technical contribution. Our ICs are the ones that get the products made, the features shipped, and the architectures implemented. Without ICs, we can’t make software. This is why it’s your duty, as a manager, to ensure that they are able to do their job well and provide them with career development opportunities.

Levels of IC track

A technology company’s IC track typically has a progression that looks something like the following. This is just an example because every company implements its progression slightly differently. Each stage in the track is called a level, and these levels are indicated by the letter L followed by a number.

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