Career Path, General

Axelerant’s general career path mixes our requirements and suggestions with those of Capgemini, Inviqa, and Patreon as a means to clearly provide team members with how they fit and succeed here.

These basis architect/coordinator/director/engineering/intern/specialist roles provide the groundwork from which specific technical or other competency-based roles arise. E.g., Drupal Front-end Engineer II, Quality Assurance Technical Architect, Senior People Operations Specialist. Though the productive organization, team, and self aspects aren’t mentioned in the final job descriptions, they’re an expected component of a person’s efforts to fulfill their Axelerant obligations.

Career Path Options

Responsibilities - Relative

Each role’s responsibilities are based upon three productivity aspects. These areas frame our intentions of fairly and justly aligning team members through a standardized foundation while recognizing that each domain has its specifics.

  • Productive Organization

  • Productive Team

  • Productive Self

See specifics within the role level guides above, within Career Path Options.


Relative Experience

The following role levels are broken into typical relevant years of experience for the early and late stages. Within each role level, there’s early to late-stage role tiering as well.

  • L0 - Intern

    • ≤1 year

  • L1 - Engineering/Specialist I

    • 1-3 years

  • L2 - Coordinator/Engineering/Specialist II

    • 3-6 years

  • L3 - Senior Coordinator/Engineering/Specialist

    • 6-10 years

  • L4 - Manager/Technical Architect

    • 10-15 years

  • L5 - Director

    • ≥12 years

Domain-based Skills

  • Delivery (Project Management)

  • DevOps/Site Reliability (IT/Networking)

  • Drupal

  • Finance (Accounting)

  • Front-end

  • Marketing

    • Culture and Recruitment

    • Customer

    • Prospect

    • Service Area

  • People Management

    • Administration

    • Engagement

    • Learning & Development

    • Recruitment

  • Quality Assurance

  • Sales

    • Business Development

    • Account Management

Domain Competence

Three expectation levels categorize domain competence for team member's capability.

  • Familiar - Familiar means being aware of what the technology is, how it is used, and what problems are relevant to the technology but need significant support to work with it. This commonly reflects an experience of 3 months or so of continuous usage.

  • Knowledgeable - Knowledge refers to being fluent with the technology syntax and terms while working on common use-cases but needing support with niche scenarios. This commonly reflects a continuous experience of 6-24 months.

  • Expert - Expert refers to having a deep understanding of the technology beyond the basics, well into performance characteristics and underpinning tools, with at least 2 years of continuous experience working on uncommon scenarios, edge cases, and integration with other technologies.