As today’s guest, Natalia Tepluhina walks us through her professional history and describes her experiences at GitLab. After getting to know Natalia a little better, we talk about the challenges she has faced as a staff engineer. We then get into what makes GitLab a documentation-first company. Natalia goes on to explain the inherent traits of being a documentation-first company, like practicing open-sourced work and documenting every step of your knowledge journey. As our conversation with Natalia evolves, she describes her day-to-day responsibilities as a staff engineer and touches on the processes she implemented for her team to achieve success. From here, we take a deep dive into GitLab’s organizational structure and discover the differences between managers and technical leaders, finding out why Natalia prefers the former. Later in the show, we talk to Natalia about what goes into being a technical leader and hear more about her experiences collaborating with other divisions internally and as a GitLab consultant. To draw the episode to a close, we ask Natalia what it takes to surpass the staff level and for her to share her most influential resources. Find out what these are and much, much more by joining us today!