What Makes A Great Software Engineer?

This is something I’ve personally thought a lot about. Not just for the purposes of finding other engineers to work with, but also to discover a metric that allows me to better myself and my own skill set. After much thought this is what I’ve come up with…

“Given the same amount of time, a better software engineer will write less code. The best engineer will write zero code.”
Elliot Chance

There’s three parts to this, let me explain…