For Developers

Be the architect of your own career.

Individuals who take ownership of their career growth are more likely to have long-term professional success.

Kaleida can help you build a blueprint for your career success and give you the tools to identify your growth areas, advocate for yourself and hold meaningful conversations with your manager.

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How it works for Developers

Step 1: Choose between technical or management tracks.
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Some software engineers love the idea of leadership, while others prefer to deepen their technical expertise.

Kaleida lets you choose the path that is right for you, and you can always move between tracks as your needs and aspirations change.

Step 2: Assess how your skills stack up against core competencies.
Description of a skills assessment for coding explaining what this skill looks like as an individual deepens in experience and expertise.Examples of industry examples that showcase the application of coding as a skill, such as adding graph and rest endpoints.

Kaleida's career growth frameworks are based on industry best practice and designed especially for developers.

  • Industry examples to help provide guidance and inspiration.
  • Crafted by experienced technology leaders.
Step 3: Visualise your strengths and areas for improvement.
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After completing your skills assessment, your growth report will be automatically generated into a user-friendly, intuitive map.

  • Identify areas where you are contributing at or beyond what's expected of your role.
  • Pinpoint that areas that need further development to help you get to the next level.
Step 4: Turn insights into action by building your Career Growth Plan.
Platform interface showing the ability to select a career growth area from a dropdown menu from a few options 'recruiting', 'craft', 'security'Platform interface showing career goals set with a metric and a due date.

The Career Growth Plan feature helps you set concrete actions to help you achieve your career goals.

  • Break down your career roadmap into smaller, manageable steps.
  • Regularly review your plan and celebrate your progress.
  • Keep an evidence log of your achievements to have career conversations with your manager.

Build the roadmap for your career.

Before you know where to go, you need to understand where you're at.

Identify your strengths and gaps to know where to focus next. Then, build your personalised career pathway to help you meet your goals.

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Don't be afraid to toot your own horn.

Advocating for your own promotion can be hard, and it's easy to downplay your achievements.

Kaleida helps remove this anxiety by grounding your achievements with concrete data. Build up confidence by articulating your strengths, recording your accomplishments and advocating for your own capabilities.

It's a lot easier to have confident conversations with your manager when you have the evidence to back it up.

Become a holistic high performer.

Become a well-rounded contributor. To excel in today's work environment, you need more than coding skills to succeed.

Strong communication, collaboration and community skills are all essential for teamwork and contributing to positive work cultures.

Get rewarded and recognised for individual tech skills as well as interpersonal skills that strengthen your team.

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Are you ready to jump in the driver's seat of your career? 
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“I just got promoted to senior engineer, something I’ve been working towards for a long time. I started using Kaleida as a way of assessing my skills and recognising areas for improvement.

Sharing the information with my manager helped me have better career conversations and reflect on my strengths and areas for growth. I was able to articulate mycareer goals, and he work with me to get there.”

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