Band 9: Senior Software Engineer

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:

Year Band
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.

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5 thoughts on “Band 9: Senior Software Engineer”

  1. 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).


  2. 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”?


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