After two months of anticipation I finally received word today that I have been promoted to band 9, or Senior Software Engineer. I’ve been at band 8, Advisory Software Engineer, since May of 2004 and while I’m told that only 4 years between bands 8 and 9 is rapid movement, it sure felt slow to me!
The promotion includes a small pay increase too which will be nice and will help pay for the A/C which we had installed a few months ago and while it was desperately needed then, we probably won’t run again until next May.
Here are my promotions to-date:
|2000||Band 6: Software Engineer|
|2001||Band 7: Staff Software Engineer|
|2004||Band 8: Advisory Software Engineer|
|2008||Band 9: Senior Software Engineer|
Next up, Band 10: Senior Technical Staff Member with ETA 2013 +- a few years.
5 thoughts on “Band 9: Senior Software Engineer”
Congrats! That does seem pretty fast for IBM, but I also felt it was slow (I wasn’t promoted to band 9 before I left, but thought I was acting at easily a band 9 level).
Congratulations! I think essentially having double the band levels here at MS makes for happier employees since you can promote them twice as often. And at a computer company shouldn’t your next band be “A”?
Way to go!!
Very impressive indeed. Congratulations, Casey!!!
Congratulations! (I’m waaay behind on my LJ.) Yeah – whoosh! Four years. For an old behemoth like IBM that’s lightning!