by Leon Rosenshein

10X Engineer?

Here's a topic for discussion. There was a recent twitter thread about the "10x Engineer". Does that person exist? Would you want to work with them? Is there a time and place for such a person?

Founders if you ever come across this rare breed of engineers, grab them. If you have a 10x engineer as part of your first few engineers, you increase the odds of your startup success significantly.

OK, here is a tough question.

How do you spot a 10x engineer?

Here's some even tougher questions. Are they really that good? Do they make everyone better, or do they get things done and leave a trail of barely working code and burned our engineers supporting their code behind them? Do you really want someone like that on your team?