Who are “rock star” developers?


When I started my career, I saw people who were very smart, but they were tough to handle. Account and project managers often gave up and moved to another company just to discover that people like that were also working there.

But in the end of the month these people saved the company and managed to finish projects and tasks, that normal developers thought to be impossible. CEO often had trouble working with these guys, but they never got fired. If these people told that they want to move to another company, CEO offered almost incredible salary raise for stay.

Meet “rock star” developers – senior engineers who are incredibly talented, but their attitude is sometimes tough and they are hard to keep under control. These people are Mick Jaggers and Steven Tylers of the engineering world.

I will write how to communicate these guys and keep them under control and motivated.

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